Suny, San Diego, CA, USA

beelicious


Posted May 20, 2012, 2:51 pm
Hi!

My name is Suny and I'm a sunny girl  :D!

My goal: Have fun!!!

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beelicious


Posted May 29, 2012, 11:05 am
Yippee!

I received my first invitation!

I may travel to the beautiful Finland to Tampere!

On the PC, I inform me of Tampere.
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Bye! See you soon!
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emmakko


Posted Jun 3, 2012, 4:08 pm
Hi mum!
I have arrived in Finland!
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I got many new friends immediately:
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Janne and Jarno:
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Ski jumper:
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And finally, Gwënelle, who comes from Luxembourg and is a ToyVoyager, too! In this picture we are sitting in a Finnish regional train:
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Finland seems to be an interesting country! I'm sure I'll have fun here!
emmakko


Posted Jun 8, 2012, 3:02 pm
Hi mum!
Today has been a cloudy day here in Hämeenlinna. We had nothing special to do so Emma just took me and Gwënelle to the car and decided to show us interesting places in this town. First we went to a place called Varikonniemi. It is an area with a long history: it was inhabited already in the iron ages and in the 19th century there was a sawmill. These days Varikonniemi is a park with exciting old ruins!
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This is a perfect place for monkeys who like to climb! It's sad that there are no monkeys in Finland.
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The forest was full of these ruins. They must be old because the trees look old, too.
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I found this nice tree and wanted to climb on it!
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But then I saw this tree that was even bigger and wanted to climb on that one, too.
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Old stairs.
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Did I already say that it's sad that there are no monkeys in Finland? They would love this place. Look at this tree! It's so huge that none of us has seen a tree like that before! Unfortunately it wasn't a banana tree  B)
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Suddenly it started raining. We found a good dry place but poor Emma didn't so she got soaking wet.
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Actually, she found an old house but there was no roof on it so she got wet anyway. This is one of the windows of that house. A nice view!
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This is the old castle of Hämeenlinna. Gwënelle has already been there and told me that it's really worth visiting. I hope Emma will take me to the castle some day - but not today, look at the sky!!
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With love  :)
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-Suny
emmakko


Posted Jun 20, 2012, 5:04 pm
Today was the day Gwënelle has told me horror stories about: the sauna day!
When the weekend comes Finnish people need to wash away stress and worries. Anyway, they think taking a shower isn't enough. They went to a hot room called sauna, sit there quiet and throw water to the hot stones of the sauna.
This is how it looks inside a typical sauna:
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Every sauna needs a sauna elf that takes care of the sauna. This sauna seems to have two sauna mice, too. This is the steamy photo of the elf I met:
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And this is the clear one:
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Behind me you see kiuas, the heart of the sauna. This is where the heat comes. If you throw water to the hot stones they say "sssshhhhh" and it gets hotter in the sauna.
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And how it was to bath in the sauna? Well, hot! But after bathing it was easier to fall asleep!
emmakko


Posted Jun 28, 2012, 6:04 pm
Hi!
My host mum is a postcrosser and had heard that there would be a postcard event in Iittala. Of course she had to go there to buy postcards! Unfortunately she didn't know that the event was meant for those postcard fans who collect old postcards, so there weren't much to see for her. This is the place where the postcard event was held:
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Even though Iittala is a small village there were a lot to see that day. We went to the glass museum to see the glass products of Iittala. Many Finns have these glass products at home!
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The guest book of the glass museum:
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Also a band was playing but no one was listening.
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This guy was spying us. Spooky.
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We had a nice day in Iittala and we even fullfilled one of the life missions of Gwënelle! It's time to eat a tasty banana and drive back home!
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Julie Hansen


Posted Sep 24, 2012, 10:14 pm
I am In Denmark! Hostfamily make a joke on me, I have  sleep so BAD!!!!!!!! But now I know why, becours I am on H.C.Andersen homeland. I provethatI am royality!
Julie Hansen


Posted Sep 24, 2012, 10:16 pm
Here is Ronja, we will spend time together
Julie Hansen


Posted Sep 24, 2012, 10:17 pm
They haveasmall girl here, I played with her
Julie Hansen


Posted Sep 24, 2012, 10:20 pm
Weareon the way to wedding, on pictures you can see oldes town of Denmark(they saing so)
Julie Hansen


Posted Sep 24, 2012, 10:27 pm
we are on the wedding.....weiting for bride and groom
Julie Hansen


Posted Sep 28, 2012, 9:45 pm
It was cool that I come to Denmark on right time, it was so fun on wedding, we spend time on the seaside
Julie Hansen


Posted Sep 28, 2012, 9:48 pm
there were SO much food, I have had a paine in my stomach....
Julie Hansen


Posted Sep 28, 2012, 9:51 pm
i havehad my own photograf Ronja
Julie Hansen


Posted Sep 28, 2012, 9:53 pm
I and Ronja had a fight about bridal boquet, Ronja won....ofcours, she ia bigger then I
Julie Hansen


Posted Oct 2, 2012, 9:05 pm
I was lucky to see capital of Denmark....
Julie Hansen


Posted Oct 2, 2012, 9:07 pm
I haveseen her!!!!! little marimel. she is sitting on the stown.
Julie Hansen


Posted Oct 2, 2012, 9:10 pm
here is Newhaven, very famouse....
Julie Hansen


Posted Oct 2, 2012, 9:13 pm
near capital was cool castel
Julie Hansen


Posted Oct 18, 2012, 9:56 pm
Long time not seen, just yesterday arrived from Nicolay(we were in Copengagen with him)....here I am between Germany and Denmark. My host lives 9 km from Germani.today we were out and shop.now we are 4 tvs here in Jejsing I, Ronja, Twixx and Niiskuneiti. I hope we can make grup photo.
Julie Hansen


Posted Oct 20, 2012, 6:52 pm
hallo there! today I and 3 others tvs took to Møgeltønder.it is small town and just few kms from Tønder. here lives yangest son of DANISH QEEN Joakim and his family
Julie Hansen


Posted Oct 20, 2012, 6:57 pm
here I am near their hous, and also we take a gruop picture with Ronja, Niiskuneiti and Twixx. You can see that flag is up, it is mean that royal famili are at home
Julie Hansen


Posted Oct 20, 2012, 7:06 pm
here is their hous littel bit more clouse
Julie Hansen


Posted Oct 20, 2012, 7:09 pm
also we have been in the chirch, where Joakim get marrien, also his 3 son were bibtist
Julie Hansen


Posted Oct 29, 2012, 3:28 pm
hallo from halloween party.....it was terribl weekend....a lot of scaried stuff and people......
Julie Hansen


Posted Nov 7, 2012, 11:27 am
A very big day today, I tray ride a ballon!!!!!
Julie Hansen


Posted Nov 7, 2012, 11:28 am
I got a present!!!!now I am real voyager!!!!
Julie Hansen


Posted Nov 10, 2012, 10:59 pm
wellcome to Xmass!!!! haveseen today Santa Clouses parad, there were a lot of Julemand(Santa Clous on danish)
Julie Hansen


Posted Nov 10, 2012, 11:01 pm
tray to foun me on 1st photo,on 2nd´- there is real Santa clous in sky, 3d- grup photo
Julie Hansen


Posted Nov 10, 2012, 11:03 pm
I am riding Rudolf
olgamaus


Posted Nov 29, 2012, 8:34 pm
Hi Mummy,
I arrived in Remscheid today! Unfortunately my host Katja was very busy today, but at least we took a welcome photo with all the other ToyVoyagers here. They are Luc Zeke, Voi Nam, 3*Euro, Kevin Kiwi, Little T.B., Arimbi and Lady Katherine, who also arrived today.

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The weather outside is not great, the weather forecast promised snow for the weekend. Let's see!

Bye
Suny
olgamaus


Posted Dec 2, 2012, 9:07 pm
Hi Mummy,
it snowed during the night!

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Katja promised that we would go out later.

Suny
olgamaus


Posted Dec 7, 2012, 4:34 pm
We went out about two hours later. Unfortunately it was not cold enough for the snow, it already was melting slowly when we went out. But nontheless we had a lot of fun in the snow. Soon I was wet and cold :D (hopefully I will not get a cold!)

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We walked along the so called "Route of Tools", a former track for freight trains. Many tracks were closed and were built to lanes for pedestrians and cyclists. Remscheid is an industrial city, famous for the tool producing industry here. Building the route was sponsored by local companies, so it was called "Route of Tools".

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The route is about 5 km long, following the former track from the central station to the district Hasten. You can find a lot of industrial complexes along the route, as well newer ones as historical ones. This complex was a slaughterhouse once.

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The closer we came to Hasten, the route was crossing more dwellings than industrial sites.

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Someone is collecting souvenirs from the former railway track :)

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You can also find signs with the logos of sponsoring companies here.

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Later we went home through the municipal park.

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Bye
Suny
olgamaus


Posted Dec 7, 2012, 9:42 pm
Hi Mummy,
last weekend's snow melted away really soon, but today it started to snow again. Today it is about freezing point outside, so the snow will not melt too soon.

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We went to the municipal park. Here you can see one of the churches in the city centre.

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Soon we reached the park. All those snow covered trees and bushes are looking beautiful.

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I played in the snow with  Kevin Kiwi and  3*Euro.

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Back home we all took place on the heating to get dry :)

Bye
Suny

olgamaus


Posted Dec 7, 2012, 9:49 pm
Hi Mummy,
on Friday usually two or three friends are visiting us, Katja's knitting friends. Today I also met one of Katja's pets - she is keeping three ferrets. Ferrets are cute little predators, really playful, curious and cheeky pets. This one is Zaehnchen, sitting on the lap of Katja's friend, enjoying liver sausage paste.

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Later Katja prepared eggnogg for her friends.

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Eggnogg is a popular winter drink in Germany, you can often get it on Christmas markets. To make it you need milk, cream, egg liqueur, rum, triple sec and amaretto.

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First you have to mix and heat milk, cream and egg liqueur - it must not boil!

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Than you add the spirits and fill it into glasses. Served hot with whipped cream on top it is perfect :)

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Bye
Suny
olgamaus


Posted Dec 16, 2012, 10:34 am
Hi Mummy,
today we made a fantastic trip to Duesseldorf, the capital city of the German state North-Rhine-Westphalia. We went there by train and walked from the station towards the old town with all the Christmas markets.

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Ah, this is already looking like a larger city. And they do not have snow here.

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We reached the shopping streets than.

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A few minutes later we reached the old town. Christmas markets everywhere!

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You can buy all sorts of Christmas decorations, arts and crafts items, socks, herbs and spices and of course all the traditional food like potatoe pancakes, battered fish, sweets like sugarroasted almonds and nuts, candied fruits, gingerbread hearts, candyfloss and all those hot winter drinks like hot wine punch and eggnogg.

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We went into a shop in this quarter and spend some minutes there.

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When we came out a miracle had happened - the sun was shining and we had only a few steps to take to reach the river Rhine.

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We went along the Rhine promenade with lots of bars and restaurants. In the background you can see the Burgplatz with a Ferris wheel.

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We walked closer to the Burgplatz.

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We decided to take a walk into the opposite direction, towards the parliament which is situated close to the Rhine.

We reached the parliament building soon, a fantastic complex situated close to the Rhine promenade.

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Here you can see an overview photo of it.

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This is what you see when you look to the North, towards the old town. In the foreground you can see the "Rheinkniebrücke", one of three bridges crossing the Rhine in the city area.

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We took a group photo on the lawn in front of the parliament building.

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We walked around the building than.

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This is the entrance area.

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Later we went back to the old town to have lunch. Because it is getting dark so early we decided to have lots of fun with eggnogg, beer and mead without taking any more photos :D

Bye
Suny

olgamaus


Posted Dec 16, 2012, 10:55 am
Hi Mummy,
we took a short walk in the city centre in our lunch break. Katja's work place is close to the city hall with a skating rink and a small Christmas market in front of it.

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This is the main entrance of the shopping mall.

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We went to the public library than to return a DVD.

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This building was the company building of the local newpaper "Remscheider General-Anzeiger" once.  There is still a little statue, showing the emblem of the newspaper.

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This is the central bus station.

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An adult education centre is situated in this modern building.

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We had to return to work than.

Bye
Suny

olgamaus


Posted Dec 16, 2012, 10:59 am
Hi Mummy,
today we went to a DIY-store to buy a new lock for the letter box.

The shopping street is beginning here.

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All the trees on the space around a church are decorated with pretty yellow stars.

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We walked to the station area next.

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There are large industrial complexes around the station.

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The station was built only a few years ago. The old building was demolished and the new "station" is only a small waiting zone along the track. But at least the whole area around the station was also rebuilt with a small shopping mall and a bridge for pedestrians to reach the city much easier.

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When we reached the DIY-store the whole outdoor facilities were full of snow shovels and road salt.

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Bye
Suny
olgamaus


Posted Dec 31, 2012, 5:03 pm
Hi Mummy,
today we are celebrating Christmas. Katja's kids will visit us later, we will have dinner together.

We helped Katja to wrap some presents. These are handmade socks for her daughter's boyfriend - he already asked for warm socks in reggae colors. Katja knitted socks like a maniac this week :)

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I wish you a Merry Christmas!

Love
Suny
olgamaus


Posted Dec 31, 2012, 5:08 pm
Hi Mummy,
today we met Katja's friend Kerstin and took a walk with her and her dog.

We went to Wuppertal, to Scharpenacken, a former army training area. This area was used for military purposes until 2004 A.D as a shooting range. Today there is a local recreation area with vast open areas, but also woodland.

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The whole area will be renatured in the coming years.

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A lot of people come here with their dogs to let them run and play.

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Katja told me that Pepe, the dog, in summer usually is taking a bath in the creek which is running through the meadow.

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Bye for now
Suny

olgamaus


Posted Jan 3, 2013, 4:39 pm
Hi Mummy,
today we made a trip to the neighbour city Wuppertal.

One of the city’s greatest attractions is the suspended monorail (Schwebebahn), which was established in 1901. The tracks are 8 m above the streets and 12 m above the Wupper River. The Schwebebahn is crossing some streets and even a motorway!

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Here you can see one of 20 stations along the 13,3 km long route. This one is nearby the local court and district court.It was rebuilt last year in its original historic style. It is the one we just had left.

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Katja told us that we would make a side trip, outside the city centre, just for ME! We went to the Botanical Garden.

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The Botanical garden is situated high upon a hill called "Hardt" and we had to climb stairs after stairs for what felt like an eternity.

You can find the former country house of a textile manufacturers named Eller, which contained a villa (built 1820), orangery, residential and farm buildings, and the Elise Tower (built 1838) which provides the garden's focal point.

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Katja took me into one of the greenhouses. Fighting with fog on the camera we found a banana plant!

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Okay, it was green and looked like a banana plant, but where were the bananas? I would have liked a banana than. Katja told me that there were bananas in summer, they probably would have been harvested in the meantime. And indeed, we found a photo which was taken with Alberto this summer.

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Katja showed us a special tree in the garden, this one.

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It looks more or less like a dangerous animal, but not like a tree. It is a monkey puzzle tree, (Araucaria araucana). It originally came from South America, from Chile and Western Argentinia. Due to similar climate conditions it can grow here.

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Because a Botanical garden is not so exciting in winter we walked back to the city centre because we had only about 90 minutes until it would get dark.

Walking stairs downhill was much more fun :)

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In the city centre we saw that Wuppertal is much larger than Remscheid. The pretty city hall was hidden behind a scaffolding.

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We saw the Schwebebahn again, next to a bank and a car park.

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Here you can see one of the other stations, a modern one this time.

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Later we met Katja's daughter here and we spend some hours in the shopping streets.

Love
Suny

olgamaus


Posted Jan 16, 2013, 5:19 pm
Hi Mummy,
the weather forecast was right - we are having fantastic weather. We decided to visit Muengsten Bridge, Germany's highest railway bridge.

Here you can see river Wupper, marking the border between Remscheid and the neighbour city Solingen. Muengsten Bridge is crossing this valley. Before it was built, it took people more than 40 km to get to the nearby neighbour city by train.

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Here you can see the bridge overspanning the valley.

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First we walked uphill on the Solingen side of the valley.

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Muengsten Bridge was built of steel, completed in 1907. It is about 480 m long and 107 m tall. There are extensive repair works going on in the last few years, and there will be more this year from April till at least October.

All the puddles along the path are frozen!

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Later we crossed river Wupper here at this small bridge.

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We walked back on the Remscheid side of the valley than.

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On the very first photo you can see an outlook pavilion. We came here on the way back and had a fantastic overview across the valley.

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Bye
Suny


olgamaus


Posted Jan 16, 2013, 5:22 pm
Hi Mummy,

today we had the first day without rain since mid December! That's why Katja  already planned to take a walk in the afternoon, but first a new guest arrived, Stoker.

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We walked to a nearby valley.

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Soon we left the streets and walked towards the forest, through a rural hamlet. I met Cameroon sheep here.

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This pretty house is hidden in the valley. Katja told me that those half-timbered houses were typical for this region.

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It was rather cold - about freezing point!

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We reached the district Luettringhausen than, one of the historic districts of Remscheid. When we came here the sun came out for a few minutes.

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The weather forecast said that we would have better weather soon, even with sunshine at the weekend. Let's see!

Bye
Suny

olgamaus


Posted Jan 16, 2013, 5:26 pm
Hi Mummy,
the weather is still ugly, nobody wants to go outside. Instead we helped Katja to prepare a veggie dinner.

First we fried zucchini and dryed tomatoes in a pan and added tomatoe sauce. Than we prepared feta to scallop the vegetables with it.

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We cut the remaining feta into pieces and fillend them into a jar with garlic, herbs, spices and dried tomatoes.

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We filled the jar with olive oil than to preserve the cheese.

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Bye
Suny
olgamaus


Posted Jan 16, 2013, 5:57 pm
Hi Mummy,
we went to Katja's sister-in-law's family today to celebrate the last day of the year. When we arrived, there already was everything prepared for Raclette.

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There were lots of vegetables like sweet pepper, carrots, mushrooms, tomatoes, than there was beef and chicken meat, prawn, bread, potatoes and much more. Of course there was a lot of cheese :)

Later we called a tile-based game called "Rummikub". Do you know it?

At midnight we all had a glass of sparkling wine when we went outside for the fireworks.

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Happy New Year!

Iit was raining the whole time, so the fireworks did not show up as nice as they could have had.

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Love
Suny

olgamaus


Posted Jan 27, 2013, 11:52 am
Hi Mummy,
we are having snow again, not so much, but enough to get cold and wet feet :)

Here you can see the water tower which is close to the city hall and visible from many points around the city.

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T'his is rear side of the city hall.

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Bye
Suny
olgamaus


Posted Jan 27, 2013, 11:56 am
Hi Mummy,
it was still really cold today. Katja had to buy a few things and took us through the quarter where she lived until summer 2012.

Large parts of the city of Remscheid were destroyed in World War II, but there are still quarters with lovely old houses, mostly built in late 19th or early 20th century.

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This is the local court, the old building on the right side, the new annex on the left side.

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It was so terribly cold that we all  preferred to sit in Katja's bag :)

Bye
Suny
olgamaus


Posted Feb 6, 2013, 4:52 pm
Hi Mummy,
today it was time for me and Arimbi to say good-bye to Remscheid, our host and to our TV friends.

My next destination will be Spain! This sounds like sunshine and much better weather. We are having snow again here in Remscheid, after a week with really ugly rainy weather.

We both packed some delicious sweets into our envelopes.

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Hope to receive my next destination noon!

Love
Suny
SiniS


Posted Apr 3, 2013, 11:28 pm
Hi mom!!!!
Today I arrived at Spain!!!! What a boring trip!!! But finally it has ended :)
I was sleeping when some light came into my envelope…
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And when I looked out, some other Toy Voyagers were waiting for me!!!!!
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S- Hi!! My name’s Suny!!! I’m from Germany!!!
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Zero is the ghost dog and is the host here; Doña Felisa is the elephant, Betty Bear is the little bear, Rocky Raccoon is the raccoon and Miggy is the big pig. They are so kind!!! I shared the candies I took with me and show them the postcard and we took a group photo :)
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And then, Zero add me on his guestbook ^^
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I’m happy mom!!! Although I miss you, I know I will have nice time here :)
See you!!! Kisses!!
SiniS


Posted Apr 4, 2013, 12:04 am
Hi mom!
Today is the last day of Carnival festivities and here in Catalonia this day is called “enterrament de la sardina” (burial of the sardine). About why is called this way, there are a hypothesis, among others. First of all, to bury something is a way to forget it, to take leave of it… And the hypothesis is that the back-bone of the pigs was known as “sardine” and it was buried at the end of Carnival to start the Lent.
To celebrate it, we have eaten a sardine made of bread with chocolate. It was delicious!!!!
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SiniS


Posted Apr 4, 2013, 12:15 pm
Good morning mom!!!!
It’s snowing!!!! It’s sooooo strange in Barcelona!!!! As you can see, here it’s only raining, but, can you see the mountain behind me?
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SiniS


Posted Apr 7, 2013, 1:32 pm
Hi mom!!
Today we went out for a walk and we went to the shopping center “La Maquinista”. “La Maquinista” is situated where the metallurgic fabric “La Maquinista Terrestre i Marítima” was in the past. Here you can see us taking a rest in front of the little park of “La Maquinista”.
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This is the large pond, situated in the middle of the park, named Narcís Monturiol (a Catalonian engineer, who invented the first crew submarine). It was built in order to take advantage of the two nearby water sources and it’s used to irrigate the park. Inside the pond you can see the large antique wheel that reminds us of the industrial past of the land. And the building near the pond is “Museo de La Maquinista y Macosa”, a museum which contains historical documents, plans, photographs, models and historical objects from the old factory.
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The shopping center!!!!
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After visit some shops, we take a rest in a lounge terrace.
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Can you see the big clock on the floor??? There was a projector which projected the small hands of the clock to show the hour, but it’s out of order :(
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In the first floor there are the restaurants, near another lounge terrace.
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It seems like a jungle!!!
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Before come back home, we met Tom and Jerry, who drove us in their sidecar :D
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We had a fun afternoon!
SiniS


Posted Apr 7, 2013, 6:00 pm
Hello mom!!
We spent the weekend at hostdad home, so we’re in the train to Sants, the central train station.
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In Sants we took another train to Gavà. The views aren’t so nice, just buildings, roads or industrial parks…
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Finally we were in Gavà!! This is the train station.
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We did a bit of sightseeing while we went to hostdad home. This is the church.
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And in this little square there’s a grower with some asparagus.
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We spent the afternoon at home and then we went to have supper at hamburger, in the shopping center.
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Mom!!! Look what I found!!!! A palm tree!!!! But this is a little palm tree, I want one bigger!!! Well, it will be training…
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After the exercise, I ate very fast my part of hamburger, I was hungry!!! Good appetite!!
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SiniS


Posted Apr 7, 2013, 7:00 pm
Hi!
Today we stayed at hostdad home playing games. We joined with the other guys who live here, Koala, Pitufina, Beaker, Cálico and Super Coco. Zero introduced us and we took a group photo :)
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First we played alone…
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… And after, we played two by two to Kinect, Michael Jackson experience. I played with Cálico and we had a lot of fun!
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SiniS


Posted Apr 14, 2013, 2:32 pm
Hi mom!
Today we went out for a walk and we found some interesting places during our walk.
This is “Plaça Jardins d’Elx”, where a Lady of Elche’s bust is situated.
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And in the same square there’s “Parroquia de Crist Rei” a parish started built in 1924.
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We continued walking and we found another church, but this is a quite strange church, “Iglèsia de Sant Joan Bosco”, inaugurated in 1974. When hostmom was a child, she thought it was a very big slide and she always wanted to slide for it. Poor hostmom!!! :D
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In “Carrer Aragó” (Aragon Street), we found a sculpture dedicated to article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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Later, we saw “La Farinera del Clot”, a cultural center situated in an old flour fabric in 1852.
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And finally, we arrived to “Les Glòries” where we saw “Torre Agbar”, a tower which is the see of the water company of Barcelona (AGBAR = AGuas de BARcelona). At night it’s illuminated by thousands of colored lights.
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It has been an interesting walk!
SiniS


Posted Apr 16, 2013, 11:13 am
Hi mom.
Today we say goodbye to Doña Felisa and Betty Bear :(
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Give a big warm hug to Doña Felisa
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And another one to Betty Bear
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We take a last group photo
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Zero write their check out on his guestbook
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And say the last “goodbye”…
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I will miss them a lot :(
SiniS


Posted May 24, 2013, 8:12 pm
Hi mom!
Today is “Sant Jordi” (Saint George) and here in Catalonia is celebrated as lovers’ day and as books and roses day. It’s very typical to present a book to men and roses to women. And it’s so typical too to find a lot of little shops in the streets selling books and roses.
Here you can see me in front of one of these shops near home:
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We have bought a book for hostdad about Barcelona and a rose for mom
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And as surprise, we have eat a “Sant Jordi”’s cake, it’s delicious!!!
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Feliç Sant Jordi!!!
SiniS


Posted Jun 8, 2013, 10:34 pm
Hi mom!!!
Today we went to Viladrau!!! A little village very known for its mineral water and because a very famous brigand lived there: Serrallonga. It is situated beneath the massifs of the Guilleries and the Montseny, that’s the reason we saw so many green around us.
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We arrived at the hotel, “Hostal La Glòria”.
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And then, after leave all the bags and other things in our room, we went out for a walk. We asked about some routes and the people of the hotel gave us a map with a route named “El camí dels ponts perduts” (The lost bridges route) and who got lost were us! It was very funny :D And we discovered some beautiful places.
First, we found “La Font dels Enamorats”, (Lover’s fountain).
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And soon, we found “La font de l’Oreneta” (Swallow’s fountain).
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In our way, we found “La Riera Major”. This is one of its beautiful little waterfalls:
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…And some meters later…
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Then we arrived at “Mas els Molins”, an enormous house with a sun clock (although it’s a bit difficult to see the sun clock…)
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And near there, in a path beside a field, we met catalan donkeys!!! They’re so beautiful, friendly and lovely!!!
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We continued our walk and saw a big old tree.
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Then, was when we got lost… We were a bit busy trying to find the way back to hotel… And we got it! We arrived at Viladrau again, (well, we were in Viladrau, I mean at the village). And we saw the city council…
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… and “Capella de la Pietat”. It’s a chapel dated on 1603 and presided by Mare de Déu dels Dolors. At right of the photo, you can see Sant Domènech Savio, the youngest no martyr saint of the Catholic Church who wears jacket and bowtie. It’s curious…
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Ufff!!! Finally we arrived at the hotel, we were so tired!!!! But it was a wonderful day :) Good night!!!
SiniS


Posted Jun 8, 2013, 10:50 pm
Today Rocky Raccoon continues his travel, so we have said him the last goodbye.
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We gave him a very big and warm hug…
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And as usual, Zero wrote his check out on his guestbook
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Bye, bye Rocky Raccoon!!! Hope to see you soon!!!
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SiniS


Posted Jun 14, 2013, 11:47 am
In Spain, Mother’s Day is celebrated the first Sunday of May, so…

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY MOM!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!
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SiniS


Posted Jul 16, 2013, 5:36 pm
Hello mom!!!
Today we went to “Fira de Bellcaire”, also and more common known as “Els Encants Vells”.
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“Els Encants Vells” is one of the oldest markets in Europe. Certain references date its origin in the fourteenth century, being a witness over commercial dynamism of our city, it’s more than just an antique market and peddling, orienting its centennial activity and apparent tentativeness to current demand, making available to the consumer an offer alternative to current models of distribution and trade, promoting the recycling. In this market you can found a lot of things, since new objects as clothes, fabrics, electrical equipment to second hand, used furniture, antiques, books and records…
The bad news is that this market will close in its actual place and it will be opened in another place. Most of people think that the market will lose its charm with this change.
We can find three parts in this market. This is one of the entries, where we can see some shops (one of the parts):
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In another part of the market there are some stands:
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And in the last part of the market, we find the objects on the floor, on a blanket or boxes…
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Look!! We are near of “Plaça de les Glòries”, so we can see “Torre Agbar”, do you remember it?
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We will miss this market. We’re waiting to see the new emplacement. Mom, can we come back here to visit it??
SiniS


Posted Jul 16, 2013, 7:26 pm
Hi mom!
Today we went shopping with hostmom. But when we go out of the supermarket (where is not allowed to take photos… :rolleyes:) we went to a square where we played a bit.
This is the square, called “Plaça de l’Assamblea de Catalunya”, near home:
http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r545/zerosdiary/Suny/DSC05254_zps41f06642.jpg

Here we are in the petanque court. Beside us, you can see some tennis tables:
http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r545/zerosdiary/Zero/DSC05256_zps52f54e80.jpg

We were sliding:
http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r545/zerosdiary/Zero/DSC05258_zpsceaf31c0.jpg
http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r545/zerosdiary/Zero/DSC05259_zps1fe5179e.jpg
http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r545/zerosdiary/Zero/DSC05257_zpsdac3d621.jpg
http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r545/zerosdiary/Zero/DSC05260_zps6f399bc1.jpg

And then, we found another slide…, but we have to exercise to reach the slide… First, climb on that man…
http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r545/zerosdiary/Zero/DSC05262_zpsb0754de5.jpg

Then, hang up… I’m an expert!
http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r545/zerosdiary/Zero/DSC05264_zpsccd0bbed.jpg

And we reach the slide!
http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r545/zerosdiary/Zero/DSC05265_zps5fa5cc5f.jpg

After to slide, Miggy wanted to go up for the slide…
http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r545/zerosdiary/Zero/DSC05266_zpse2c51dc4.jpg

…but he rolled down back… ^^U
http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r545/zerosdiary/Zero/DSC05267_zps74944047.jpg

We found a fountain, but it was out of order :( We think is to save water. Doves can take a bath :D
http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r545/zerosdiary/Zero/DSC05268_zps996447e0.jpg

And surprise!!!! We found some palm trees!!!! I couldn’t believe that!!! This one is bigger than the other I climbed before!!!
http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r545/zerosdiary/Zero/DSC05269_zps8ebdddde.jpg

So I climbed up while the guys were watching me:
http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r545/zerosdiary/Suny/DSC05271_zps097b6fa0.jpg
http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r545/zerosdiary/Suny/DSC05270_zpsb2bc1a61.jpg
http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r545/zerosdiary/Suny/DSC05272_zps78f894b9.jpg

Mom!!!! I get one of my life missions!!!! And I helped Zero to improve one of his!

After the exercise we took a rest before going home. Goodbye!!! It has been a good day!!!
http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r545/zerosdiary/Zero/DSC05274_zps4e6065ab.jpg
SiniS


Posted Jul 16, 2013, 7:49 pm
Miggy and me are leaving today :( The good news is we’re travelling together to the same destination
http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r545/zerosdiary/Zero/DSC05275_zpsd4afcc3c.jpg

As usually, Zero wrote our departure date on his guestbook:
http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r545/zerosdiary/Zero/DSC05280_zps0d6b9602.jpg

We gave us a very big hug:
http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r545/zerosdiary/Zero/DSC05277_zps594c195c.jpg

And we said the last goodbye…
http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r545/zerosdiary/Zero/DSC05282_zps72f5de88.jpg

Bye, bye Zero!!! We will miss you!!!! Thanks for all!!!
JunCTionS


Posted Jul 31, 2013, 2:06 am
Hello from Tenerife!
I thought we were going to Granada, but apparently I'll get to know another Spanish region before that. So here we are in front of the Concepcion Parish:
http://i.imgur.com/NBWRW14.jpg

Today we went to the Nature and Man museum in Santa Cruz where they had a beach themed cafeteria indoors:
http://i.imgur.com/aU0sw2Y.jpg

There was a room with drawers for many insects and specially butterflies from around the world, look at the beautiful wings they have:
http://i.imgur.com/u6pAPjy.jpg

And also many archaeological items from the islands.
http://i.imgur.com/68i72cX.jpg
I bet I would look beautiful with one of those necklaces.

Love,
Suny
JunCTionS


Posted Jul 31, 2013, 10:57 pm
Today we went to the Teresitas beach:
http://i.imgur.com/17tLqUX.jpg
It's a beautiful beach with white soft sand brought from the Sahara desert:
http://i.imgur.com/ar2lKmY.jpg
The water was crystal clear and very refreshing. And the scenery of the mountains and small boats was beautiful.

Look at me, up in a palm tree without any effort:
http://i.imgur.com/dBHQZx3.jpg
Love,
Suny
JunCTionS


Posted Aug 1, 2013, 2:48 am
Today we went around the whole island!
To start we went to the Roque de Garachico:
http://i.imgur.com/3PSKJD5.jpg
It is a small island that is a bird sanctuary were several protected species live and some migratory birds also stop by.
http://i.imgur.com/EKJcHmK.jpg

Then we went to the Punta Teno lighthouse, which is the westernmost point in the island.
To the left you can faintly see the Gomera island.
http://i.imgur.com/GDl6zwa.jpg

The water sea here in Tenerife is beautiful:
http://i.imgur.com/xSi1AcH.jpg
Afterwards we drove through the mountains and arrived to a small town called Santiago del Teide:
http://i.imgur.com/iZ4HkZn.jpg
Apparently they had their local festivities during these days which are related to the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage.
http://i.imgur.com/KsOQUsA.jpg

Then we went to the Costa Adeje where there are many large beaches and resorts:
http://i.imgur.com/WmWy7cR.jpg
It was very touristy.

Finally we stopped by the Cathedral of La Candelaria:
http://i.imgur.com/BXsmM9z.jpg

Where there are very large statues of the 9 Menceyes (or kings) that ruled the islands by the time the Spaniards invaded them.
http://i.imgur.com/SVgp2kf.jpg

We had a very fun day today and saw many places around the island.
http://i.imgur.com/1YcPNLZ.jpg
Love,
Suny
JunCTionS


Posted Aug 11, 2013, 3:50 pm
Today we made way to the highest mountain in Spain: The Teide volcano!.
Here we are with the Teide on the background as well as the La Palma island:
http://i.imgur.com/fweTbZw.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/d15HWN8.jpg

After going through a dense pine forest we came into a desert that looked very much like the surface of Mars!
http://i.imgur.com/Uy0l0ta.jpg
In fact they use this area to test robots that NASA and ESA will send to the Red Planet!.

We stopped for a drink, it is very important to drink a lot of fluids here in the desert, and the view was like that of an American cowboys movie.
http://i.imgur.com/wWphMih.jpg

Look at the weird structures the rocks make here:
http://i.imgur.com/dHjes1E.jpg

Love,
Suny
JunCTionS


Posted Aug 29, 2013, 12:01 am
Today we got to ride in a submarine, and it was a yellow submarine!:
http://i.imgur.com/7SzGRk1.jpg
It was amazing and we got a big window all to ourselves. Here we are just below the sea level waiting to go down
http://i.imgur.com/kPnzMYK.jpg

Here I am at 30 meters below sea level:
http://i.imgur.com/f2fhXZX.jpg
We saw many fishes of many different types, even several stingrays.
They also explained to us that the red light from sunlight does not reach so far down, so that's why everything looked so blue and my head looks so dark.

It was absolutely amazing!
Love,
Suny
JunCTionS


Posted Sep 12, 2013, 5:01 pm
Today we went to a volcanic beach were you can see a big cliff drop called Los Gigantes:
http://i.imgur.com/oV723ur.jpg
The indigenous people used to call these cliffs the Wall of Hell.

And after that we stopped by one of the many banana fields there are in the islands...
http://i.imgur.com/YdHgSXw.jpg
and guess what I climbed!
http://i.imgur.com/Cm9uGvT.jpg
A big banana plant!
JunCTionS


Posted Sep 16, 2013, 11:51 am
Today we went to the Loro Parque, which is a famous Zoo in Tenerife.
And there I got to meet gorillas
http://i.imgur.com/5sDgt30.jpg
Emperor tamarin monkeys
http://i.imgur.com/pzg3Ftd.jpg
Some Chimpanzees
http://i.imgur.com/Qk4k21j.jpg
and even stood on a statue of one.
http://i.imgur.com/4KH3fRF.jpg
I met many monkeys, we also saw many others as well as many parrots!

I also saw an amazing show with Killer Whales:
http://i.imgur.com/mQFen5v.jpg
And another with sea lions
http://i.imgur.com/TA2meqp.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/U7LMdLq.jpg
It was a lot of fun!
Love,
Suny
JunCTionS


Posted Nov 2, 2013, 10:19 pm
Hello there!
Today we relaxed at the Lago Martianez, which is a really big salt water pool.
http://i.imgur.com/04l1ih8.jpg
And it had nice view of the sea:
http://i.imgur.com/DKio46e.jpg
Cheers,
Suny
JunCTionS


Posted Nov 2, 2013, 10:45 pm
We're in Granada now!
But sadly a friend must leave us now. So good bye Charly, it was very nice knowing you and we hope to meet you again.
http://i.imgur.com/ETRvRq9.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/LG6SpNw.jpg
Bye bye
JunCTionS


Posted Nov 2, 2013, 11:33 pm
Hi, today I visited the Alhambra, but I got there late!
So I only saw a very small part of it. My silly hosts seem to be overwhelmed by the TV's they are hosting.
Anyways, here I am outside the Palace of Charles the V:
http://i.imgur.com/r5UW3dC.jpg
And here I am in one of the many nice gardens of the Alhambra:
http://i.imgur.com/0MKNC1J.jpg
Cheers,
Suny
BlackCat


Posted Apr 3, 2014, 4:21 pm
HELLO?

When I arrived there was just a male voice and then someone put me away. But I can hear voices out there.

HELLO?

Oh, light...

Ohhhh, see, I arrived. Hello other voyagers! Marmalade, MiaoMiao and Crabs, it's nice to meet you!

I arrived in Essen and it's nice here so far!

Love,
Suny
BlackCat


Posted Apr 3, 2014, 4:26 pm
Hello,

today GiGi Giraffe arrived. So excited.
We welcomed her warm as well and talked about her travels so far.

Love,
Suny
BlackCat


Posted Apr 3, 2014, 4:33 pm
Hey,

today we joined BlackCat for computer class and then saw the Bear near her school. It is standing on the "Berliner Platz" and as "Ber" is spoken as "Bär" - which means bear - in German they have a bear standing there.
I also got the chance to sniff at some flowers.

Love,
Suny
BlackCat


Posted Apr 3, 2014, 4:49 pm
Hey,

today we joined BlackCat on her walk to the bus stop from school. First we saw the 'Weststadthalle' which is also home of a music school and a youth centre. Then we turned to take a photo with her school. The Colloseum Theater is the place for musicals in Essen, BlackCat loves it. You probably know Ikea, right? The big shopping centre is called Limbecker Platz and is maybe 4 years old. The big tower is from University, the offices are in there. We saw an advertising for Rio 2 and then the University itself, with all the building stuff going on in front of it. At the end we looked at the schedule of the bus and waited. We saw the town hall and a church from the bus stop in the distance.

Love,
Suny
BlackCat


Posted Jan 8, 2015, 7:41 pm
Hey,

today we went to the city centre and saw the carillon.

Sadly it didn't play as we were too late for that. But it was nice.

Love
Suny
BlackCat


Posted Jan 8, 2015, 7:44 pm
Hey,

today we got hungry and BlackCat decided that we could get cake. We don't know the English name of the cake, but if we would translate the German name it would be Cheese Cream Cake (Käsesahnetorte).

It was delicious.

Love
Suny
BlackCat


Posted Jan 8, 2015, 8:02 pm
Hey,

today we said Goodbye to MiaoMiao and then had a walk to the mailbox. We took some photos in BlackCats neighborhood. It was quite the fun.

Love
Suny
BlackCat


Posted Jan 8, 2015, 8:09 pm
Hey,

today we visited BlackCat's best friend in her village. She lives in a village where they have 1 grocery store but 3 furniture stores. Isn't that crazy?

We had a nice walk and I loved looking at the nature around us.

Love
Suny
BlackCat


Posted Jan 8, 2015, 8:11 pm
Hey,

today we drove to Münster to visit the castle and the garden of the castle. The castle is used from the university for classes now and in front of it they have a fair three times a year and a music festival one time every year. It is really amazing.

Love
Suny
BlackCat


Posted Jan 8, 2015, 8:17 pm
Hey,

today we took part in a postcrossing meeting in Münster. We had a lot of fun. There was another woman with some toys as well, even though we forgot the names, sorry for that.

It was really nice.

Love
Suny
BlackCat


Posted Jan 8, 2015, 8:47 pm
Hey,

while the others had some fun in the office I hid in the bag. But at the shopping centre I showed my face, so BlackCat took a photo of me there. They forgot to take down some Christmas decoration - or maybe they like it so much to keep it longer?

Love
Suny
BlackCat


Posted Jan 14, 2015, 11:21 pm
Hey mum,

today I said goodbye to all my friends here at BlackCat's house. I will leave to the Netherlands now and I am already excited. I wasn't the only one leaving, which is pretty exciting. I will start my travels tomorrow.

I hope I will arrive soon!

Love
Suny
Emjay


Posted Jan 21, 2015, 11:49 am
Hey mum!

I'm in Delft! And I met some new friends: Scoop, Hollandia, Dutchy, Snowy the Seal and Slowly-Slowly. They gave me a warm hug.
Emjay promised to take me sightseeing tomorrow. I'll keep you posted!

Bye!

Suny
Emjay


Posted Jan 23, 2015, 3:39 pm
Hi mum,

It's your little monkey, reporting from Delft!
I guess my hostmum likes theatre...
Emjay


Posted Jan 23, 2015, 3:41 pm
Yes, I guesed right! This is her workplace. Emjay had a PR-meeting for a play.
Emjay


Posted Jan 23, 2015, 3:43 pm
After the meeting we made a walk through the historic center of Delft. Scoop and Hollandia were my guides.
Emjay


Posted Jan 23, 2015, 3:43 pm
On the left you see the Maria van Jesse Church and on the right is the New Church.
Emjay


Posted Jan 23, 2015, 3:44 pm
Here we are in the Maria van Jesse Chapel with the Smiling Madonna in the background.
Emjay


Posted Jan 23, 2015, 3:45 pm
This is the blue heart of Delft. Why blue? Well, Delft is famous for it's Delft Blue ceramics.
Emjay


Posted Jan 23, 2015, 3:47 pm
Behind me is the New Church. It's being renovated. The fences are hiding the ugly scaffolding.
Emjay


Posted Jan 23, 2015, 3:47 pm
It's market day. In the background you see the pretty townhall.
Emjay


Posted Jan 23, 2015, 3:49 pm
Here we are at the balconny of the townhall, overlooking the marketsquare with the New Church.
Emjay


Posted Jan 23, 2015, 3:49 pm
Look mum, I've got new shoes!
Emjay


Posted Jan 23, 2015, 3:52 pm
And this is another well known symbol for the Netherlands: a tulip!
We only stayed outside for a short time, because it was freezing cold! I'm sure we will visit the city center again another time.

Bye mum!

your sunny girl Suny
Emjay


Posted Jan 30, 2015, 8:39 am
Hi mum!

Here's another tulip, in Emjay's garden. It lights up at night.
Emjay


Posted Jan 30, 2015, 8:40 am
Slowly-Slowly is showing me around. He knows a lot about flowers. This little springflower is called "Sneeuwklokje".
Emjay


Posted Jan 30, 2015, 8:41 am
Just to proof I'm really in Delft.  :D
Emjay


Posted Jan 30, 2015, 8:42 am
Slowly-Slowly and me take a little walk through a small park near Emjay's house. Emjay calls this statue "The ToyVoyager Church"  :D
Emjay


Posted Jan 30, 2015, 8:43 am
We're leaving the small park and walk over to the house of Emjay's mum.
Emjay


Posted Jan 30, 2015, 8:44 am
This is where I am, mum! I hope to do a lot more traveling.
Emjay


Posted Jan 30, 2015, 8:45 am
The house of Emjay's mum looks like a museum! She has a lot of artistic friends. This painting is painted by her friend Senay.
Emjay


Posted Jan 30, 2015, 8:47 am
This one is painted by Emjay's cousin Erna. All those sunny flowers suit me! Can I buy it?  :D
Emjay


Posted Jan 30, 2015, 8:48 am
This lovely landscape is painted by Marius van Dokkum, also a friend of the family.
Emjay


Posted Jan 30, 2015, 8:49 am
And this one is painted by Charles Kientz. Not a friend of the family, but a wellknown painter in Delft. This is his version on the Fish market and Old Church in Delft. Nice!
Emjay


Posted Jan 30, 2015, 8:50 am
Emjay's mum also owns some Delft Blue items.
Emjay


Posted Jan 30, 2015, 8:51 am
I have a little conversation with this monkey in Emjay's old bedroom.
Emjay


Posted Jan 30, 2015, 8:52 am
Next day we looked out of the window and everthing was white! Well, merry Christmas, mum  ;)
Emjay


Posted Jan 30, 2015, 11:38 am
We made a little trip to the village Wateringen, situated in the agricultural region of the Netherlands, called Westland.
I guess this used to be the townhall. It is an attorney's office now.
Emjay


Posted Jan 30, 2015, 11:39 am
This is one of the churches of Wateringen.
Emjay


Posted Jan 30, 2015, 11:40 am
A little bit down the road there's a windmill.
Emjay


Posted Jan 30, 2015, 11:41 am
Allthough the sun is shining and the temperature is nice, there's still snow (or hail) in this park.
Emjay


Posted Jan 30, 2015, 11:42 am
I met a friendly deer.
Emjay


Posted Jan 30, 2015, 11:44 am
And then we discovered this great chocolate shop.
Emjay


Posted Jan 30, 2015, 11:45 am
I allready saw a bananatree and this is the fruit of a cocoatree!

Have a nice day, mum!
Love,

your little monkey Suny
Emjay


Posted Feb 5, 2015, 10:13 am
Hi mum!

You can't see it very well, but today it was white again!
But inside it's spring!
Emjay


Posted Feb 8, 2015, 11:07 am
Hi again!

We're in a town between Delft and The Hague, called Rijswijk. I'm here with my new friend Dille to go shopping in the mall.
Emjay


Posted Feb 8, 2015, 11:08 am
It still looks like Christmas.
Emjay


Posted Feb 8, 2015, 11:09 am
It's almost Valentine's Day <3
Emjay


Posted Feb 8, 2015, 11:09 am
Girlie things  :D
Emjay


Posted Feb 8, 2015, 11:11 am
Well, those human clothes are way to big for us. Let's go and have a look at the toys department.
Emjay


Posted Feb 8, 2015, 11:13 am
Even doll's clothes are too big for me. Maybe this Barbie dress will fit. But it's not really me, don't you think mum? I think I'll stick with my yellow dress.
So we didn't buy anything. But it still was a fun day!

Bye, mum!

Your Suny
Emjay


Posted Feb 13, 2015, 3:40 pm
Hi dear mum!

We got a parcel today and we were very curious. What could be in it? Dutchy the Lion opened the box with his sharp claws and out came... a braid and an arm  :o
Emjay


Posted Feb 13, 2015, 3:42 pm
Attached to it was a little girl. She jumped outof the box and said her name is Minnilotta. She told us all about her adventures.
Emjay


Posted Feb 13, 2015, 3:43 pm
And then she shared her chocolate with us. Isn't that sweet? I think we will go along fine.

Until next time, mum!

your Suny
Emjay


Posted Feb 14, 2015, 10:35 am
Hello dear mum!

Have a happy Valentine's Day! I'm thinking of you.

Love,

Suny
Emjay


Posted Feb 27, 2015, 5:36 pm
Dear mum,

Today Emjay had a job interview in Den Haag (or The Hague, as you may know it). We went there by tram. But first I met this friendly cow, near the tram stop.
Emjay


Posted Feb 27, 2015, 5:40 pm
Here we go!
Emjay


Posted Feb 27, 2015, 5:44 pm
When we arrived at The Hague, we had some time to visit the parliament buildings.
Emjay


Posted Feb 27, 2015, 5:52 pm
It was already a little dark when we went home. We passed a big department store called "Bijenkorf"(meaning "beehive").
Near the tram stop we saw a nice, colourful sculpture and we saw a building Emjay likes: a theatre.

Emjay's job interview went well. It's only a job for a few hours, though. She is allowed to count the votes for the provincial elections for her district in Delft. Isn't that interesting?

That's my news for today, mum.

Bye! Love you!

Suny
Emjay


Posted Mar 8, 2015, 11:03 am
Hi mum, it's me again!

I have a new hobby: gardening! Those little boxes contain compressed soil, seeds and a little label.
Emjay


Posted Mar 8, 2015, 11:04 am
I'm making the soil "grow" by putting water on it. And then I have to wait patiently.
Emjay


Posted Mar 8, 2015, 11:06 am
Look, the soil has grown! I'm putting a bit of soil inside the pot, lay the seeds on it and cover it with soil again.
Emjay


Posted Mar 8, 2015, 11:07 am
The last seed I plant is for leek.
Emjay


Posted Mar 8, 2015, 11:07 am
I'm ready and I'm proud of myself!  :D
Emjay


Posted Mar 8, 2015, 11:10 am
Emjay puts my pots next to hers. Her veggies are allready coming up. I hope mine will too! I've planted strawberry, eggplant, leek, lettuce and pepper (or paprika).

Bye, bye, dear mum!

your Suny

Emjay


Posted Mar 8, 2015, 2:29 pm
Hi mum, I'm back!

It was such a lovely day that we decided to walk to Schipluiden with the whole TV-bunch. Schipluiden is a small village, near Delft. I saw some nice spring flowers.
Emjay


Posted Mar 8, 2015, 2:30 pm
A nice treehouse for all of us!
Emjay


Posted Mar 8, 2015, 2:31 pm
Some nice views in a park on the way.
Emjay


Posted Mar 8, 2015, 2:32 pm
Into the Woods! Maybe we'll meet little Red Ridinghood.
Emjay


Posted Mar 8, 2015, 2:34 pm
Here we are at a little church called "Op Hodenpijl". It's no longer in sevice as a church, but as a community center. And it also has a nice biological restaurant.
Emjay


Posted Mar 8, 2015, 2:36 pm
We climbed the stairs into the tower. From there we have a good view over a region called "Midden Delfland".
Emjay


Posted Mar 8, 2015, 2:37 pm
At the other side of the road there's a farm you can visit. It's the season of young animals now. How cute, these piglets and calves!
Emjay


Posted Mar 8, 2015, 2:38 pm
And here are the mother cows.
Emjay


Posted Mar 8, 2015, 2:40 pm
A needle in a haystack  ;)
Emjay


Posted Mar 8, 2015, 2:41 pm
All of us!
Emjay


Posted Mar 8, 2015, 2:44 pm
These are the places I've been so far.

Bye again, mum!

your Suny
Emjay


Posted Mar 24, 2015, 8:37 am
Hi dear mum!

It's been a while, but here I am again!
I have two new friends: Possy & Crossy. Let me introduce them to you.
Emjay


Posted Mar 24, 2015, 8:43 am
Possy, Crossy and me visited a museum and factory: Royal Delft, where the famous Delft Blue ceramics are made.
It is situated in the middle of the quarter of the Technical University. So we first passed a few faculty buildings.
Emjay


Posted Mar 24, 2015, 8:45 am
This miniature appartment is constructed by the faculty of architecture. It could house a lot of TV's!
Emjay


Posted Mar 24, 2015, 8:46 am
This house has nothing to do with the university. It used to be the house of the mayor. We're close to the museum now.
Emjay


Posted Mar 24, 2015, 8:48 am
Here we are, in the impressive hall way.
Emjay


Posted Mar 24, 2015, 8:52 am
A few examples of ceramics
Emjay


Posted Mar 24, 2015, 8:55 am
This is the Vermeer room. As you may know, Vermeer was a Dutch painter. He lived in Delft. His painting "The Street of Vermeer" ("Het straatje van Vermeer") is recreated in Delft Blue. It looks a bit yellow in the picture, but it was really BLUE, mum!
Emjay


Posted Mar 24, 2015, 8:58 am
This is the famous tulip vase. Tulips used to be very expensive. In this vase you only had to put a few flowers and it looked impressive already!
Emjay


Posted Mar 24, 2015, 9:00 am
Possy, Crossy, me and former queen Beatrix.  :D
Emjay


Posted Mar 24, 2015, 9:02 am
This is awesome! Rembrandt's "Nightwatch" in Delft Blue!
Emjay


Posted Mar 24, 2015, 9:05 am
This is the mark you have to look for, if you want to be sure it's real Delft Blue ceramic you are buying! The other stuff is fake, but a lot cheaper  :p
Emjay


Posted Mar 24, 2015, 9:09 am
We have fun posing in a ceramic wooden shoe. And I met Miffy.
Emjay


Posted Mar 24, 2015, 9:14 am
Here we are in the factory. Everything is handcrafted. Even this large cow. We get to see a demonstration on film.
At first the ceramics are painted with black paint, but by baking it in the oven, it turns blue.
If you like to read more about the museum, click on this link: http://www.royaldelft.com/index.asp

I thought it was really interesting. Maybe I even bought you a souvenir...  ;)

Bye for now, mum.

Love,
your Suny
Emjay


Posted Apr 5, 2015, 4:52 pm
Hi mum!
Have a happy Easter!
Emjay


Posted Apr 5, 2015, 4:56 pm
Look, my veggies are beginning to grow!
Emjay


Posted Apr 5, 2015, 4:58 pm
Springflowers are growing all over Delft! I love the colour!
Emjay


Posted Apr 5, 2015, 4:59 pm
We visited Emjay's mum in hospital. She is recovering from a knee operation. Her room has a nice view over Delft. In the background you can see the towers of the Old Church and the New Church.

Well mum, I must go now! We're going to eat Easter eggs!

Love,
your Suny girl xxx
Emjay


Posted Apr 16, 2015, 6:50 pm
Hi dear mum!

It was such a sunny day that we decided to go to the beach. Near The Hague is a beach called "Kijkduin". It's nice and quiet. This is the characteristic light house.
Emjay


Posted Apr 16, 2015, 6:51 pm
On the Walk of Love people can place a tile with a message to a beloved person.
Emjay


Posted Apr 16, 2015, 6:52 pm
We go to the watch tower. It's not very high for a watch tower, but still we have a great view.
Emjay


Posted Apr 16, 2015, 6:54 pm
After a short walk through the dunes, we arrive at a hut entirely made outof driftwood and other stuff that was found on the beach.
Emjay


Posted Apr 16, 2015, 6:56 pm
At the shore.
Emjay


Posted Apr 16, 2015, 6:57 pm
This is what Dutch people like to eat: potatoe chips with mayonaise. Yuk!
Emjay


Posted Apr 16, 2015, 6:58 pm
This is more my kind of snack! What a great, sunny day! I hope it stays this way!

Bye, mum!

your sunny girl,
Suny
Emjay


Posted Apr 26, 2015, 12:41 pm
Hi dear mum!

We went to the theatre in Zoetermeer. It was a revival from a well known Dutch musical, from 50 years ago.
Emjay


Posted Apr 26, 2015, 12:43 pm
Behind me you can see the theatre. But first we had a nice dinner at "Old Pal".
Emjay


Posted Apr 26, 2015, 12:44 pm
We're in the audience now. Great seat!
Emjay


Posted Apr 26, 2015, 12:48 pm
Look, mum! I'm on stage!
The actress didn't like to share the stage with me. She was afraid I would out act her! But the two guys were friendly.
Emjay


Posted Apr 26, 2015, 12:50 pm
Wow, what a great expierence! Back home I'm reminissing and reading the programme.

Bye, mum!

your actress Suny
Emjay


Posted May 4, 2015, 6:45 pm
It's spring! I'm making a little tour through Emjay's garden.
Emjay


Posted May 4, 2015, 6:47 pm
The leaves are growing on the fig tree again. Emjay harvests 60 to 80 figs from this tree each year!
Emjay


Posted May 4, 2015, 6:50 pm
I love these small yellow flowers! In Dutch they are called "horse flower". I don't know why. Maybe horses like to eat them?
Emjay


Posted May 4, 2015, 6:51 pm
And this flower is called "frog flower"! Dutch people sure have funny names for fieldflowers!
Emjay


Posted May 4, 2015, 7:06 pm
And here's a flower for you, mum! It's called forget-me-not. Well, I won't forget you, mum!
Emjay


Posted May 4, 2015, 7:13 pm
It's a special holiday today: it's the birthday of King Willem Alexander. The flags hang out.
Emjay


Posted May 4, 2015, 7:16 pm
The city center is decorated with flags and orange guirlandes. A lot of people came to the center to listen to music, sit on a terrace, go to the fun fair or maybe buy cheap second hand stuff.
Emjay


Posted May 4, 2015, 7:19 pm
On this one day the inhabitants are allowed to sell second hand goods in the streets. It's like a gigantic carboot sale. Here are some of the stalls, along the canals.
Emjay


Posted May 4, 2015, 7:21 pm
We escape the hustle and bustle and visit this a quiet place with almshouses.
Emjay


Posted May 4, 2015, 7:25 pm
Leaving the city center, we pass this richly decorated house. A friend of Emjay used to live here.
It was fun to experience this Dutch tradition!
Emjay


Posted May 4, 2015, 7:28 pm
Today the flags are out again. But... they are halfway down. Today it's remembrance day for the people who lost their lives in World War II and all wars since then. Emjay lives in the resistance quadrant. All streets bare the names of resistance heroes.
Emjay


Posted May 4, 2015, 7:29 pm
This statue is symbolic for freedom. On the base it says: "Their lives for our freedom"
Emjay


Posted May 4, 2015, 7:36 pm
On television we watch the national remembrance at the Dam Square in Amsterdam. King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima place a wreath and there's a two minute silence. It was impressive to see.
Emjay


Posted May 8, 2015, 6:51 pm
Today the flag is out AGAIN! But now it's in celebration and not half way down. Today is "Bevrijdingsdag", to celebrate the ending of World War II, 70 years ago. And also to celebrate freedom. The wind was blowing fiercely. The flag of Emjay's neigbours was twisted around the pole.
Emjay


Posted May 8, 2015, 6:54 pm
Kids are free from school and adults are free from work today, at "Bevrijdingsdag". Emjay takes me to a garden center in Pijnacker.
Emjay


Posted May 8, 2015, 6:55 pm
This is one of Emjay's favorite plants. She had one in the garden, but it didn't survive.
Emjay


Posted May 8, 2015, 7:00 pm
They're not only selling plants and flowers, but also garden ornaments, small animals, animal food, kicthen ware and what not!
Emjay


Posted May 8, 2015, 7:02 pm
Oof, I have to lay down for a while!
Emjay


Posted May 8, 2015, 7:03 pm
I know, it's a "cat's home". But it will make a nice home for a ToyVoyager as well!
Emjay


Posted May 8, 2015, 7:04 pm
Yammy, what a nice cake! I ate it all, mum!
Emjay


Posted May 8, 2015, 7:07 pm
Look, it's a banana tree! Well, a miniature one.
Emjay


Posted May 8, 2015, 7:09 pm
As we were leaving the garden center, I suddenly saw a member of my family! He has even larger eyes than me!

Bye for now, mum!

Love,
Suny

Emjay


Posted May 25, 2015, 10:27 am
Hi mum!

We all watched Eurovision Songcontest. I supported Germany, off course. But... Germany got zero points! I don't understand, it was such a nice song  :(
Emjay


Posted May 25, 2015, 10:33 am
As you know, I've taken up gardening. My last crop failed. But now I'm growing herbs. That's more my thing, I guess  :D
Emjay


Posted May 25, 2015, 10:39 am
There are some lovely smelling flowers in the garden. The lavender is not even in bloom yet, but it's smelling already!

That's it for now, mum. Nothing exciting has happened, but life doesn't need to be exciting all the time, don't you think?

Big hug,

Suny
Emjay


Posted May 31, 2015, 11:45 am
Hi mum!

Yay! We're going to the garden center again! This time we're going by bike. Dutchy the Lion is joining me.
When you have very good eyes, you can see Rotterdam between the two trees.
Emjay


Posted May 31, 2015, 11:48 am
A Dutch polder landscape.
Emjay


Posted May 31, 2015, 11:50 am
Did you ever see a cucumber machine? Well, this is one! We put in 50 cents and got a nice fresh cucumber.
Emjay


Posted May 31, 2015, 11:51 am
Here we are at the garden center. I show Dutchy around and we stop for a while near the Talking Tree.
Emjay


Posted May 31, 2015, 11:52 am
I'm completely zen now...
Emjay


Posted May 31, 2015, 11:54 am
Well, zen or not: I can't wait to use my new garden tools! So when we got home, I went to work in my herb garden.
Emjay


Posted May 31, 2015, 11:55 am
I planted parsley ("peterselie" in Dutch). Afterwards I had a well earned rest on my new garden chair!
Emjay


Posted May 31, 2015, 12:00 pm
This is what we made of some chives ("bieslook"): herb butter. We already tasted some!

Emjay


Posted May 31, 2015, 12:02 pm
Next day Dutchy said goodbye to us. He's going to Germany and his hostmum RikeHH will take him to Canada! Wow, that's a long distance!
Bye, bye, Dutchy. Hope to see you again some day.

And bye to you too, mum.

Love,
Suny

p.s. I almost forgot to tell you: there's a new TV on his way! I'm curious who it can be.

Emjay


Posted Jun 4, 2015, 10:38 am
Hi mum!

How are you? I'm fine! I got an invitation to come to Beijing. How exciting! And today I met a new TV. He's also from Germany. His name is PieksiHH.
I opened the envelope for him.
Emjay


Posted Jun 4, 2015, 10:41 am
I had a nice chat with him, sitting on my new garden chair. When I travel on, I will leave my garden set here. It's to heavy to take it with me and other TV's can have fun with it.

Bye for now, mum! I'm enjoying the sunny weather.  B)

Love,

Suny
Emjay


Posted Jun 11, 2015, 7:33 pm
Hi mum!

My new friend PieksiHH and I made herb butter today. We put the butter in a bowl and then we have to stir firmly. Oof, it's hard work!
Emjay


Posted Jun 11, 2015, 7:34 pm
We got some nice sprigs of chives from the garden.
Emjay


Posted Jun 11, 2015, 7:35 pm
I cut the chives into tiny pieces. Pfoo! I'm glad that I'm such a strong girl!
Emjay


Posted Jun 11, 2015, 7:36 pm
We add a good pinch of seasalt mixed with pepper.
Emjay


Posted Jun 11, 2015, 7:37 pm
Let's taste if it needs anything else. Well, it could do with a little more salt.
Emjay


Posted Jun 11, 2015, 7:37 pm
Pieksi and me sat on the rim of the bowl and suddenly...
Emjay


Posted Jun 11, 2015, 7:39 pm
I fell in!!! We had a good laugh about it!
You know, in Dutch there's a saying: "Ze viel met haar neus in de boter"(= she fell with her nose in the butter), meaning you are lucky!
Emjay


Posted Jun 11, 2015, 7:40 pm
After I was cleaned up Emjay had a surprise for us: a platter full of French bread with our own herb butter! Yummy!  :p
Emjay


Posted Jun 11, 2015, 7:43 pm
Later on we sat in the garden. Mammolino (Emjay's tomcat) was suddenly very interested in me! I guess he smelled the butter!  :D

Tomorrow I'm leaving for Beijing, mum! It's very exciting. I bet I can't sleep tonight! Emjay told me I'm going to a very nice host.
I'll keep in touch, mum!

Love,
Suny
goomymia


Posted Sep 30, 2015, 10:03 am
After around 43 hours train I finally arrived in Lhasa!!!
It was 3757m in total, and I do feel a bit altitude sick.. :thinking:
I saw the magnificent Potala Palace, which is the highest building in Lhasa.
Someone was so eager to visit local postoffice, and then we took a stroll around Potala Palace. :rolleyes:
goomymia


Posted Oct 25, 2015, 3:16 am

We went to the Olympic Park today! I didn't feel very good at the beginning because the weather was gloomy :(
BUT WE HAD A TOPNOTCH DINNER!!! I become a big fan of Hong Kong food immediately..:cyclops:
       

goomymia


Posted Oct 26, 2015, 1:14 am

Wandering aroung Barkhor Street where is the most popular local shopping area, we visited the famous Jokhang, here are some infomation: ;)

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The Jokhang is located on Barkhor Square in Lhasa, the capital city of the country of Tibet. For most Tibetans it is the most sacred and important temple in Tibet. It is in some regards pan-sectarian, but is controlled by the Gelug school. The temple's architectural style is a mixture of Indian vihara design, Tibetan, and Nepalese design.

The Jokhang was founded during the reign of king Songtsän Gampo. According to tradition, the temple was built for the two brides of the king, Princess Wencheng of the Chinese Tang dynasty and Princess Bhrikuti of Nepal. Both wives are said to have brought important Buddhist statues and images from China and Nepal to Tibet as part of their dowries, and they were housed here. Initially, many Nepalese artists worked to construct this temple.

       

goomymia


Posted Oct 27, 2015, 7:57 am

The bus in Lhasa looks exactly the same as in Beijing, except they use both Chinese and Tibatan to give the information of next stop.
We were just going to explore a little bit of the old town, surprisely found that the Exquisite Exhibition of the Second China Thangka was hold in a historic yard!!! :cyclops:

Fancy the lovely tea house which is located in an old temple, have a cup of sweet buttered tea and enjoy your fresh day. ;)


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A thangka, variously spelt as tangka, thanka or tanka is a Tibetan Buddhist painting on cotton, or silk appliqué, usually depicting a Buddhist deity, scene, or mandala. Thangkas are traditionally kept unframed and rolled up when not on display, mounted on a textile backing somewhat in the style of Chinese scroll paintings, with a further silk cover on the front. So treated, thangkas can last a long time, but because of their delicate nature, they have to be kept in dry places where moisture will not affect the quality of the silk. Most thankas are relatively small, comparable in size to a Western half-length portrait, but some are extremely large, several metres in each dimension; these were designed to be displayed, typically for very brief periods on a monastery wall, as part of religious festivals. Most thankas were intended for personal meditation or instruction of monastic students. They often have elaborate compositions including many very small figures. A central "deity" is often surrounded by other identified figures in a symmetrical composition. Narrative scenes are less common, but do appear.

Thangka serve as important teaching tools depicting the life of the Buddha, various influential lamas and other deities and bodhisattvas. One subject is The Wheel of Life (Bhavachakra), which is a visual representation of the Abhidharma teachings (Art of Enlightenment). The term may sometimes be used of works in other media than painting, including reliefs in metal and woodblock prints. Today printed reproductions at poster size of painted thangka are commonly used for devotional as well as decorative purposes. Many thangka were produced in sets, though they have often subsequently become separated.

Thangka perform several different functions. Images of deities can be used as teaching tools when depicting the life (or lives) of the Buddha, describing historical events concerning important Lamas, or retelling myths associated with other deities. Devotional images act as the centerpiece during a ritual or ceremony and are often used as mediums through which one can offer prayers or make requests. Overall, and perhaps most importantly, religious art is used as a meditation tool to help bring one further down the path to enlightenment. The Buddhist Vajrayana practitioner uses a thanga image of their yidam, or meditation deity, as a guide, by visualizing "themselves as being that deity, thereby internalizing the Buddha qualities" Thangkas hang on or beside altars, and may be hung in the bedrooms or offices of monks and other devotees.




goomymia


Posted Oct 30, 2015, 2:30 am


We found that the moon was really bright and clear last night, so we planned a tiny small walking trip along the river in this afternoon, ummm actually during the lunch break.

Look how blue the sky was!!! :)
Passing through the gate of Mia's work place, we saw the Military Museum, went on to the cross roads on the west, the not that tall architecture is the old CCTV building, most people might know the new one which is located in CBD, also well-known for its pants-shape appearence. Followed by the Chinese Century Altar, a photo exhibition was held inside. Oh that was Vivisn Maier...
We finally arrived to the river bank, the river itself looks bluer because of the sky. Mia said the metal bridge reminded her of Tyne Bridge, do you think they look similar?

The under the bridge picture was under the 3rd ring road of Beijing;)



goomymia


Posted Nov 22, 2015, 4:17 am

It's snowing!!!
Yesterday was just raining, and this is not technically the first snow, last snow was in the morning a couple of days ago. I wound say it was a pretty heavy snow but they melted away in a second when touched the ground... :(

The point is Mia ordered PIZZA! :rolleyes:
Because our host is trying to be a vegetarian again, yes she failed a few times before and now she is trying to do it again, to be a semi-vegetarian.
We can't wait to see what pizza it is!!!
....
Ummmm, Garden Special with Big Catch!!! Yum!!!

goomymia


Posted Dec 22, 2015, 2:50 am

Beijing issued Red alert for smog..
Suspend classes in all elementary and middle schools, kindergartens and extracurricular training schools;cars are allowed on the roads on alternating days depending on the odd or even numbers of their license plates;outdoor operations of construction sites are banned and some industrial plants are required to limit or stop production.
BUT NOTHING CAN STOP US EXPLORING THE CITY!!! :mad:
The photos are not that perfect tho, the bird's eye view of the Forbidden City should be like the bottom picture...ok I admite that picture was over PSed.


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Jingshan Park is a public park covering 23 hectares (57 acres) immediately north of the Forbidden City in Beijing, China.[1] The focal point is the artificial hill Jingshan, literally "Prospect Hill". Formerly a private imperial garden attached to the grounds of the Forbidden City, the grounds were opened to the public in 1928.[4] The park was formally established in 1949. It is listed as a Key State Park and is administratively part of both Xicheng and the Dongcheng districts in downtown Beijing.
Jingshan's history dates to the Liao and Jin Dynasties, almost a thousand years ago.[5] The 45.7-meter (150 ft) high artificial hill was constructed in the Yongle era of the Ming Dynasty entirely from the soil excavated in forming the moats of the Imperial Palace and nearby canals. It is especially impressive when one considers that all of this material was moved only by manual labor and animal power. Jingshan consists of five individual peaks, and on the top of each peak there lies an elaborate pavilion. These pavilions were used by officials for gathering and leisure purposes. These five peaks also draw the approximate historical axis of central Beijing.

The dictates of Feng Shui long praised tombs and residences sited south of a nearby hill, serving to channel both harmful yin and cold northern winds. With Jinshan serving that purpose, it gained the name Feng Shui Hill. It is also well known to locals as Coal Hill, from an old rumor that the emperors kept a hidden stash in the park. The last emperor of the Ming Dynasty, Chongzhen, committed suicide by hanging himself here in 1644.



goomymia


Posted Feb 24, 2016, 6:56 am
Today I went to the CBD and Tiananmen Square. Did you see the skyscraper in the  photo below? It's China World Summit Wing which is 330m high, what a wired name! Ok it looks shorter in the photo, maybe I should learn some new photography tricks..
Well, perhaps I just need to move a bit closer next time. The buildings are always there standing still, but they truly give me different feelings in deferent seasons.
:thinking:
goomymia


Posted Feb 24, 2016, 7:28 am
Here is Krabi!!! Thailand!!!! :cyclops:
Krabi Town is the main town in the province of Krabi on the west coast of southern Thailand at the mouth of the Krabi River where it empties in Phang Nga Bay. As of 2010 the town had a population of 52,867. The town is the capital of Krabi Province and Krabi District. Tourism is an important industry. Krabi is 783 km south of Bangkok by road.
There are so many nice bars along the beach, let's have some drinks!!! :p
goomymia


Posted Feb 24, 2016, 9:06 am
Here are some photos I took on Qianmen Street. Did you see the memorial archway?:rolleyes:
The tablet on it reads 'Zhengyangqiao', qiao means bridge.
People come here to buy souvenirs, clothes, jewelry.
On this street you can find most of Beijing food you've heard.
Like Beijing Duck, Beijing Noodles...and all kinds of snacks!
goomymia


Posted Mar 7, 2016, 1:12 am
Hi folks,

Today I took a stroll on Wangfujing Snack Street, well-known for its street food, especially for some creepy food.. :o

The wangfujing Snack street has been hailed as one of the most exotic dinning locations in Beijing, boasting a wide range unusual cuisine including fried insects, scorpions, sea stars, seahorses, silk worms, and centipedes. (I didn't see silk worms this time..ewww)


goomymia


Posted Mar 10, 2016, 3:17 am

Dear mum,

Today I visited Badachu Park. I saw a fab statue when I was walking through the red wooden gate. He is the god of longevity.  :rolleyes:

You see the tower in the photo? That is a Relic Stupa, which holds Buddha's relic. I guess it must be a very holy building, although I don't know much about Buddha. Ummmm..it seems that the photo I took is not clear. Don't worry I will definitely come closer to have a look at the tower. Oh yes when we passed through the long bridge, I noticed there were so many brown spots up there on the trees, then I relized they were all monkeys! You know this year is the Monkey Year, IT IS MY YEAR!!...monkey is very popular among all 12 Chinese Zodiac.

Here we got many ice-sugar gourds, a kind of snack made of fruits like hawthorns, sometimes even strawberries.

Bada Chu it's a buddhist site so we can find many beautiful sculptures about Buddha here. More than that, there is a wall with full of exquisite relief on it, it's a kind of sculpture. The relief is actually much more beautiful than they look in the photo we took, and they tell Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety which is a classic text of Confucian filial piety written by Guo Jujing during the Yuan dynasty. Did you see the buffalos behind us? I seems to have seen them wagging their tails!
Finally It's hiking time!!!Cant' wait!!!!!
  :cyclops:


goomymia


Posted Jul 15, 2016, 9:59 am
Look who I met in the parking lot! Oh oh I know you love me haha stop, people're watching..
I got an invitation to visit the States! Bye China! I'll miss you. Hi, San Diego!
And befor my departure, I should give my lovely friend a hug, he is only 8 months.
I'll see you again when you grow up into a big guy. :)
judygreeneyes
hante.judy@hotmail.com

Posted Dec 19, 2016, 10:46 pm
Hola from San Diego! 

I want to say a big "thank you" to my hosts in Beijing!  I had a wonderful visit and saw so many places.  My new host Judy says that she has visited China about 30 times from 2002 to 2010 for business.  She has been in very many cities and factories, from Beijing to Shenzhen.  Her favorites places were the Great Wall at Mutianyu, the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square in Beijing, West Lake and the Shangri-La Hotel in Hangzhou, and the amazing Terra Cotta Warriors in Xi'an.  She says to tell you that she ate silk worms one time in Korea :p She made many good friends in China and wants to say 谢谢 to you for sending me. 


I have made friends with the family pets, Moishe and Noodgie.  They are small dogs, but very much larger than me.  They seem to be kind and gentle and only wanted to sniff me.  I hope they will not try to eat me!  I had a fun time with my dog friend in China  :cyclops:

Judy has taken many photos of me but has been working too hard for a few months.  Now she has a vacation and will post many photos of my time in California and also our vacation in Florida.

judygreeneyes
hante.judy@hotmail.com

Posted Dec 20, 2016, 1:41 am
[code]I met some other TV's here in San Diego.  These new friends are Hansi Hu and Kelev.  Kelev is from San Diego.  Hansi Hu is originally from Germany and has travelled many places.[img]null[/img]
judygreeneyes
hante.judy@hotmail.com

Posted Jun 16, 2017, 7:08 am
With some other TV's, we had a picnic around the jacuzzi.  We had summer fruits like nectarines and also pistachio nuts and dates and some cheese also.  Pistachios and dates are grown in California.  :D
judygreeneyes
hante.judy@hotmail.com

Posted Jun 16, 2017, 7:21 am
With TV's Hansi Hu and Kelev we met Judy's granddaughter Layla.  Layla also introduced us to her friend, a little bear named "Bee-Bai".  She would miss him too much if he went traveling.
judygreeneyes
hante.judy@hotmail.com

Posted Jun 16, 2017, 7:28 am
Here is my new friend Layla.  She is so nice and really had fun playing with us.  I liked her hat   :cyclops: :cyclops: :cyclops:
judygreeneyes
hante.judy@hotmail.com

Posted Jun 16, 2017, 8:29 am
Judy and her family go on vacation to Sanibel Island every summer.  It is in the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of southwest Florida.  It is very small island that has beautiful beaches.  Most of the island is a nature preserve.  There are alligators on the island, plus turtles, crabs, raccoons, roseate spoonbills (large pink birds), herons, cranes, and pelicans.  The beaches are great places to find shells, including many shells that still have their owners living inside (we leave those in the ocean).  It was especially interesting see a Florida Fighting Conch, a pretty shell with a sea snail inside that moves by sticking out a big "foot" and pushing hard against the ground.  The shells are so pretty!!!
judygreeneyes
hante.judy@hotmail.com

Posted Jun 16, 2017, 8:32 am
I'm in front of a map of the area of Sanibel Island in southwest Florida!  :)
judygreeneyes
hante.judy@hotmail.com

Posted Jun 16, 2017, 8:35 am
More Sanibel Island, a close up picture of me with the map.
judygreeneyes
hante.judy@hotmail.com

Posted Jul 3, 2017, 8:00 am
On Sanibel Island we ate breakfast as the Sanibel Cafe.  One thing that is very interesting about this cafe is that the tables all have sea shell displays under glass, of shells that are very old and fossilized.  Someone has made beautiful designs out of the shells.  Each table's design is different. 

The waffles and grits are awfully good also.  I ate my first bowl of grits!!  Grits are a food made from corn that is ground into a coarse meal and then boiled to make a hot cereal.  Instead of adding sugar, like people do with oatmeal or cream of wheat, usually salt, pepper, and butter are added to grits. Grits originated in the southern USA.  Judy remembers eating them with her dad when she was growing up in Miami, Florida.  Grits are also popular mixed with cheddar cheese and eaten for dinner with shrimp.   B)
judygreeneyes
hante.judy@hotmail.com

Posted Jul 3, 2017, 8:04 am
I met some toy pelicans!  There are many Brown Pelicans flying along the water in Sanibel.  Judy would like to be a Florida Brown Pelican in her next life :rolleyes:
judygreeneyes
hante.judy@hotmail.com

Posted Jul 3, 2017, 8:11 am
We had dinner at a place called Rosie's.  It is famous for lots of fresh seafood like shrimp, clams, grouper, and scallops.  The menu is very large, so everyone can find something they like.  There are murals all over the walls of the sea life in the Gulf of Mexico.
judygreeneyes
hante.judy@hotmail.com

Posted Jul 3, 2017, 8:42 am
In Sanibel we spent most of our time at the pool or in the Gulf of Mexico.  In one of these pictures I am sitting in a chair by the pool.  In the other picture I am in the lanai (the screened balcony of our condo) and you can see the Gulf of Mexico in the background, and you can also see me in front of the condo.

I met a few live Florida Fighting Conchs.  They are not so friendly and are always trying to move away by sticking out a big foot to make their shell roll.  We only talked for a few minutes before Judy took them back to their home in the warm water of the Gulf.
judygreeneyes
hante.judy@hotmail.com

Posted Jul 3, 2017, 9:25 am
At home in San Diego, Hansi Hu and I are being artistic and painting with Judy's granddaughters.
judygreeneyes
hante.judy@hotmail.com

Posted Jul 3, 2017, 10:06 am
We went to the Open Air Theater at San Diego State University to a concert of Counting Crows and Rob Thomas (from the band Matchbox Twenty).  Judy likes Rob Thomas best.  Her husband Steve likes Counting Crows best.  Hansi Hu and I just had fun being at an outdoor concert.   :thinking:
judygreeneyes
hante.judy@hotmail.com

Posted Nov 13, 2017, 12:12 am
I played with Hansi Hu and Kelev out by the swimming pool and also had some fun with Judy's granddaughter Layla.  I love her funny hat!  :cyclops:  We did some painting with water colors without getting too messy :rolleyes:

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