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Untergrombach, Germany - 7th March 2008

By: fam-united

Travel itinery:
Cathepsut (Egypt)

Evelyn (Belgium)

Smaug (Canada)

Shepherd9 (Lithuania)

Lunes (Portugal) from postcrossing (arrived)

Because the weather was much better than the days before, Petra took us to her school, where we had to wait for her in the car for hours. Then she drove to Untergrombach, which is one of the suburbs of Bruchsal. The Michaelsberg, a small hill - only 296m high, belongs to Untergrombach. You have a wonderful view over the Rhine valley and if the weather is very very good, you can see the Palatine Mountains in the far.
3500 - 2600 BC first signs of humans had been found on this place, the "Michelsberg culture".

You surely remember, that I had been there already, but it was rather late and dark then, so we decided to take the photos once more.

Here you see a part of Bruchsal .

The quarry pond belongs to Untergrombach, which you see on this photo. This is the best view to see the Palatine Mountains on the horizon, but today we had no luck.

You see another part of Untergrombach. You see, that it is also to the border of the Kraichgau, just the same as Bruchsal.

This nice chapel is called Michaelskapelle and it is on top of the Michaelsberg. Petra told me, that there are many couples, that want to marry in this chapel.

Here you see so-called "Steinriegel" (field clearance cairn), made by people working on their fields a long long time ago. They threw the big stones from their fields to the border of the neighbour's field, so that in the middle all stones were accumulated. Many animals and flowers love this gaunt places and that's why a few weeks ago, people cleaned the Steinriegel from all the earth, that came between the stone during the many many years and from all the other plants, that love to grow in earh.

Another word I learned is "Magerrasen" (neglected grassland), which is typical for the Michaelsberg.

Here we are still standing at the same place like before with view back to the chapel. You see the "Magerrasen".

The Michaelsberg is nature reserve area, I'm sure, you already realized this too. Soon there will be beautiful seldom flowers and animals.

We all wanted to go into the chapel and take some photos there too. It is nice baroque, not too many paintings or golden things.





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Bruchsal, Germany - 14th March 2008

By: fam-united

Today we said Goodbye to some of our toyvoyager friends. Elle travels to Munich now and Chocolate Moose to Bad Bentheim, so both will stay in Germany for a while. Lucky Bunny, my little friend, travels to India, so she is very far away from home.


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Bruchsal, Germany - 16th March 2008

By: fam-united

My mum is a little sad, that I want to see the world, but I asked her not to worry to much. I'm sure, I will come back to see her again. But I think, she also is a little bit proud of me, because I'm old enough to travel on my own now.


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Bruchsal, Germany - 18th March 2008

By: fam-united

Hi mum
Today two new toyvoyagers arrived and Petra said, that they - AliG and Curly - brought sunny weather to Bruchsal.



We already had some fun together. You know, it is springtime and we all are a bit hilarious. I'm not sure, how Petra will handle this ;)




After we built this toyvoyager pyramid (have I every seen another here???), we sat down - yes, we really just sat down quietly- and listened to Holiday Harry, who told us many things about Bruchsal. It was kind of sitting in school and listening to a teacher. Petra said, that she really wondered, how Holiday Harry, this crazy monkey, remembered so much about this place.

First Petra told us everything and HolidayHarry jumped behind our backs like crazy.
This photo shows the Damian's Gate. It's the northern entrance to the palace area.

This photo shows the palace and the rooms inside. The palace was destroyed during the second world war, 80% of Bruchsal's buildings had been destroyed. The palace was rebuilt during the 70th. In the south wing of the palace the parish of St.Damian and Hugo has its church with a modern interior.

We all thought, that it is silly to take photos, where everyone can see only us toyvoyagers and the real photos only while making a handstand, so we asked Petra to take the photos standing behind us and letting Holiday Harry explain everything. He just couldn't sit quietly enough, so he had something to do now and he seemed really proud of it.

HolidayHarry told us, that there are concerts in the palace sometimes. And there is an exhibition of Mechanical Musical Instruments.

There are several events in front of the palace during spring and summer.

One of these events is the summerday procession in May, when they burn the snowman in front of the palace.

The carnival procession is especially interesting, because you can listen to the crazy music called "Guggemusik" - a music, which even Holiday Harry had been unable to explain. On the right page you see the baroque church St. Peter and the arm of Bruchsal. The flags of Bruchsal are in front of the old town hall.

Each Wednesday and Saturday there is a market in Bruchsal, where you can buy fresh fruit and vegetables and flowers. You can also buy plants for the garden.

On the left side you see the limestone building of the Pallottines' private grammar school St. Paulusheim, built in 1923.

The Belvedere, a former hunting lodge, was built in 1758. It serves a very fitting background for open-aur plays.

This left building is really interesting, but not easy to take a photo with it. It is the men's prison of Bruchsal, built in 1841 and called "Café Octagon".

The baroque church St. Peter: Cardinal Schönborn began the building in 1740 and Cardinal Hutten completed it and had the interior finished. The architect was Balthasar Neumann from Würzburg. The church holds the remains of the last prince-bishop in a cryp.

I realized, that I already knew some parts of it, because I heard them on our tour through Bruchsal.

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Bruchsal, Germany - 21st March 2008

By: fam-united

Today I found my first and second host. It will be MrsC from South Africa and then I will travel to Egypt. How great is that??? I'm nervous and very very happy.

Cathepsut (Egypt)

Evelyn (Belgium)

Smaug (Canada)

Shepherd9 (Lithuania)

Lunes (Portugal) from postcrossing

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Bruchsal, Germany - 24th March 2008

By: fam-united

Happy Easter to you!!!


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Bruchsal, Germany - 24th March 2008

By: fam-united

We all thought, that we maybe would have better weather now. It started to be so nice, when we arrived here in Bruchsal, but I think, that I have to travel to a far away place to stay in the warmth. It is only warm in the house, when Petra heats the oven in their livingroom. Yes, and today it was really warm in the kitchen, because we all helped to bake a biscuit. It was really crowded in the kitchen.

This was the place we had to sit down at first, because Petra had to get everything prepared.


Then everyone was allowed to hold the stirrer for a while. Wow, I think, if Petra wouldn't had been there to help me, it could have been really dangerous for me. I had been trembling from head to toe.

Then I wanted to help to stir the flour under the dough.

While we waited for the cake get ready in the oven, we wanted to walk into the garden to take a look at the flowers there.





This is the basket, in which Petra carries us around, when she takes us to other places in her house. She says, it is the only way to carry so many toyvoyagers. If you wonder about the amount of toyvoyagers, that are here right now: Petra just started to find several hosts in Asia, Africa and South America. And now she activated many toyvoyagers and of course she wants to make some updates, before they start their travels. It is really exciting to hear about the places, which they plan to visit soon and even more exciting for me, because I'm part of it.

Finally the cake was ready - ok, not really ready, I suppose. Petra talked something about butter cream and chocolate icing. So I will see, how the cake looks like later.

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Cairo, Egypt - 7th May 2008

By: cathepsut

I finally arrived in Egypt. It was a very long trip, I thought I would never make it! There are lots of cats around here. Other than that I haven't really seen much yet.  :rolleyes:
But I've been promised to see the Nile tomorrow and maybe even the pyramids on Friday!!!  B)


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Cairo, Egypt - 9th May 2008

By: cathepsut

Today I went to the Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo.

I saw a mural with some geese from 2600 BC -- sorry, no real ones yet!  :)


And I saw the famous golden mask of King Tut.  B)


I visited some royal mummies! The mummy of Ramses the great was really cool. Sorry for the shaky photo, but I had to be really quick, no photos allowed!  ;)


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Giza, Egypt - 24th May 2008

By: cathepsut

I finally saw the pyramids yesterday!


A bit far away and hazy, so I might go again for another visit, but -- YAY! -- I've seen them!

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Maadi, Egypt - 29th May 2008

By: cathepsut

Happy Hour on the banks of the Nile in Maadi!




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Bruchsal, Germany - 10th August 2008

By: fam-united

Hello everyone,

after a wonderful travel I arrived at home again. Let's see, who is my next host. Right now I'm just happy to see my mum again.

Hugs, LucyK

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Bruchsal, Germany - 1st September 2008

By: fam-united

I only had a little time to take a breath, but now I'm happy to travel again. This time I will visit Evelyn in Belgium. I'm really happy to be on the road again.

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Roeselare, Belgium - 4th September 2008

By: Evelyn

Hi mommy

I've been arrived in Roeselare (Belgium).
Now you see my first photos.





I'm missing you already, mommy


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Roeselare, belgium - 10th September 2008

By: Evelyn

Today I went with Evelyn to the school where she works. It's a school for special needed kids. The most of them have broken homes, crying history and have a lot of trouble with themselves, police, family,...
She's works in the bureaus to do the accountancy.

A Toy Voyager friend had come with us! It's mandarine.

This is one of the many playgrounds



the door to Evelyns bureau


Mandarine in front of the mini atomium.



I will get also a picture with the atomium, but Evelyn had to go inside, the telephone went!

So i will redo my visit!

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