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Travelog for: Tippi

kaohsiung, taiwan - 19th June 2008

By: hsuan1223

today,i'm going to learn some chinese.
hello
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i love you
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goodbye
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please
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thanks
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sorry
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and finally
doing a little favor for my host...
save global warming
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we're all on thin ice
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and...
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i met another rabit and three chatty birds who lives on my host's monitor~
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a baby koala who like me a lot
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going on a short trip tomorrow

* Posted Jun 20, 2008, 3:36 pm Last edited Jun 20, 2008, 4:29 pm by hsuan1223 [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


kaohsiung, taiwan - 20th June 2008

By: hsuan1223

we took a short trip today
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we took the underground from this stop
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to this stop
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then we took a bus
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arrives at this farm which was nearby the airport
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ordering our cake and coffe...
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what should i have...
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look at these models.they're so tiny
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an artificial lake in the cafe
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our orders are served
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enjoying the view of the airport
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do u see the tower behind me? very faraway and small.
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we met many cute and beautifil anmals
a black swan
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a blue parrot who seems not willing to show its face to the camera
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ponies
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goats
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piggies
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a lot of rabbits. they're too far from me to say hi~
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we'll be updating a surprise later...

* Posted Jun 20, 2008, 4:19 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


kaohsiung, t - 21st June 2008

By: hsuan1223

tippi sees a plane taking off in kaohsiung
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* Posted Jun 20, 2008, 6:43 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


pingtung, taiwan - 23rd June 2008

By: hsuan1223

we took another trip to pingtung again.
it's a sunny day this time.
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i have a good look of the view outside
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we 're having thai food for dinner!
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let's check out the menu
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the lemon juice water
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the container for rice
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and some dishes.they smell so nice.
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my dessert
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pingtung station
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the railway
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the view from top of the kaohsiung certral station.
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* Posted Jun 22, 2008, 5:43 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Qingdao , china - 4th July 2008

By: hsuan1223

i'm going to catch my plane now.
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before boarding.i set and waited...
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i found a rather suitable seat on the plane!
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july 4th afternoon
we tasted some famous qingdao bear
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we visited May Fourth Square
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i tasted  the famous shandong Mantou for dinner
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july 5th
we took a ship and went to Liugong Island
there i met a lion who's guarding the door
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the Artillery that used during the war
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i lied in this bed mad of Cedar
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july 6th
i visited Yantai
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the view from top hill
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friendly flowers
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we also visited Penglai City
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july 7th
we visited Daming Lake
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i love having willows as backgrounds
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july 8th
what this i found for breakfast?
small red Radish?perhaps?
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on our last day of the trip
i met the most pretty flowers-Hydrangea
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everyone who comes along the trip loves me.
they keep saying how cute i'm.
i'm so glad!!

i'm going to visited another country-netherland
packing up my book and kiss my host goodbye.
she and i had fun.

* Posted Jul 12, 2008, 4:56 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Rotterdam, The Netherlands - 22nd July 2008

By: dandilion

A box arrived for me, Leonie. I had to pick it up at the postffice, I had a feeling there was a toy voyager inside ready to go on a new advanture in the Netherlands.

Lets check that box out Leonie brought home with her today...
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http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc23/dandilion2007/TOYvoyagers%20july2008/efa13e3f.jpgwhats inside????

Somethings moving...
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I see something.. they look like ears to me...


Lets have a closer look come on toys lets climb up eachother to see what it is!
http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc23/dandilion2007/TOYvoyagers%20july2008/d179e9c0.jpgcan you tell us what you see squiggles?


BOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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and all the toys fell down....

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hello my new friends Im Tippi :-)

I hope I didnt scare you too much hihihihihihi
Little bunnies like me arent that scary!

Lets get to know each other a bit better..


And how that goes on, well you just have to wait till the next adventure of Tippi in Rotterdam.

* Posted Jul 22, 2008, 7:53 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Workum, The Netherlands - 25th July 2008

By: dandilion

The bags were packed and we were ready to set off for a weekend break. The destination was the province Friesland. And we went to the place called Workum:

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Workum (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Country  Netherlands
Province  Friesland
Population
- Total c. 4,000

Workum (West Frisian: Warkum) is the largest town of Nijefurd in Friesland. It received city rights in 1374. It lies within the municipality of Nijefurd. Currently has around 4000 inhabitants.

Today, Workum is probably best known for having a museum dedicated to the very popular artist Jopie Huisman. Furthermore it is one of the eleven cities of the Elfstedentocht.

Here we are enjoying the Dutch scenery view from out the train.
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We set off early friday morning and arrived about 2 o clock in the afternoon. The flag was hanging outside of the room we stayed at
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Friesland  (taken from wikipedia)
(West Frisian: Fryslân, Dutch: Friesland) is a province in the north of the Netherlands and part of the bigger region known as Frisia. In order to distinguish it from the other Frisian regions, it is commonly specified as Westerlauwer Frisia, Westerlauwer Friesland, West Frisia or West Friesland. The latter two names may lead people to confuse the region with the neighbouring landscape called 'West-Friesland', in the North Holland province.

Up until the end of 1996, the province bore Friesland as its official name. In 1997 this Dutch name lost its official status to the Frisian endonym Fryslân.

Friesland has 643,000 inhabitants (2005) and its capital is Leeuwarden (Ljouwert), with 91,817 inhabitants, in the center of the province.
Friesland distinguishes itself from the other eleven provinces through having its own language, West Frisian, which is also spoken in a minor part of the province of Groningen, to the east. Closely related languages, East Frisian ("Seeltersk", which is different from "East Frisian (Ostfriesisch)", a collection of Low German dialects of East Frisia) and North Frisian, are spoken in the Saterland and in North Friesland areas in Germany, respectively. Friesland was a part of the German empire until 1680 when it separated and joined the Netherlands. Part of Friesland is still considered part of Germany (Ostfriesland)

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The English language is also closely related to West Frisian. There is a saying about it: "As milk is to cheese, are English and Fries." Another version of this saying reads (in West Frisian): "Bûter, brea, en griene tsiis; wa't dat net sizze kin, is gjin oprjochte Fries", which in English reads: "Butter, bread, and green cheese, whoever can't say that is no upright Fries" (According to legend, the 16th century Frisian freedom fighter Pier Gerlofs Donia forced his captives to repeat this shibboleth to distinguish Frisians from Dutch and Low Germans). The saying plays on the sound differences between the Dutch and Frisian words for "butter, bread, and green cheese", which in Frisian are pronounced almost identically to their English counterparts (showing the original closeness between the two languages), while in Dutch ("Boter, brood, en groene kaas"), these words sound quite different.

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Friesland is mainly an agricultural province. The famous black and white Friesian cattle and the well known black Friesian horse originated here. Tourism, mainly on the lakes in the south west of the province, and on the islands in the Wadden Sea in the north, is an important source of income, too. Technology companies such as Asset Control have also set up base in Friesland.

The province is famous for its speed skaters, with mass participation in cross-country skating when weather conditions permit. In winters that are cold enough to allow the freshwater canals to freeze hard, the province is the focus of the Elfstedentocht (Eleven cities tour), a 200 kilometers ice skating tour. In the warmer months, many Frisians practice wadlopen, the traditional art of wading across designated sections of the Wadden Sea at low tide. Another Frisian practice is fierljeppen, a sport with some similarities to pole vaulting. A jump consists of an intense sprint to the pole (polsstok), jumping and grabbing it, then climbing to the top while trying to control the pole's forward and lateral movements over a body of water and finishing with a graceful landing on a sand bed opposite to the starting point. Because of all the diverse skills required in fierljeppen, fierljeppers are considered to be very complete athletes with superbly developed strength and coordination.

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Another interesting feature are the many windmills. There are 195 windmills in the province of Friesland, from a total of about 1200 in the entire country.

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We rented bicycles to explore the area of Workum and the nearby places of interest. Such as Hindeloopen.
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In Hindeloopen there was a sailing contest, but due to the lack of wind they just sailed around.
There was a small market with some stands, look at the delicious Friese kaas  Frysian cheese

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After we walked around we sat down for a short break, in the back you can see the masts of the boats in the harbour of Hindeloopen.
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We cycled back and this is the map we used for the routes:
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On our way back we came across only farm land, either with cattles (cows) or sheep. Also we saw horses, and only one special Frysian big horse, too bad it was too far for a picture and we were not allowed on the farms premisise.

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We came back very tired so we went straight to bed:
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The next day a new adventure.....

* Posted Jul 27, 2008, 8:00 pm Last edited Jul 27, 2008, 8:01 pm by dandilion [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Rotterdam, Netherlands - 9th November 2008

By: dandilion

Today we have a relaxing day with the other toys, just hanging around on the couch.
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I meet Little Ro and Pom, there are staying here aswell.
We got some cote dor chocolate bonbons for a treat, Yummy!
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Leonie decide it was nice to bake something today.
We headed to the kitchen, where Adelina sheep joined us.
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Guess what we are going to make:  Muffins!
http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc23/dandilion2007/TOYvoyagers%20july2008/DSCF4966.jpg Mixing the ingredients, its looks smooth enough.

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Some are brown, made with cacaoa powder.
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Thats mine, I sprinkled some butterflies on my muffin.
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And now we have to wait till they are ready!

* Posted Nov 9, 2008, 10:55 am Last edited Nov 9, 2008, 8:18 pm by dandilion [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


rotterdam, netherlands - 9th November 2008

By: dandilion

That smells nice!! The muffins are ready!

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Some have a weird shape, I think something went wrong during the time in the oven. :-)
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flower shop, the netherlands - 23rd November 2008

By: dandilion

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hello here Im with my toy voyagers friends in a flowershop, here we are relaxing at some Tullips, arent they pretty?!
They sure smelled nice!

Tullips are very popular flowers in the Netherlands, they are something like the national flower. Although they are not original a Dutch flower. They find the origine in the Middle East, Turkey many centuries ago.
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rotterdam, netherlands - 30th November 2008

By: dandilion

Walking past an 'oliebollen' stand we stopped to take some pictures, here we are posing at the delicious treats.

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The smell was so nice! Its a sweet doughy smell MMM!

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Dont they look tasty? They are doughy balls, filled with raisins, apple or just dough.

This is what Leonie found on 'wikipedia'

An oliebol is a traditional Dutch food. Oliebollen (literally oil balls) are traditionally eaten on New Year's Eve and at funfairs. They are also called smoutebollen in Belgium. Sometimes it is referenced in English as Dutch donut.

Oliebollen are a variety of donut made by using two spoons to scoop a certain amount of dough and dropping the dough into a deep fryer filled with hot oil. In this way, a sphere-shaped oliebol emerges.

The dough is made from flour, eggs, yeast, some salt, milk, baking powder and optionally some sultanas or currants or raisins and sometimes apple pieces and zest or succade.
The dough needs time to rise for at least an hour. Oliebollen are usually served with powdered sugar.
They closely resemble Italian Frittelle.

They are said to have been first eaten by Germanic tribes in the Netherlands during the Yule, the period between December 26 and January 6. The Germanic goddess Perchta, together with evil spirits, would fly through the mid-winter sky. To appease these spirits, food was offered, much of which contained deep-fried dough. It was said Perchta would try to cut open the bellies of all she came across, but because of the fat in the oliebollen, her sword would slide off the body of whomever ate them.


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