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Bruchsal, Germany - 30th January 2008

By: fam-united

Yesterday something scaring happened to me. I didn't think anything bad, just sat together with my toyvoyager friends and talked about our stay here and where we will go next and so.
Suddenly a hand grapped Ollie and me. I looked at the face and I saw a really young captain Jack Sparrow. Shock!!!!


I needed a while until I was able to open my eyes and to look in that face again. Phew, was I happy to see, that it only was my hosts son, who was dressed up as Jack Sparrow for his school carnival.

* Posted Jan 31, 2008, 12:03 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Karlsdorf, Germany - 3rd February 2008

By: fam-united

The kids took us with them to the carnival procession in Karlsdorf, which is a small town near to Bruchsal. We asked them to take some photos with us, but it didn't work so well. Ok, maybe it was also our fault, because we always tried to jump into the photos.
Nevertheless we can see them here and some other photos with witches, which are very important for carnival in Germany and a music group, which plays Guggenmusik - a music, that you only can listen to but not explain and some more.

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* Posted Feb 5, 2008, 5:39 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Bruchsal, Germany - 4th February 2008

By: fam-united

Today we had to say GOODBYE to Tenderheart Bear and Sylphide. They will travel to Pandamao in Munich now. We all are a little sad of course, but I think, that some others will go on with their travel soon, too.

Oh yes, I nearly forgot to tell you, that Sylphide was so nervous, that she crawled into the wrong envie!!! Petra had to hold her and put her into the right box. Although we all had been sad, we had to laugh out loud.

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* Posted Feb 5, 2008, 5:45 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Bruchsal, Germany - 4th February 2008

By: fam-united

Today evening we will go to a family carnival celebration. First we helped to prepare a carrot salad. It was a bit difficult to cut the carrots, because Hoppity suddenly seemed to be very hungry. We needed the help of that little snowman. Hoppity jumped down, because she was so excited to get closer to this toy.

In the evening we danced a little and once I jumped into the photo, so you can see, that I had been with them. It was too dark to find me on the other photos. And yes, you see me with some "Berliner", that they like to eat on carnival.

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* Posted Feb 5, 2008, 9:52 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Göppingen, Germany - 5th February 2008

By: fam-united

Today we were in the Maerklin railway museum in Göppingen. My hosts are big fans of toy-trains and since a long time they wanted to go to this museum together. They asked us, whether we would like to join them and we all wanted to go there, of course.
So we got ready with breakfast and jumped into the big rucksack, that Petra always carries around. Happily we were allowed to crawl out of it soon. Our hosts daughter played with us during the drive.
While we were in the museum, we saw many toy trails and other things, that were created by Maerklin.
On our drive home Petra took some more photos with us. You see a photo of the big road works and some other impressions of our drive. The bridge, that you see over the autobahn, is a parkhouse, which is next to the airport of Stuttgart in Leinfelden.

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* Posted Feb 5, 2008, 10:29 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Frankfurt a.M., Germany - 10th February 2008

By: fam-united

Today is my last day with my host family in Bruchsal. Because we still had beautiful weather and Petra felt much better again, we decided to make a trip to Frankfurt a.M., which is about one hour away from Bruchsal.
At first we thought, that we could visit the zoo, but then we decided to visit the airport. Everyone was really excited, but unhappily we had no chance to join the family while the had a bus sightseeing tour there.
Hasi, Sabrina's own toyvoyager, took some photos for me, so I hadn't been to sad, that I had to wait in the rucksack in a bus on the parking place.

Now I know, that Frankfurt a.M. has the third biggest airport in Europe after London and Paris. Nearly 70 000 people work at this airport. Due to more than 51 Mio passengers, nearly 480 000 flights and 1.75 mio tons of air cargo this airport belongs to the biggest international airports.


* Posted Feb 10, 2008, 6:11 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

resting place, Germany - 10th February 2008

By: fam-united

We all were hungry and of course we toyvoyagers wanted to talk about that airport, because Hasi and Mister Snow had been allowed to go into the visitor bus. So we had a rest at a resting place of the freeway.


* Posted Feb 10, 2008, 6:41 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Darmstadt, Germany - 10th February 2008

By: fam-united

Petra told us, that there is a house created by Friedensreich Hundertwasser in Darmstadt. We still had some time, so we drove there and found this house. I just can tell you, that it is very very beautiful and interesting.
It is called "Waldspirale", what means something like wood spiral. It was created between 1998 and 2000 and seems to be like a fairy-tale castle. No window is like the other.
It has space for 105 appartments.
There are lime trees, beeches and maple trees on top of the roof. A playground and a similated river are part of the garden in the inner part of the spiral. In the tower on the southeast corner is a restaurant with cocktailbar and in the opposite tower a café.
Sadly Hundertwasser died in February 2000 short before the building was completed.


* Posted Feb 10, 2008, 7:46 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Bruchsal, Germany - 11th February 2008

By: fam-united

Good bye, Yuri Gagarin.

We will miss you, you are so cute.

* Posted Feb 11, 2008, 7:26 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Münster, Germany - 15th February 2008

By: Mizzery


Today Ollie and I arrived at Martinas place in Greven, a very little town close to Münster. And we arrived just in time to accompanie Martina and a few other toyvoyagers on a little tour through Münster!

Münster is a relatively big town in North Rhine-Westphalia. The town is famous for it's huge university. As most students travel by bike they have nearly more bikes than inhabitants here! They even have special parking garages for bikes only!

We wanted to started our trip in the late afternoon so the town isn't  that crowded and we can see all the places we wanted to go to. We had to go by train, that was really exciting!


The first thing Martina told us about Münster is that they have many many churches here. There are so many that the people always say "In Münster, either the church bells are ringing or it's raining." Furtunately, the bells were ringing and we had wonderful sunshine.


The city is very amazing. They have very very old buildings here and they are next to the modern ones and the shopping streets. So, you can see wonderful architecture in nearly every street.


This, in the middle of the city, is the city hall. Isn't it a cool building?


Wow, everywhere you go you find a church...


After some time of walking we were very tired. It's such a huge town and so long ways to go. So we decided to make a little break at a fountain.



Afterwards we wanted to visit "Das blaue Haus" (The Blue House) a famous restaurant in Münster.


Our last stop was next to the university. Here is a very huge castle with a huge garden around and amazing architecture. It's already very very old but sooooo cool!


As you can see, my first day in Greven/Münster was really cool and I'm so happy to be here!

Greetings to you all!


* Posted Feb 16, 2008, 11:38 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Greven, Germany - 17th February 2008

By: Mizzery

This week the weather is very bad so we had to stay at home.

But that shouldn't be a problem there are so many funny things to do at home.


At first we played a little hide and seek....


It was really difficult for our host to find us

And I was really surprised that they have sooo  many dragons here in Germany...


Afterwards we had to do some housework... but fortunately, we are all very good in finding pairs out of the single socks.


* Posted Feb 24, 2008, 7:19 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Greven, Germany - 20th February 2008

By: Mizzery

Today it kept on raining and we thought about what to do...

We decided to draw a few paintings. It took us a few hours to finish the paintings but with a little teamwork we achieved it. I think we can be really proud!


Then our host decided to teach us a little German.
And with the help of the dictionarys we learned  a few sentences.


I'm on holidays in Germany - Ich mache Urlaub in Deutschland
I'm a Toyvoyager - Ich bin ein Toyvoyager
I travel around the whole world - Ich reise um die ganze Welt

But to study the whole day is to boring and I wanted to listen to some German music to see how much I can understand.


In the evening we wanted to watch a DVD but it was really hard to  decide on ONE movie. Unfortunately there are no movies with aliens, dogs, marmots and bears all in one...


* Posted Feb 24, 2008, 7:24 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Greven, Germany - 22nd February 2008

By: Mizzery

Now, we are well acquainted with our hosts cats and we are even allowed to share the bed with them!


We are good friends now!


But you can't stay in bed all day. So we made a toyvoyagers battle on playstation.


To sad, Auggie isn't good in playing such games... his armes are toooo short.


That's why we decided to do something everyone can do: we started to read for a little while.


* Posted Feb 24, 2008, 7:27 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Greven, Germany - 24th February 2008

By: Mizzery

As it's the last day Auggie and Alred are spending with us, we wanted to see our hosts postcrossing collection because we wanted to know where they are going next. We were so fascinated by the cards that we started to build a card house. We started with a small one...


and then we made it higher and higher...


but it's not easy to build a card house when a little cat is around...


So, unfortunately all broke down before we achieved to build a house of all cards..


But then it was time to say goodbye for Auggie and Alfred, so we made one last visit with them to Siggi who's a huge Viking worrior living in our hosts apartment.



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Münster, Germany - 25th February 2008

By: Mizzery

Today we had the chance to accompany our host to work!
Martina has to learn for her exams at the chamber of commerce and industry next week so we decided to go with her.


There are a lot of books and papers to go through and we helped Martina to learn all thats necessary.


It's pretty boring to learn all day so we took the chance to play with the Laptop and watched a few toyvoyagers blogs to see what other toyvoyagers are doing. There are so many places we want to see!


* Posted Mar 1, 2008, 8:19 pm Last edited Mar 1, 2008, 8:21 pm by Mizzery [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

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