Kwaadapp, Tabriz, Iran


Posted Apr 17, 2013, 11:29 pm
Hi there!

May I introduce myself? I am Kwaadapp, a frog born in the United States who is ready to travel the world. This is me!

I belong to sannah who is currently hosting Nils. Nils told me so much about the places he has seen that I want to travel on my own now.

This is where I live right now: The blue spot in the background shows the flag of Minnesota.

You will read more about me later ...

Greetings from Minnesota,

Posted Apr 25, 2013, 11:29 pm
Hi there!

Spring has finally come! Well, it still is a little cold outside, but the sun was shining brightly today. Maybe the wisest thing to do to fight her little cold was to go outside, sannah thought - and therefore she took me and Nils to the local Museum and Historical Society of Olmsted County. Here we are!

Nils has already seen this building in real life - so he rushed to this Lego brick model of the Plummer Building, located in downtown Rochester. We could climb this one, but would not stand a chance to the same with the original building!

There were also some models of other historic buildings in town, but they were made of cardboard.

And since this is a museum, they also had some really, really old items. I like this desk (I hope nobody saw me sitting on it!):

Since Rochester is also called "Med City", they had some really fancy instruments from doctors in old times.

Nils dared to have a closer look at the bone saw, but I did not want to. I enjoyed this old nurse uniform more:

At the end, an old photograph showed how much of Rochester had been destroyed by an tornado about 130 years ago!

I really hope this won't happen again as long as I or sannah live here!

That's it for today!  :D

All the best,


Posted Apr 26, 2013, 6:39 pm
Hi there!

I saw the model of the Plummer Building yesterday - so sannah took me downtown to see the real one today. Here it is:

Most of downtown is very modern, the Mayo Clinic (owning most buildings) has built a lot in the past fifteen years. But there are also some older buildings. This is the Old City Hall:

As far as sannah knows, it has been re-designed and now offers some apartments to live in - weird, isn't it?

And this street, home of a lot of bars and restaurants, is even called Historic 3rd Street. Yes, they numerize nearly all the streets in town. sannah thinks it's logical. sannah-man doesn't think so. The older buildings all have two stories, a shop on the first floor, the shop owner (of earlier times) living on the second floor. Nowadays, the second floor is more likely to offer office space.
But here is the street:

There are birds singing outside - I haven't heard this for a while! Find me on the patio!

All the best,


Posted May 4, 2013, 1:45 am
Hi there!

I must admit that I am highly confused! It is May, but yesterday morning this white stuff was covering sannahs balcony: Snow in late spring!

The poor little tree ... The snow is so heavy that it bends over.

It took a while until the snow plows came ... Did I mention that all schools in town where closed (and sannah didn't have to work)?

Maybe I should travel to a place without snow ... It was really cold taking the pictures!

All the best,

Posted May 8, 2013, 2:56 am

Hi folks!

Some of you were as confused as I was the last time, weren't you? But the snow melted nearly as suddenly as he appeared last week. See, how green it is! And I really enjoyed sitting on the balcony again ...

Nils and I had a little chat in one of sannahs chairs - very comfy!

We were mostly talking about my travel! Yes, I am leaving for a long journey to a place "down under" how sannah called it. I am so excited!

I tried to get as much sun as possible and Nils waved goodbye when I finally climbed in my envelope.

I hope I will arrive safely and report from down under soon.

All the best,

Posted May 24, 2013, 4:31 am
Hi Mum! Guess what? I've arrived in Australia... so excited! It was quite cool down here, and I got a bit damp in the postie bag... but thankfully their mailbox is shaded by a big bush so I wasn't out in the cold for too long before Sara got home and checked the mail - and there I was!

She told me that you were excited for me to arrive - and I'm so glad I did on a Friday - otherwise I would have been waiting at the post office all weekend! :( Which wouldn't have been fun!

Sara promises I'll see a lot while I'm down here - very likely kangaroos, white sand beaches and maybe even a trip to Circular Quay (where the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge are)! We'll see how we go with time though - she travels a bit so I'm definitely going to be her little travel buddy for a while... in the mean time... I need to adjust to the local time... it's 1.24pm on the 24th of May - where as at home it would be 10.24pm on the 23rd of May! Crazy right?!

Write again soon!

Posted Jun 10, 2013, 3:47 am
We had a few delays this month... our car decided to break down... so that meant we had a few days of sitting at home with not much to do! We were busy with all of the work once we got the car back on Friday... and decided on Saturday (still having to get some work done) the toyvoyagers would come along so they could see some of the sights of the local region... and surrounding regions...

Just outside of Nowra is quite a bit of farmland... and strangely enough... three cows that sit near the highway in the paddock. Sara says how she thought it was amusing... each time we drive past the cows are painted something different - they were white with flowers and hats for Mothers Day, they were green for St Patrick's Day, etc. This time they were maroon and blue. In Australia this time of year there is a football match called the State of Origin, where it's New South Wales (blues) vs Queensland (maroon), hence why they're painted as such... for this iconic Aussie sporting match...

They're a bit famous for the people on the South Coast and people enjoy seeing them on their drive to work or whenever... so each time they change their paint I'll get a new photo as they're becoming more and more iconic for the South Coast each year...

Just a few minutes after the cows, you get to a tiny little town that's like a literal blip on the radar. The town is called Berry... it's full of tourists and antiques... as it was the Queens Birthday on Monday, and we have a long weekend it was chock full of tourists so I was unable to get any photos as we were driving through - but we'll be sure to get something so you can see this little town... I've got a few more posts to make - I've been a busy little bee this weekend!

Posted Jun 10, 2013, 4:24 am
Just before you hit Kiama, you go through all these twisty areas of road which overlook the ocean quite nicely... but there's a lookout at the end which gives you a lookout (to the South) of Werri Beach, nearby a small town called Gerringong...

If you look to the right you can see the highway that you have to drive on to get up here. Then there's a big construction site next to the highway which is making another road that will bypass a small town called Berry... the Berry Bypass...

We took the road to Gerringong home and was going to visit the Seven Mile Beach National Park and a nice view over Seven Mile Beach at Gerroa, however Sara's flash drive in her camera died... so we weren't able to get the photo and the view... but we'll do so next time... write again soon!

Posted Jun 10, 2013, 4:48 am
The next day - not quite as early... we had to head out to go to work again so us toyvoyagers came along for the ride... you wouldn't remember - but this last Summer (in January) we had some scorchers of days... days that easily were 45'c+, very dry heat... and on the 8th of January - a lot of wind... something Sara says she's never seen before... there was a very large bush fire near her, about 30 km South of where she lived so she was safe... but still quite unnerving... it burned a lot of bush where it used to be quite lush.

The night of the 8th, the bush fire approached the highway where they were hoping they could control it... but it jumped the highway and it lead to this iconic photo... which was on the exact same road we're going on now. Can you imagine driving through that? They closed the road for some parts - but they kept it open in patches..  can you imagine driving through that! Scary!

Deans Gap bush fire raged out of control for another month before it was under control and eventually put out. Thank God! Sara says that she drove through this area when it was still burning and you could smell burning eucalyptus trees. The trunks on the trees are very white and when driving through at night usually they're obvious on the headlights... but when driving through, there was burnt signs, and the trunks of the trees were black - quite haunting! Thankfully no one died or lost their homes... very lucky!

This is only a few months ago now... and now it's turning to Winter and it's quite cold... and the regrowth is coming back. It's amazing how much it's bounced back! Australia is a strange country... some of our eucalyptus trees actually require fire to germinate... people actually have to set fire to them to grow more trees... sounds a bit backwards doesn't it?

The top two photos are the regrowth that you can see visible in patches... and the third photo you can see what the trees used to look like - quite lush... but even then you can still see the ground how it's black from the ground burning during that intense heat...

Sara took these photos though as this is a pretty common looking drive between towns on the South Coast... and then the last photo is of a town called Ulladulla.. which is known for it's surfing. Driving through the main part of town there's not too much to see - but we go back frequently enough that I'll get some better shots one of the next times we head through... unfortunately it was a quick drive through on the way to somewhere else... write again soon!

Posted Jun 10, 2013, 5:16 am
This is the farthest South we'll be going today... the tiny town of Moruya... it's got a population of only 2,500 people... so pretty small - but there are definitely smaller around... we come to this town each month - but haven't had much chance to explore. This time we wanted to checkout the Moruya Beach, called Dolphin Beach, as it's been recently in the news... never really thought about Moruya having a beach before now.

It's unfortunate why it was in the news, but a surfer went missing and they were searching for him... I don't think they've found him. It's strange sitting on this beach, especially with how calm it is - to think that it could be like that... but the ocean is so unpredictable.

The beach was all but empty - which is kinda strange as it's Sunday afternoon... but was kinda neat! How often do you see such a long stretch of beach - completely empty?! We didn't have too long to spend so we got a few snaps and headed back... when walking back you have to go through some bush (we parked off the side of a dirt road to get here) and we came upon an Australian native plant called the Yellow Bottle Brush plant. Very unique! :)

Once we got back to the car you can see the dirt road we traveled on a well as some more unknown native plants. Australia has a lot of small leaved bushes and shrubs as that seems to be the only thing that can survive the droughts that Australia throws at them... we better be heading off - we've got one more stop to make before it becomes night time! Write again soon!

Posted Jun 10, 2013, 5:48 am
Last stop of the day was Batemans Bay... as it just looks like a bridge over a river and a relatively small town (12,600 people or so) we decided to go scoping for something a bit more interesting - something we've not seen before - and we ended up in Batehaven... a nearby suburb.

We got to a nice observation point overlooking the Clyde River... as the sun was setting it was a very nice view... something that pictures really didn't portray as much as I would have liked... gorgeous!

As I was heading back to the car, we took a detour and checked out the other side and saw a cliff face almost over looking a beach - and even better view... the Tollgate Islands that are off in the distance... we got a few nice photos and after being nearly eaten alive by mosquitoes we headed back to the car.

It soon got too dark we went to our last job for the day and headed home... I hope you enjoyed our few days out and sightseeing... I'll be doing a bit more in the next coming days! Write soon!

Posted Jun 12, 2013, 11:46 am
Today was a cloudy, cold and rainy day... but that didn't stop us toyvoyagers from doing a bit of sightseeing! Sara said she always wanted to go to this lookout, but hasn't been there until now. It's called the Cambewarra Mountain lookout, you can see the mountain top from most of Nowra... but we weren't sure of what we would 100% see when we were up there... but we were happily surprised!

From this point you can see all of Nowra (center photo), you can see the main highway that runs down Nowra (Princes Highway)... you can see North Nowra, which looks like a whole bunch of trees followed by a tiny section of houses way to the East (from this vantage point) of the main town. Then... even though we stared at it for a while - we didn't think what we were look at was it... Jervis Bay... it's cut off a bit in the image, but it's the big circular bay out towards the ocean. We were a lot closer to Jervis Bay than we thought we were... it's about 20-30 minutes drive... crazy! If it was as the crow flies it'd be so much closer!

...and of course, you see the main river that runs through the area - the Shoalhaven River... absolutely gorgeous! Definitely a place we'll come back to on a nice day with clear skies... write again soon!

Posted Jun 12, 2013, 12:01 pm
While we were in the region we visited another tourist attraction... the Hampden Bridge.. it is a "convict" bridge and was built in 1895, opened in 1898 to replace a timber bridge that once crossed the Kangaroo River. It is the only surviving suspension bridge from the colonial period in New South Wales...

As it is only one lane only one lane of cars can cross at any one time, and one truck... as it wasn't built for cars initially. It's a very unique sandstone bridge that is very well known in the local area. The pictures don't really do it justice, it's very unique and really adds a lot of the Australian convict history back to life... that's about it for now, we kinda got rained out a little bit today - but I'll be back to show you some more of what I got up to soon!

Posted Jul 18, 2013, 11:16 am
Today it rained... a lot... actually not just today... it rained yesterday too. Although this doesn't seem like much - but it's a big thing, when it's barely rained in months... and it has been an especially dry Winter, and was a very dry Summer - it was much needed. However, I didn't quite expect to see this...

This is about 1 kilometre from where my host lives... although she lives up a big hill, so the whole town would have to be flooded before it touched her home fortunately... however this is a boat ramp. What you see in front of us is a parking lot, which then has a steep slop of a few feet that goes to the Shoalhaven River... the river literally broke it's banks and more... and it's still raining. They say the peak was at 3pm... but apparently that was changed to 11pm...

Across the river is a place called the Nowra Sailing Club - you can see a photo of it on this link during these floods... the water actually got up to the middle of the sign on the side of the building... and for a while the river was brown... kinda yucky but I suppose it's what happens when you have so much rain coming through... it was shocking!

I'll go back in a little bit and take more pictures from the same spot to show you what it should look like... the dock that our host stands on was actually completely under water... crazy! More updates coming soon!

Posted Jul 18, 2013, 11:26 am
Today we visited Jervis Bay - if only for a few photos... the ocean was incredibly calm and quite blue... very beautiful. This beach is in a town called Vincentia - known as the heart of Jervis Bay as it is right in the centre of the bay... this tiny town... along with Huskisson are very big tourist towns and it really helps support the tiny populations.

The wonderful part of Jervis Bay, is not only is it home to the whitest sand beach in the world... but much of the other beaches are also pure white sand that is so fine it actually squeaks when you walk through it. The water is very warm in the Summer and has a lot of beautiful marine life... if you come at the right time you can frequently see dolphins while sitting on the beach as we have at least 60 dolphins that are resident dolphins in the bay. It's a very wonderful sight to see...

Posted Jul 18, 2013, 11:45 am
Today was an amazing day! I did things I never thought I would ever be able to do as a little toy frog... I was the lucky toyvoyager chosen, along with Toothy Walrus to go on a whale watch inside (and outside) Jervis Bay... it was amazing!

Just outside of Huskisson Wharf we saw some dolphins... they were far off in the distance, but then came kind close. They played a bit of hide and seek with us so it was hard to get photos of me and the dolphins together as they were so quick! We had a dolphin come right up to the boat and look straight at us before getting back together with their pod. There was even a little calf! See the fin size difference?

We continued on... we were after some bigger fish (so to speak)... we had a long journey to the mouth of the bay - where one of the most spectacular sights of the New South Wales coast is... Point Perpendicular. It's very iconic to New South Wales because of the sharp and steep cliff face with the lighthouse. The lighthouse isn't fully operational at all times, but they light it up again once every year. The lighthouse was actually them fixing a problem... there's another lighthouse that I'll probably go to called the Ruined Lighthouse... it was placed in the wrong spot and called a lot more shipwrecks and a lot of mysterious deaths. Pretty crazy... but that was destroyed and the Point Perpendicular lighthouse was built in it's place... saved quite a few more lives that's for sure!

If you see opposite Point Perpendicular, there's an island just before the other side of the bay... that is called Bowen Island. Bowen Island isn't habited by humans... we can't go on the island actually - as it's a breeding ground for Fairy Penguins (also known as Little Penguins)... you can occasionally see them in the bay - as well as a lot of seals... and apparently marlins as well if you're into big game fishing... there's a lot of it in Jervis Bay... crazy!

Just outside of the mouth of the bay we started seeing them off in the distance... what is it we were seeing? Humpback whales! On their migration route North to give birth to young... they go up North to give birth and then they go back South with them later in the year (September-November)... some are still heading North. These guys were on their way with nothing stopping them as they didn't decide to come close to us unfortunately... but we saw a lot of spouts and a lot of dorsal fins... I'd love to see one breach... wouldn't that be cool?!

While we were waiting for the whales to make a sign we watched as about 20 albatrosses circled the boat. They were HUGE birds! Our host actually caught a photo of them taking off... they actually have to run on top of the water to get enough speed to make flight! Crazy! They were amazingly graceful!

Finally we had to turn back around - so we got a few more pictures of Point Perpendicular as we sat down for the long ride back to Huskisson Wharf! What an amazing day!

Posted Aug 21, 2013, 4:51 am
We took a trip to Pebbly Beach... which is about 90 minutes drive down the coast from where we live. It's a beach which regularly has some kangaroos, which are quite friendly and happy to get a nice scratch behind the ear. We parked and started to walk down to the beach and saw a little wallaby sitting nearby some bush - he wasn't too friendly though and was frightened, so we were only able to get one photo before he bounced off... none the less, we continued down to the beach to see what else we could find...

Jackpot! We found a momma kangaroo who was slightly startled by us, but allowed us a few photos... but didn't want us to get too close. Nearby there was another, smaller kangaroo. After a few more photos we noticed a little joey sticking his head out of his mommas pouch - so we figured that it must have been last years joey which has recently been kicked out to make room for the new baby... especially with how she reacted to him in this video...

Just as that video was taken we noticed there was another kangaroo, behind the bush. We walked up to him, giving him some space, and he actually came up to us from there. He was really interested in getting a scratch behind the ears and quite enjoyed us giving him a friendly pat while he had his dinner. He even came down to smell us, but thankfully we didn't smell like his food, so he didn't go in for a bite. He was incredibly friendly!

Unfortunately because of the sun going down, quite quickly, we couldn't stay very long. This was so cool though, so I hope to come back again in the future... maybe even see more kangaroos! Write again soon mum, I promise!

Posted Oct 23, 2013, 6:24 am
Today we took another drive and visited Goulburn... it's a bit of a halfway stop for people in the country to drive to Canberra, which is the capital of Australia... and located about an hour to 90 minutes from Goulburn... and about 2-3 hours West of where I'm staying in Nowra.

We didn't stay long in Goulburn though - just got a few photos and had to continue on as we had quite the drive ahead of us... however, Goulburn has one very interesting thing. The Big Merino, which is just a big sheep... if you were to visit it, they have a gift shop on the inside of it and to the side of it... as well as some steps, where you can walk up to the head and look out the eyes. The eyes even glow a green colour at night... which is kinda weird looking - but doesn't make for good photos when visiting at night.

So here's one of Australia's \"big\" things... there's quite a few more - but this is the one that we drive past more frequently than the others! I'll update again soon!

Posted Oct 23, 2013, 6:35 am
Today we decided was a good day to visit the beach... and even more of a good day as it's not tourist season yet, so the beaches aren't (as) full of people as they can be in the Summer months... we visited the world's whitest sand beach... Hyams Beach!

What is hard to take a picture of is how fine the sand actually is... it's so fine that when you walk in it, it squeaks under your feet and is nice and cool throughout much of the year... until you hit the Summer months then it's hot like any other sand is... it's surrounded by gorgeous blue water, and the bay which houses 90 resident dolphins... so you can see dolphins from the beach sometimes when you're sitting and relaxing in the beautiful atmosphere...

We stayed only for about 2 hours before having to head back - but man, it's a good place to really just lay down and not think about anything at all! When we got home to Nowra... Sara looked out in her bird feeder and spotted a very colourful bird - a king parrot. They're gorgeous aren't they? Write again soon!

Posted Oct 23, 2013, 6:48 am
We woke up super early this morning... as Sara had a family member, who at the moment is lucky enough to be studying in Sydney (from Boston) came down to Gerroa for a surf school... which is about 30 minutes North of Nowra... so we decided to meet up with her to go get some breakfast. No real photos for us during that event... but afterwards, we visited for the first time in so many years - Seven Mile Beach.

It's a very gorgeous beach, and all but deserted for the amount of space and sand the beach covers... we were able to sit and relax in the sun for a little bit before realising we needed to head back. Fun fact - this is actually the first beach Sara visited after coming to Australia... so it was definitely nice to be back! However, not visited as often as it is more of a surf beach, which means the water is a lot colder than it is in places like Jervis Bay, where it does tend to be much warmer...

Write again soon Mum!

Posted Apr 14, 2014, 3:48 am
Hi mum! I'm sorry I haven't updated in a long time... in between my host getting a job and her camera breaking (while on location to do another update) we just haven't had the time to go out as much as we would like to... however, I was glad I got to see some of the things I've been able to see here and I'm ready to travel onto my new location. I'm being sent off in a black padded bag all the way across the world and hope I'll get there soon! Write again when I arrive! Miss you!

Oh, Sara also was reminded of the water lilies task... although it's not wild water lilies, here they are... they have some in their fish tank so decided to take a photo with me with them as a farewell present before I was sent off. See you soon!

Posted May 22, 2014, 7:17 pm
Dear mum, dear Sara,

today i arrived safely at my new host.

The journey was long and i was a little bit exhausted, but two nice guys (Luigi and Henri) welcomed me:

They showed me a nice place in he garden for a power napping and i had a very lazy and restfully afternoon:

I'm curious, what will happen the next will read it here ;)


PS: Of course you know the gray polarbear Henri but i have to introduce the orange fish Luigi Palermo
Doctor Who

Posted Jan 4, 2015, 7:27 pm
Today i am  on  a Life Mission.
I am  thrilled
I am inside a big strawberrie field
I meet Luigi Palermo inside the field,
He takes some strawberries on his truck, and he drive me home.
On the way He buy me a strawberry bread.
it tasted wonderful
The road is fully loaded too steeply sloping.
We need to tranship the cargo on a boat with the other TV
The lifeguard looks at everything I think he was a little bit surprise, then the boat drive away on  the big river.
By a coffee we tell the other TV our adventure.

Posted Jan 4, 2015, 8:55 pm
the toyvoyager-site is again available??????????????!?!?!?!?!!?!
dear KWAADAPP is still with me... but you cannot imagine - I lost him in the meantime here at home.. means I forgot him... shame on me.....

we had been together in several places and I kept the pics for the day X, when the TV-site will work again... but got a bit lazy in doing more pics, coz we don't had any other opportunity to show the pics....

during the next days I'll update all my TVs step by step and I hope instantly I can find the poor little KWAADAPP and apologize....... :-(((

Posted Jan 4, 2015, 9:12 pm
today I understand, I'm in the *country of unlimited opportunities* - we had the FIRST SNOOOOOOOOOOOOOW in tabriz/ iran!!!!!!!!!!!! my eyes got big & round like plates.....................

Posted Jan 4, 2015, 9:26 pm
today with a very cold weather we had a ride downtown together with ipue's son2 with their car.. lucky me.. coz it was really cold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

first we went to the ancient pottery workshop in sorkhab quarter, ipue is in touch since she's living in IR.... their two masters abbas ghabtshi & ahmad ghabtshi passed away years before, and now it is the son of master abbas, who is working there and kept the great old workshop!!!!!!! (in this pic sitting behind the potter's wheel!!)

from there we went to potters house, a live museum situated in an old qajar mansion since 10 years ago, where the *pottery friends association of azerbaijan* has its headquarter and training rooms!!

it was hard for me not to jump into the bassin in front of the old house!! such a great place with WATERLILIES!!!!!!!!! again my life-mission, MOM, REMEMBER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and there were some beautiful ceramic hens, created by miss nastaran khosravi (c) - I like the area too much!!!!!!!!!!!!! although it was very cold..............


Posted Jan 4, 2015, 9:32 pm
today I got the opportunity to met dear little KIA, the son of yashila_81 and lili_6789.. he was sooooooo cute, and lucky him, what a nice room he had, with a great wallpainting with a RAINBOW!!!!!!!!


Posted Jan 4, 2015, 9:42 pm

today ipuenktchen will have their family-gathering at her's and in the morning we went outtwice for shopping to make them busy here with nuts, fruits, pastry.....

all the nearly 50 seats and small tables were setup yesterday by ipue's charman after cleaning up the house.. for the close family, only bros & sis of my hubby together with their children and grandchildren.... - the number is increasing................ ;-)))) because they don't stop to get married and get kids.. ;-))))

it was really a great eve!!! here you may have a glance at the entrance with all the shoes... hehe...

Posted Jan 4, 2015, 9:48 pm
summer is gone, no longer so hot, and so my hosts were in the mood to have a trip to their capital tehran!!!!

the sign of tehran is azadi-tower, well, it's not that easy to touch the marble of azadi-tower, coz there is a lot of traffic and several big streets around.. and so I was  happy to pass nearby to have a short glance for this time - as I'm a patient guy!!!!  :rolleyes: ;)


Posted Jan 4, 2015, 9:52 pm
the next day we got invited to the german embassy for the national day of DE!!!! I got really excited, guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!! never been in a place like that.... a large park and lots of ppl.. they told us, normally they invite about 1.500 ppl... and yummy special german food like sauerkraut und kartoffelsalat and so on!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted Jan 4, 2015, 10:02 pm
under the bridges of tabriz.. not *sur le pont d'avignon*... hehe....
we had another ride downtown and I should enter the tabriz main post-office, buuuuuuuuuuuuuuut... it was closed... :-(((
that's life... but ipue helped me to take a seat at the mail box.... and this was fun!!

Posted Jan 4, 2015, 10:42 pm
boah... brave ipuenktchen had the idea for making cake, not ONE, nooo!! not TWO... nooooooo!!! but THREE different apple-cakes we made today!! and I'm sure, if I didn't helped her, she couldn't reach this!!!!



Posted Jan 4, 2015, 10:50 pm
hello, dearest mom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

a great hug and a million regards from me to youuuuuuuuuuu!!!!
ipuenktchen, my host in tabriz, told me, we are both *special guests*, the cute little KIA-babyboy and me, the cute little green frog!!!!!!!!!

so I kiss you, and I miss you, dear mom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted Jan 4, 2015, 11:14 pm
tztztztzzzzzzz.... guess who I met today???????? and pls zoom the little guy to read a special phrase!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! tztztzzzzzzz......
he is new at the home of yashila_81 and dear lili_6789!!!!!!?!??! but I like him, coz where he is from, my dear mom is living now!!?!???!

Posted Jan 4, 2015, 11:32 pm
uiuiuiuiiiiiiiii... after a flight during the night with a stop in istanbul we reached in the very early morning at 4.30 tabriz and ipuenktchen was waiting for us at the airport!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
how exciting!!!! the two ladies has to wait for their visa, but I was still in the bag and nobody understood I was there.. and this was ok for me!!!

arriving at ipue's she let me have a walk in the garden, coz it was long time I hadn't any fresh air and living outside....

the same day when after a power nap at ipue's we had a nice breakfast, and after a small walk downtown we went in the afternoon about 60 - 70 km to the amazing village KANDOVAN, a place were ppl are living really in the mountains, they built their houses from the tuff-stone-mountains.. a bit like in goereme in TR.. but here ppl are still living there!! even recently they built a *****hotel there... this seems a bit silly in ipue's opinion, but tourists like it, and so the 2 ladies asked for a night in this hotel, and so we did for them!!

first of all we entered a cave in front of kandovan, where ppl got hidden in olden times when jangizkhan and his men made ppl afraid for.... in kandovan itself we had a nice walk in the crazy area!!!!!!!! but in the late afternoon after a break ipue and me we returned to tabriz!!! kandovan is far from every citylife a very lonely place!!!!

Posted Jan 4, 2015, 11:37 pm
hi, mom, a short message before leaving...
after some days in my envi I understood the journey shall be continued
and they freed me from the envi and put me in a bag.
so I left DE forward to IR... I'm really THRILLED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted Jan 4, 2015, 11:42 pm
hi, dear mom,
today we had a one-day-trip to NW of Iran.
we passed marand, ipue told me about her german close friend, living there, and later we arrived at jolfa, the border-town! there we went beside the river ARAS, which is the border in!!!!!!!!!!!!! so interesting!!
at the other side of the river is....... and here you may have a look!!!!

our goal was the st. stephanos-monastery, part of the UNESCO-site of world heritage *armenian monastic ensemble in IR*, situated deep hidden in the mountains!! there we had a look around and a nice picknick for lunch!

and the small church just beside the river aras is *kelissa nane maryam* and belongs also to the WHS!!

on our way back home to tabriz we had a look at one of the 999 carvansaries built by the order of the same shah who let built ardabil sheikh safi monastery and all the beauties in esfahan during the period when it was the capital of IR!!!

Posted Jan 5, 2015, 6:06 pm
in the morning our driver picked us up at ipue's and we went again to kandovan to bring the two ladies to the islamic island, a peninsula of urmia-lake, a salt-lake, similar to the dead sea!!! as well as it is a very sad theme, the lake got dried more and more during the last years... ipue told us even it was a resting place for thousands of flamingos in former time, but now - nearly no water... and they built a bridge - too late... but the landscape is beautiful as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

pls have a look!!!!!

I had a great day, too, coz my TV-buddies had been with us!!!!!!!!!!
Doctor Who

Posted Jan 5, 2015, 8:29 pm
Today i am with Henri in Wallnau
Wallnau Waterbird Reserve (German: Wasservogelreservat Wallnau) is one of the most important reserves for migratory birds in Germany and the largest of NABU's nature conservation centres. The former pond estate of Wallnau lies on the west coast of the Baltic island of Fehmarn and covers, in its core zone, an area of just under 300 hectares (740 acres).

Unfortunately, most birds have hatched

but that does not matter,
there's a pond with frogs
I compliment my related

hi aunt
how are you
she is a bit shy

it is here  quite tiring

but  after a break on the beach  is all ok
Doctor Who

Posted Jan 19, 2015, 9:15 pm
Today i am with Henry
in Büsum it is a fishing and tourist town.

We see and the harbor with its fishing boats and the lighthouse.

The water  police comes

At the beach it is very warm and interesting
everywhere are beach chairs
it is warm and windless.

after this exertion we eat a crab bun
a local specialty
Doctor Who

Posted Jan 25, 2015, 6:19 pm
Today i take a cruise on the river  trave with Henri around the old town of Lübeck.

We start near the Salzspeicher, a  historic warehouses where salt delivered from Lüneburg awaited shipment to Baltic ports.

and continue the downward traveling to the Lübeck museum port  with old sailships and the old  Fehmarnbelt Lightship.

To the new port It is  the gate to the Baltic Sea.

There is the  Burgtor  the northern city gate of Lübeck

We pass under bridges through

the sun is shining

it's sunny and nice

we see the building of authorities
there work  the police

on the way back we see  the old churches of Lübeck
The St. Mary's church

Posted May 20, 2015, 8:45 am
today we had a day downtown, first we went around the tabriz bazar, a world heritage site!! as it is the world largest roofed bazar and very beautiful, too!!

coming out from the labyrinth of bazar - quite tired - we passed the main mosque from tabriz (masjede jame) and later we had a yummy meal at our catering's house, and as the meal was sooo phantastic and tasty we even forgot to take pics!!!!?!?!?!? what a pity, dear mom!!!!


Posted May 20, 2015, 8:57 am
another day we spent in tabriz - first our sightseing at the blue mosque!!! the main sightseing place in tabriz!! isn't it beautiful?? it's registered at the tentative list of unesco, waiting for to get a world heritage site!!!!?!?!? it was destroyed after a strong earthquake in the 18th century, rebuilt in the seventies of 20th century, only the painting inside tooks about 30 years!!!!

later we went for lunch in an ancient *ice-house*, where ppl in olden times without fridges and freezers kept the meat and other things.. it was an interesting place - and it must be great to have lunch of dinner here during summer!!!!!!!!!!!!

nearby is a traditional bread bakery for the famous SANGAK-bread and we learned how to make it!! and of course we eat it!!! woow, really delicious!! btw all the breads of IR are thought to eat in the same moment when made!!

Posted May 20, 2015, 9:09 am
wow... a day out!!!!!!!
via sarab we went to sarrein, a famous place of hot water springs, where the two ladies accompagnied by ipue entered their hotel! after a break we went to see the sheikh safi monastery with it's great tiles etc..

late in the eve, at our place at dear lili's parents in ardabil we had the b-day-cake of dear lili - jippiiiiiiiieh!!!!!!!! congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted May 20, 2015, 9:14 am
early in the morning we started for our trip to the caspian sea - the world largest inner sea!!! perhaps a quarter of it belongs to iran and astara is the border town!

our taxi brought us to a beautiful plage, where we had a comfortable place to relax and have a great meal! and didn't got tortued by the sun....

the sea was so great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the sea!!!

Posted May 20, 2015, 9:45 am
last day in tabriz...... we went to see the main park, ancient shahgoli.. means not the shah, but in azeri language the *large bassin*!!!
the park is great, even in the morning, and so we asked our catering to have a yummy breakfast here!!!!

and in the evening we continued the travelling of the two ladies up to ZANJAN!!

Posted May 20, 2015, 9:53 am
after spending a night in a zanjan hotel we went by taxi to SOLTANIEH, another world heritage site in north-western IR!! famous as a very large brick dome without columns!! situated in a nice landscape and seen from far away!!

in the afternoon we went back to zanjan, picked up our luggage and took the bus to tehran, arrived during rush hour.. ey goshhhhhh.. what a crowd, what a traffic, what a hot weather.... :-(((((((((((((((

Posted May 20, 2015, 10:01 am
we had our place in gheytarieh in northern tehran, where the *upper class* is living..... oooeeehoeeem......  and in the morning we went by metro to tajrish, where is a small bazar and also a pilgrimage place and last but not least a post-office. where I MUST have a look in the mailbox, hehe... later we had a glance at a *coffee-net*, as the i-net-cafes are called in IR....

Posted May 20, 2015, 10:13 am
helloooooooooo, dear mom!!
I wish you would be here, too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
today we entered another world heritage site in southern tehran - the golestan palace from qajar era.. used for the last time, when the father of the last shah, called reza shah, a strong soldier and selfmade man, got crowned!!! uuuhhh... long time ago................

we went there by metro, getting out found such a crowd again..... but the golestan areal was so beautiful and nice to relax there.. the yard even surrounded by buildings with beautiful tileswork and mirror mosaics and so on....

AAAND we could buy postcards there!!!!!!!

from there we went to an ancient scenic cafe from olden tehran.. cafe naderi, to have lunch and dessert!!

so we relaxed and got power again to climb up (by elevator!!!) the 6th tallest telecommunication tower of the world - burj milad!!!!! the view was impressing!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted May 20, 2015, 10:22 am
german ladies cafe once a week in tehran!! lucky german ladies....

Posted May 20, 2015, 10:40 am
dear mom, btw we did a lot of other things in theran, but not everywhere we took pics..

and so in the eveing we brought the two ladies to the airport 40 km outside of tehran. but we got home to the flat of ipue's son1 in  a very beautiful area, where you may forget you are in a city with 14 million inhabitants!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted May 20, 2015, 10:45 am
hi, mom, we were waiting for ipue's family, as there would be a great event today - at shahid beheshti university the master ceremony of ipue's son2, and we all took part, even son1 was there!!!!!!!!!!!!! it was soooo impressing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(pssssssst!!!!!! I'll aks ipue for a pic of him, so you can imagine!!!!)

Posted May 20, 2015, 10:48 am
and as usual when we are travelling with son2 we turned back to tabriz by train and here you may see the tabriz railway station, built in the seventies!

Posted May 20, 2015, 11:08 am
twice a month ipuenktchen and her friends have a women's gameboard-gathering and this time it was ipue's turn!!!

Posted Dec 30, 2015, 1:23 pm
until now I couldn't find it... shame on me...... I'm really sad and ashamed, too....

Posted Mar 14, 2021, 1:33 am
hi, dear sannah............
I don't know what to say to describe how ashamed and sad I am
to lost your cute little kwaadapp..............

in the meantime I'm quite sure he isn't at home and I lost/ forgot him
while taking pics....

it's the 3rd TV I lost............  :D :cyclops: :D :cyclops: :D
I will never accept another TV to host... coz this is more than enough...

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