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Miami, Florida, United States - 2nd September 2010

By: tarepanda

It was a nice time in Florida, and I got to visit Hong Kong too!  I have been to four continentals already!  Now that I have rested my wings a bit I am flying back to Europe for the winter!  (I know, usually birds fly south for winter but hey I am a unique one!)

Today I say good bye to all the dear friends I met here.  Hopefully we will get to meet again, some where, some day!

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* Posted Sep 8, 2010, 5:32 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Moravian Karst, Czech Republic - 28th September 2010

By: dzejna

Big Hello from Europe!

I have finally arrived and I am quite ok. I also already found new friend here. Some of them are home staying toys, but there are two toyvoyagers too! Great.

Look how they were waiting for me to get out of my nice blue envelope! (Thanks for it Tarepanda  :D )

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And here we are - the whole bunch of us together!

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One of the toys is Edward R. Bear, he is huge fan of all kinds of tea. And he invited me for a chat over a nice cup of green tea to get to know each other... nice!

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So as I already wrote, I am ok and getting ready for some new adventures here in the Czech Republic!

Love, Thiele

* Posted Oct 3, 2010, 6:23 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Moravian Karst, Czech Republic - 10th October 2010

By: dzejna

Hello hello!

Here is finally my first proper update here from the Czech Republic. Last weekend we have had great weather, so we decided to go on a small trip to the Moravia Karst area.

First we saw some funny packs made of straw on the field. I just had to have a picture with one of these  :cyclops:

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Then we were passing the entrance to one of the caves in the area, but we didn´t go in. We will do this later when the weather will be worse. But look at all those rocks and colorful trees, isn´t it nice?

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After this we visited the Macocha Abyss. This place is just a biiig hole in the ground in the middle of the forest crowded with tourists. It is more than 140m deep - you will find more information here if you are interested.

On one of the pictures you can see a small platform behind me - you can go there too and check the abyss almost from the bottom - it is quite impressive view. I know it, because we did the walk down there.

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These 2 images are from the lower platform.

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And here are the tourist signs we saw on our way back up.

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Hard work climbing the stairs - we had to rest for a while.

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And last images are yet from the top - there is this pension and restaurant, more tourist signs.

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And we also found these funny wooden cats!

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Well, I will write again soon!
Thiele

* Posted Oct 14, 2010, 7:17 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


firing range, Czech Republic - 17th October 2010

By: dzejna

Hello Mum!

Other TV´s who are in my current host´s house told me about going to a firing range. They said that they both went there and got the chance to shoot and also they told me it was fun.

So I asked my host if I could go too and try it out too. And you know what? My host said yes and we went right away!!

I must say that this sport is quite difficult. Check out the images, I look though, don´t I?  B)

First, you have to load the gun:

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Than you can fire:

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Here is the range:

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And than of course you want to know how accurate you were! I am using a small monocular for it. Wow, it looks like I did quite well  :cyclops:

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After the shooting you must clean the guns too. I was helping with it!

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I just love being a toyvoyager!! Love, Thiele

* Posted Oct 23, 2010, 8:46 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Moravian Karst, Czech Republic - 28th October 2010

By: dzejna

Dear Mum,

we have had really nice weather these days, so we decided to go for a walk on Thursday. In the village next to ours there is an old quarry. It is a very nice place for walks, especially now during fall. The entry is forbidden, but who would stop a brave toyvoyager from getting there, ha?

Look how nice this place is.

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We have found special quartz stones so called geodes, which sometimes contain nice crystals inside of a ball-like surface.

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After this walk we went to another place, where there is a view tower. Here I am on the top, checking the nice landscape all around us.

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Speak to you soon, Thiele

* Posted Oct 30, 2010, 5:15 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Balcarka cave, Czech Republic - 30th October 2010

By: dzejna

Hello Mummy!

Yesterday we decided to go for a trip to the caves. We chose the Balcarka cave, because my host said that in this one is best chance for good photographes.

This is in front of the cave - with monument looking like stalagmite.

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And here we bought our tickets.

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We were passing these rocks on our way to the entrance.

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And voila, whole series from the cave.

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Where we were done with the cave, we decided to collect hips. We helped and thanks to us our host has almost 2 kilograms!

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Last thing we saw was this special hole in the ground. This happens when the ceiling of the cave collapse. The result is caaled the sink - because all the water disaapears in this hole - the same way like in the sink in the kitchen. Funny...

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It was great day  :rolleyes:
Bye for now, Thiele

* Posted Oct 31, 2010, 6:38 pm Last edited Oct 31, 2010, 6:39 pm by dzejna [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Pilsner Urquell Brewery, Czech Republic - 11th November 2010

By: dzejna

Hi everybody,
this week my host´s husband went to a scientific conference held in Plzen city. You may not know that famous „pilsner“ or „pils“ beer all around the world has been named after Plzen (originally Pilsen in German).

Most of the time we spent in a hotel, while our host daddy was listening to speeches and presenting his research. (He is sort of crazy scientist working with something like acoustic emission, you know?!)

However, part of venue program was an excursion into the infamous Pilsner Urquell Brewery. And we have loads of images for you.

Check it out!

In the first hall we have seen the barley-malt preparation facility (there was a strange smell in the air that I have never experienced
before).

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In the next hall, shiny copper boil tanks demonstrated original way
of brewing. They don´t use them anymore, most of the production
comes from modern, PC-controlled stainless steel tanks. The old
ones, however, are much nicer.

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Here, you can see me on a drainage valve that I tried to turn.
However, it was too heavy for me.  The guide suddenly saw me
there so I jumped back into the host daddy pocket.

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This is a dispatcher cabin with all the PCs and control systems.
Booooring!

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These are the new steel tanks I mentioned earlier.

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Brewery underground consists of many kilometers of corridors and
cellars. We have seen giant wooden barrels. There, some special
beers are aging.

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We have been even offered a small taste-beer. This beer was
non-filtered and non-pasterized. You cannot imagine how tasty and
aromatic it was! Yummy!

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That’s it for now! Take care and stay tuned, because more is coming from

Thiele

* Posted Nov 13, 2010, 6:23 pm Last edited Nov 13, 2010, 6:24 pm by dzejna [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Veveri castle, Czech Republic - 12th November 2010

By: dzejna

Hi Mum,

on our way back from the conference we stopped at the Veveri castle. It is veeery old one and you can find it near Brno city. This castle is from 13th century and the whole complex is in reconstruction.

I must not forget the name of this castle is Veveri - in english it means something like a "squirrel castle". Funny, isn´t it?

We checked it out from the outside. I wanted to fly over it and see the inside too, but my host daddy didn´t let me. He said that the squirrels are veeery dangerous in this area and that they could catch me... hmmm, scary.  :o

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Bye for now, Thiele

* Posted Nov 18, 2010, 6:34 pm Last edited Dec 18, 2010, 3:02 pm by dzejna [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Rajec Jestrebi, Czech Republic - 14th November 2010

By: dzejna

Hi Mum, sorry for the delay with updates. My host mum had sick eye, so she couldn´t use the computer much.
But now it is time to catch up… so get ready, I have two lovely updates for you.

This one is from our trip to Rajec Castle. This castle is from 18th century and it is very popular place for weddings, concerts and such.

Looks nice, but it must be much more pleasant in summer =)

Here is the entrance…

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And here is the castle itself.

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Yours, Thiele

* Posted Dec 18, 2010, 3:06 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Olomouc, Czech Republic - 24th November 2010

By: dzejna

Hello again!

Couple weeks ago my host dad had some business to do in the city called Olomouc.
So we decided to come along… the weather was really ugly with loads of rain and wind, so we couldn´t do much sightseeing. But still it was a good time.

After the meeting we went for a lunch. There is a nice restaurant at the top of highest Olomouc building.
This is it.

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Here we are in the restaurant, waiting for the meal and enjoying beer  :cyclops:

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And this is the view…

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And the square in front of the restaurant.

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We also did some shopping and stopped by in a nice café… I had a lovely cappuccino – yummy!

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I will write again soon, Thiele

* Posted Dec 18, 2010, 3:14 pm Last edited Dec 18, 2010, 3:15 pm by dzejna [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Moravian Karst, Czech Republic - 24th December 2010

By: dzejna

Hello again,

here is my Christmas Holiday report  :)

On 23rd December we went to Brno. It is the second largest city in the Czech Republic. We wanted to look at the traditional Christmas market there.

We saw big Christmas tree, wooden crib, a little bell – you are supposed to make a wish when ringing it.

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We also came across this funny sculpture watch. Do not ask me, I have no idea how to read time on it…

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Next day it was the 24th December (Christmas Eve for us, but they call it “the generous day“ here).
It is the main holiday day here in the Czech Republic. You are supposed to decorate the tree and prepare a magnificent dinner. After the dinner it is present-giving time.

So first we helped with the tree decorations… look.

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And later we helped with cooking. The traditional dinner is a fish (mainly carp) and potato salad. We did the salad like this (watch and learn):  B)

First you have to cook potatoes, carrot and celery.

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While we were cooking it, our host mum made a homemade mayonnaise.

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Now, when the vegetable is cooked, you need to peel it and cut it on small pieces and put it into some bowl.

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Add carrot and celery…

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Add potatoes…

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Add pickled pea and also pickled cucumbers.

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Add two boiled eggs cut into pieces.

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Add the mayonnaise, salt, pepper…

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After you mix it all together you are done. If it is too thick add some extra cucumber pickle water.

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Now you leave it in a fridge (or just outside the house) for couple hours to cool down and you are ready to dig in.

Here I am getting ready for the dinner.

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And finally present-giving time! We TV´s got this one all together. It was full of yummy sweets, mainly local ones that we had never seen before.

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And here we are all together under the Christmas tree. It is nice to spend this special time with good friends!

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Love, Thiele

* Posted Dec 29, 2010, 8:06 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Macocha Abyss, Czech Republic - 1st January 2011

By: dzejna

Dear Mum!

Sorry for the delay with updates, but we are veeery busy with school at the moment. Today I wanna show you just a few images we took on our walk to the Macocha Abyss.
My host mum and dad go there every 1st January and we decided to join them…
Because I already told you all about the abyss, just enjoy images this time =)

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My next update will be from Russia, I can´t wait  B)

Love, Thiele

* Posted Jan 15, 2011, 8:24 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Moscow, Russian Federation - 29th January 2011

By: helloNatash

Sorry for the delay, we were very busy this week)
Today I want to show you some photo of our walk in the centre of Moscow - Red Square
It was snowy and so enjoyable!

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* Posted Jan 30, 2011, 9:24 pm Last edited Jan 30, 2011, 9:27 pm by helloNatash [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Moscow, Russian Federation - 31st January 2011

By: helloNatash

Yesterday we were near the Bolishoy Theatre
and meet a great collection of russian toys - matreshkas)

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* Posted Feb 1, 2011, 6:16 pm Last edited Feb 1, 2011, 6:17 pm by helloNatash [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


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