Little Dragon, Geislingen an der Steige, Germany


Posted Jul 14, 2012, 10:34 am
I'm the youngest of the children but i'm the first who will start to travel!!!!!
But I'm going to tell you more abiut me very soon :rolleyes:

Posted Jul 15, 2012, 2:39 pm
Hallo all.
I'm Little Dragon I'm the youngest Dragon of the Family. My mum was a birthday present and me and my siblings were told to be Toyvoyagers. But.. what's this I asked. I'm a little bit shy and so I was doubtful about my new situation.

It was unnecessary now I know. We got a fluffy blanket to sleep. And because my sister and brother were with me and had no fear. Mandrara is a nice mum for us and our mummy Imodra always looks after us.

There are a lots of soft toys at our new home because Mandrara has two little children and at it's best the kids tried to take us to their room to snuggle with us and show us there toys. But I did'nt have the heart to do this and stayed with mum.

Posted Jul 15, 2012, 2:55 pm
And then I found a friend! "Zeitgeist" he is the TV of Mandraras man and he is old as we dragons are and wise and he is full of mischief, like me.
Me and my friend "Zeitgeist"

At the End of may Mandrara invited friends to a party. People where singing or they believed they do... But for us it was funny. A lots of other TV's come to visit us. and we all together watched the " Eurovison Song Contest"
At the fiorst time I was so shy that I climbed on mums head and hide from the others. But then I noticed that all of them where friendly and at least I shared my meal with two others
I was so proud of myself at the End of the day.

Posted Jul 15, 2012, 3:03 pm
Hi it's me again!
A few days after the party mum invited to a gaming night and also a lots of Tv's came. For us it was nice because we need to wait for our passports bevor we could start traveling.
But we practise traveling as you can see. Maybe not the way we're going to travel in future but for the moment it was ok.

Or we played in Clans! For sure I played with my brother and sister because Mandraras friend has a lots of guests and I don't know all of them. So my family I know.


Posted Jul 15, 2012, 3:14 pm
And then our passports arrieved. I don't know if I'm happy because thats means that I need to stay alone with others I don't know. But maybe I find new friends!!!

At the first time, all of us who needs a passport sit around the envelope and take a look at the Togs.

After that mum, her man and a friend search for the right passport for everyone of us,

After getting my passport Mandrara told me, not to be afraid to travel around the world. And to have an easy start Mandraras friend  took me with her to the USA for holiday. Thats my first journey at all. I hope I will not being homesick because of my mum Imodra and Mandrara because we are pols apart, but I think Mandraras friend will guyed me and watch after me. I'm a happy and a little bit nervous maybe you can understand why! BUT I'm the youngest but the first who start traveling! I'm proud ;)

Posted Jul 22, 2012, 6:36 am
Hello Mummy and Mum Mandrara.

First I was a little bit insecure, when I was thinking of leaving home to visit America. But I had a long chat yesterday with the other TVs who will also travel and now I am happy that I could travel. Snowball promised me, to have a look after me when something will frighten me.
Very early in the morning we arrived at the Airport in Düsseldorf. Purple Tentacle guided us through the airport to the waiting area. We followed him around till we could see the airplanes. They were really huge.

On our flight from Düsseldorf to London were so many clouds, that we couldn’t see much out of the window. But I can tell you it was a strange feeling to fly in an airplane and not by myself.

After a short flight from just one and a half hours we arrived at T5 in London. This is a really cool terminal here. Now we had to wait 4 hours before our next flight to San Francisco will start. The airplanes here were much bigger than the one we took before. They look just a little scary to me.

While we waited for our flight we found this nice bear in front of the Harrods shop and this beautiful butterfly’s. I wished I could bring one of it home to you.

Then our long flight began. We will be on the Airplane for over 10 hours, before we reach San Francisco. I hope these hours will go on fast. Here we were flying over Greenland. Before we could see the land there was a long while only ice to see.

Time to drink some coke. I shared mine with Hase.

Here you can see our flight route.

To kill some time. We had the idea to watching the movie “the Lorax”

Finally we arrived at San Francisco. Here I am standing on the union square. First it was really scary, because here were so many people, but then it was ok because the others were at my site.

We were so tired from the long flight that we went to bed very early. But tomorrow we will go and discover San Francisco.

Good night Mum

Posted Jul 23, 2012, 6:37 am
Good morning Mum and Mandrara.

Today is our first real day here in America. I am so happy about it. After a great breakfast we started our tour on the union square. Look we found these cool looking hearts on every corner of the square.

Before we could start our trip to fishermen’s wharf, we had to buy some water for the day. I think it would be a long day without something to drink. On our way to the supermarket, I saw this cool looking house.

Then we went to the cable car station. I was so happy that we will ride on these famous cars. Unfortunately it was so full on the cable car, that we couldn’t take a photo from our tour. But I promise we will take a picture of the cable car later. It was so full that I was scared in the first moment, but after a while it was ok for me and I had fun.
We went off at the Lombard Street. This is a very famous street because this street has very tight turns from the top to the end.

We decided to walk the rest of the way to Fishermen’s wharf. On our way we climbed up a small hill, from which we had a wonderful view down to Alcatraz. The others told me that many years ago, there were special prisoners arrested on this island.

We also saw this old fire truck. You could make a tour over the Golden gate bridge with this car, but we didn’t want to ride on it.

Finally we arrived at Fishermen’s wharf. Here we saw a lot of shops and it was full of people. It was really cool here.

We went down the pier, to have a look over the bay. From here we had a look at the Golden gate bridge at the end of the bay and we saw this see lions relaxing in the sun.

On our walk around the pier, we went into a Ship museum. The first ship was an old paddle wheel steamer. And on this ship we could see a lot of old cars. It was really cool.

Then we went onto the next ship. It was a beautiful old sailing ship. In the bottom of the ship we could see, a lot of things out of the history of the ship. What it has loaded and how the crew cabins looked like.

After that it was time to go back to the hotel. But before I forget it, here is the picture of the Cable Car I had promised.

See you tomorrow.

Posted Jul 25, 2012, 5:00 am
Good morning Mum and Mandrara.

Today is our second and last day here in San Francisco, because tomorrow we will travel on to the Yosemite National Park. But I don’t want to talk about tomorrow, because we have planned a lot for today.
After our breakfast, we started our tour at Fishermen’s wharf again. From there we planned to walk to the Golden gate bridge. I am so happy that I will walk on this amazing bridge.
On our way to the bridge, we walked along the beach. Isn’t the view great from here? I could see Alcatraz and far far away the bridge.

After a long way from an hour we are very close to the bridge. I am so excited about it and the weather is so unbelievable nice today.

On the bottom of the bridge we arrived at an old Fort. Fort Point was build 1794 and was completed just before the American Civil War, to defend San Francisco Bay against hostile warships. The fort is now protected as Fort Point National Historic Site, a United States National Historic Site administered by the National Park Service as a unit of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
We looked around the fort and then climbed up the stairs to the top, to have a look around from the top.

It was cool to look around the fort, but now it is time to move on to the bridge. But wait beneath the fort we found these interesting looking sign. A friendly old man, told us about the story behind this sign. Hopper is a true San Francisco hero. He is one of the many Golden gate bridge’s iron workers that not only risk their life each day maintaining this beautiful bridge, but volunteer to save the lives of lost souls attempting to end their lives jumping off the bridge. He saved 30 people in the time he was working at the bridge.
When he noticed that waterfront joggers have a ritual of touching the fence at the dead-end of the sidewalk next to Fort Point, he had the bridge's sign painter make a sign with two handprints on it, and another sign with two dog paws, because one woman had her dog touch the fence.
Now everybody is touching this sign. We also touched it, before we went the way back to climb up to the bridge.

Mum I am standing on the Golden gate bridge. I am so happy and the view over San Francisco is so beautiful. But it was a little bit too windy here for me.

After the bridge we walked on to the National cemetery. It was very impressive to see all this graves. We saw graves from people who fought in more than one war and survived them. And we saw a grave from a person who got the Medal of Honor.

Before we went back to the hotel we made a short stop at the Palace of fine arts. This place was very special, because you had the feeling like you were in Greece.

It was a wonderful day here in San Francisco. I will always have beautiful memories of this city. But I am also excited to see the next stop on our tour through America tomorrow.

So good night and see you tomorrow.

Posted Jul 30, 2012, 1:47 pm
Good morning Mum and Mandrara.

Today we were driving to the Yosemite National Park. There we will stay two days, before we will travel on to Death Valley.
Here I can show you our car, we rent for our trip. Isn’t it huge?

We were sitting comfortable on the backseat.

On our way to the park, we saw this pretty lake and this cool view when we were making some breaks. But it was so hot outside that we didn’t left the car for too long.

After approx. four hours we finally arrived at the Park. The first thing we saw here was a forest from burned trees and bushes.  It was really strange to see something like this.

We took the chance and climbed down a small hill, to have a first view over the park.

Unfortunately we had to climb up the hill again, to go back to the car.

After a while we arrived at Curry Village. Here you can see our cabin for the next two days. In front of the cabin stands a bear box. There we had to put all our food and shower stuff in, so that the bears won’t get them.

Then we decided to use the time to walk to the Mirror Lake, to see the Sunset there. On our way we walked along the Visitor Centre.

It was a long walk, but it was nice because we had a nice view around us.

Then we arrived at the Lake, just right for the Sunrise. Unfortunately there wasn’t much water at the lake, so we haven’t the feeling of a mirror. But it was I nice Sunset.

Next to the Lake we saw these cool towers.

After the sun set of, it was quickly getting dark. And because we were afraid of bears and mountain lions we quickly went back to Curry Village.
It was a long day and I am really tired. So good night and see you tomorrow.

Posted Aug 3, 2012, 11:15 pm
Good Morning Mum and Mandrara.

Today the weather was a little bit rainy in the morning, so we decided to visit the Mariposa Grove. There we could see the giant sequoias. It was really cool to see these huge trees. We learned that these trees don’t die from age, after thousands of years they easily fall over because they get too heavy.

And not only were the trees themselves giant, their fir cone were also very huge.

In the Forest we found this cool rock.

From the Forest we drove to Glacier point. When we arrived there the rain had stopped and the sun came out. From the viewpoint we had a great view over the park.

Glacier point lies 7214ft / 2199m over the sea-level. It was very windy so high above, so we were hiding behind these rocks to get some break.

After our short break it was time for us, to move on to the Tunnel View. Doesn’t this view is really fantastic?

In the evening we planned to walk to the Yosemite Falls. On our way we stopped at this lake to swim a little bit. But the water was so cold for us, so we only hold our feed into the water.

After a while we moved on, but then we stopped because we saw this Mule deer. It is so cool.

And near the Mule deer we saw a real Black Bear. First it was scary, but then we saw the Park rangers and we started to relax. We were really sorry when we heard that the bear was hurt. We hope that the Rangers could help him.

It took a while but finally we arrived at the Yosemite Falls. They were cool, but I think in spring they were much more amazing.

Because the river bed was mostly desiccated we were brave and climbed through it to come nearer to the waterfall. It wasn’t easy but it made a lot of fun.

On our way back to Curry Village we decided to take the bus again. But we had to wait a little bit for it.

Tomorrow we will move on to the Death Valley. It will take a while before we will get there. So we had to stand up very early. Because of that I want to get enough sleep.

So good night

Posted Aug 5, 2012, 1:27 pm
Good Morning Mum and Mandrara.

Today we will move on to the Death Valley. Shilo told us, that Death Valley is a desert and that it will be very hot there. Luckily we have air condition in our car.
But before we left, we had breakfast. In front of the dining room we saw this black bear and we wanted to ride on it.

Outside we saw a lot of squirrel. They were playing around and searching for something to eat.

Then it was time to say goodbye to the beautiful Yosemite National Park. I had a great time here.

On our way to the valley we stopped at this wonderful mountain lake. It was so beautiful here.

Later we stopped at another lake. This one was a lot bigger than the other and is called Mono Lake

Here I am standing at the Padre Crowley Point. It is the memorial of the padre of the Desert.

After six hours we finally arrived at our hotel in Death Valley.

It is so hot outside that we didn’t want to stay outside too long. So we took the chance that the hotel had a pool and went swimming. It was a strange feeling to swim in a pool and have a look over the desert from there.
We went out of the pool when the sun was going under. Even then it was very hot outside, but we wanted to take some sunset photos.

On our way to the restaurant we saw this old fire truck.

It was cool to see Death Valley, but I am very happy that we only stay here for one night.

Posted Aug 5, 2012, 11:22 pm
Hello Mum and Mandrara.

Today we stood up very early because we wanted to leave the Valley before it’s getting too hot. But even at 9 o’clock in the morning we have still around 100 °F / 38°C.
I am happy that we will leave here and hope that it will be a little bit cooler at the Grand Canyon. But before we will get there, we have a long journey from around 6 hours today.
Good bye Death Valley.

On our tour we were looking out of the window. It seems like the road will end at the horizon.

It was so hot outside and there were so many hills, that we had to make a break to give the brakes on our car the chance to cool down a little bit. Far away we could see a river.

Oh no, on the horizon the sky is getting very dark. Some minutes later it was raining very strong and we couldn’t see much from the road.

After 6 hours we finally arrived at our hotel near the Grand Canyon. When we opened the door to our room we were really surprised. It was not only a normal hotel room, it was a suite. So we started to explore our suite. We found a kitchen, a living room and the bed room.

But it was too early to go to bed, so we drove to the Grand Canyon and watched the sunset there. It was really beautiful.

It was a long day for us, but I am happy to see more from the Grand Canyon tomorrow.
So good night.

Posted Aug 8, 2012, 10:24 pm
Good morning Mum and Mandrara.

I have slept very well last night; the bed in our suite was very comfortable. But we had to stand up early, like the days before. Today we were planning to visit the Grand Canyon again and at noon we want to move on to Page.
So let’s start. Right after our breakfast we checked out of the hotel and drove to the Canyon. On our way to the Canyon we stopped in front of the National Forest because we saw this cool bear. His name is Smokey and he helps the Park Rangers to prevent the forest from fire.

Then we arrived at the Canyon. We started our tour at the Village Route Transfer.

From there we took the shuttle-bus to the Trailview Overlook. Because the weather was so beautiful we decided to walk to the next Viewpoints. We walked to the Maricopa Point, Powell Point and Hopi Point. It was a distance from 1,5 miles / 2,4 km. It was getting so hot while we walked around that we decided to take the shuttle to the Mohave Point.

Then it was time to move on to Page. On our way we stopped at the Desert View. Here you can see the cool Watchtower.

Before we left the National park, we stopped again to say good bye. From this site the Canyon looks less impressive then from the viewpoints. But it was a great time here.

Yeah we finally arrived at Page. Tomorrow we want to visit the Antelope Canyon, but today we only want to relax a bit. So we drove down to Lake Powell near our hotel and enjoyed the beautiful sunset.

Posted Aug 12, 2012, 3:30 pm
Hello Mum and Mandrara.

This is our eighth day here in America and I am just a little bit tired at the moment and the others seem to be a little tired too.

In the noon we want to visit the Antelope Canyon here in Page. Because we have some time till then, we went to Lake Powel again.
We climbed around the rocks and after that I could relax at the water and swim a little bit. The water was crystal clear and very refreshing, with the heat outside.

On our way to the canyon we stopped at the Horseshoe bend. Look Mum the Colorado River looks like a horseshoe here.  I was too scared to go nearer to the edge, to have a better look at the river.

Then we moved on to the Antelope Canyon. It was very impressive to have a look at this giant rocks and the light that shines on them.

Here I am standing on the south entrance of the canyon. From here you can imagine how small it is inside the canyon.

After one and a half hours in the canyon it was time for us to move on. Today we will drive to Bryce Canyon. Host dad was very nice and let me drive a little bit on my own.

Then the others wanted to drive also, so we changed places and I took the chance to play around with the others in the car.

Posted Aug 13, 2012, 4:14 pm
Good morning mum and Mandrara.

We woke up in our cool country hotel near the Bryce canyon today.

It is a very nice hotel and we had the feeling like we were on an old western ranch, inside and around the hotel.

After our breakfast buffet we drove to the canyon.  We started at the Sunset point and walked the 0,5 miles/ 0,8 km to the sunrise point.

From there we saw a trail, which goes down the canyon. This trail is called the Navajo Loop and in our map we could see that the short part of the loop is 1,3 miles / 2,1km long. It is a moderate hike so we wanted to try it.
We had wonderful views inside the canyon.

What will be behind this tunnel? :)

Wow what a great cave. But we found no animals inside.

Mum look I found this tiny squirrel it was very nosey.

It was very nice here, but we have to move on to the Zion National Park. Good bye Bryce Canyon.

After a short trip we arrived at the Zion National Park.

First we checked in into our hotel and after that we drove to the Zion human history museum and from there took a shuttle bus to the Zion Lodge. We haven’t much time till sunset so we decided to take the trail to the lower emerald pools. Unfortunately it was so dry that the waterfall and the lake were mostly parched.

Posted Aug 13, 2012, 9:09 pm
Hello Mum and Mandrara.

Today is our second day in the Zion National Park. We started our tour at the visitor center and took the bus to the Temple of Sinawava. From there we followed the Riverside walk.

At the end of the trail we walked through the riverbed and followed the Narrows a short while.

After this refreshing walk through the river we moved on to the Weeping Rock. It was very impressive here, because this rock really looks like it was crying.

Posted Aug 17, 2012, 4:52 pm
Hello Mum and Mandrara.

Our trip is close to its end. Today we were visiting the Valley of Fire. It is a desert again, but with very interesting rocks.
This rock is called the Elephant rock. Can you discover the Elephant?

Here we are at “the Cabins”. These historic stone cabins were built with native sandstone by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930’s as a shelter for passing travelers.

Here I am standing in front of the Mouse Tank. Named for a renegade who used the area as a hideout in the 1890’s. Mouse’s Tank is a natural basin in the rock where water collects after rainfalls, sometimes remaining for months.

On the half-mile round-trip trail to Mouse’s Tank, we passed numerous examples of prehistoric petroglyphs like this.

Here we are standing at the Rainbow Vista visiting point.

This multicolored sandstones look like the German flag, don’t you think so mum?

I really like the White Domes because they were very impressive.

Because it was so hot, we decided to move on to Las Vegas our last stop before we will return to Germany.  I think this highway looks like the ones, which you could see in American road movies.

Viva Las Vegas!!!

Our hotel is the Stratosphere tower. It looks so amazing huge from down here.

Here you can see the view from the View platform on top of the Tower. Behind us you could see the Strip.

Posted Aug 18, 2012, 11:31 am
I wish you a wonderful good morning Mum and Mandrara.

Today is our first really day here in Las Vegas.  After a great breakfast at the Mandalay Bay hotel, we visited the shark reef, which was build inside the hotel.
At the entrance I saw this cool crocodile.

Luckily there is a window between this Komodo dragon and us. I think he wanted to eat us.

Mum I touched a real ray. It was so cool and he feels like … hmm like jelly.

In this underwater tunnel and the reef connected to the tunnel, we saw a lot of different fishes and sharks. I also saw the big white sharks and a sawfish. The sawfish scared me more than the white shark, because his saw was so amazing huge. But he was too fast to take a picture with him, so I can’t show him to you.

Mum I am in New York. :)
Just a joke, near to the Mandalay Bay hotel is the New York New York hotel. It really looks like a small version of New York. They even have a small Statue of liberty.

Here I am standing on the Brooklyn Bridge.

Inside the hotel I had the feeling like I was standing on a street in New York, it was really cool.

Because it was so hot outside we had the idea to take the chance and visit an exhibition here in Vegas. We decided to have a look at the Titanic exhibition. We weren’t allowed to take pictures in the exhibition, but I can tell you that it was really impressive and sad to see the things from the ship and to read about all the hundreds of people who died on the ship.

Here I want to show you the Luxor hotel, were the exhibition was. The hotel looks like a giant pyramid and you have the feeling like you were in Egypt because of all the deco.

When its dark outside Vegas looks like a completely new place. Everything is really flashy, because there are lights everywhere.

But one of the most beautiful things in the evening is the view at the Paris hotel. Doesn’t is looks wonderful with all this lights?

Before we went to home to our hotel after such a great but exhausting day, we stopped at the Bellagio hotel, because I wanted to show you this amazing foyer.

Good night mum.

Posted Aug 19, 2012, 5:39 pm
Hello Mum and Mandrara.

I am a little bit sad, because this is our last day here in America. This evening we were flying back to Germany, but luckily we have the whole morning to look around Vegas.
After our breakfast we went to an M&M shop. It was a very big shop with 4 floors full with M&M’s and merchandise. Have you ever seen so much M&M’s in so many different colors? I was really impressed.

Here I am standing right in front of the huge Caesars Palace. It is the biggest hotel we have seen here in Vegas.

This is a replica of the famous Trevi-fountain. It looks really beautiful. Mum will I travel to Rome one day, to see the real Trevi-fountain?

In the Venetian hotel they were celebrating carnival the whole year, but unfortunately we didn’t see anyone in a costume. Shilo told me that this hotel really looks like a small version of Venice.

In front of the Tropical Island hotel stands a pirate ship and every evening there is a show in which the ship is sinking.

Before we leave we wanted to do one very important thing. So we went into a casino and played on a slot machine. It made really fun, but after a short while I game away my dollar.

Then it was time to say good bye to the beautiful and flashy Las Vegas.

When we arrived at the airport Shilo told us, that we had to wait one hour before our flight will start.  First we sat down to wait for our flight.

But it was too boring for us. So we had the idea to play some games to shorten our idle time.

Our return flight took 10 hours and we all were sleeping most of the time. The craziest thing is that we started in Vegas on Saturday evening and landed in Düsseldorf on Sunday evening. Because of that we all were really tired and went to bed as soon as we were home.

Posted Aug 22, 2012, 5:32 pm
Hello Mum and Mandrara.

Today was a very happy day because a new TV arrived here in Bochum. We were really excited when we saw the envelope.

Knöpfchen opened it and out of the envelope came a bee. Her name is Bzzzzz and she is coming from Finland.

She told us that she is joining the Long tome RR in which Knöpfchen is taking part too.

We talked a while before she showed us the things she had brought with her, they were really cool.

After that we all hugged Bzzzzz to welcome her.

Then we went into the kitchen and took out a cool ice cream. Purple helped me to cut the ice into pieces. Can you see the small butterfly’s on it?

The ice cream was very yummy.

See you
Your Little Dragon

Posted Aug 22, 2012, 7:44 pm
Good afternoon Mum and Mandrara.

Today is the famous Festival of Lights in Dortmund in the Westfahlenpark.
When we arrived in the park, we searched for the right place for our picnic and the firework in the evening. It was a great picnic and we had a lot of delicious foods.

After this great meal we had some time before the firework starts, so we were walking around the park. We saw a lot of cool lambs and pictures that were made out of lights.

This is the Florian television tower; he is the famous emblem of Dortmund.

Than at half past ten it was time for the firework. It was really amazing. Sometimes I had the feeling like the whole sky was full with lights.

We had a really great day in the Westfahlenpark today.

Posted Aug 23, 2012, 8:59 pm
Hello Mum and Mandrara.

Today we were preparing the presents we brought with us from America. We bought some M&Ms in the great M&M world. We were sorting the colors of the M&Ms, so that everyone got the M&Ms in the right color. It was really funny and look how many I’ve got.

Posted Aug 23, 2012, 9:50 pm
Hello Mum and Mandrara.

Today we had to say goodbye to Knöpfchen. He is starting the long time RR today and because of this he is traveling to nuriayasmin today. I wish him a save journey and that he will experience great adventures on the RR.
We became good friends in the time, that we were spending together and I will miss him. Hopefully we will meet again one day.
We all hugged him before he went into his envelope.

Goodbye Knöpfchen

Posted Sep 4, 2012, 5:27 pm
Hi Mum and Mandrara.

Today Zeitgeist and I were leaving Shilo and come back home. It is sad to say goodbye to my new friends, especially Bzzzzz because we had only a short time together.

Before we left we took a last group picture together.

The others hugged us and wished us fun and a lot of cool adventures. I hope that I will meet my new friends again one day.

Then it was time to say goodbye. Zeitgeist and I packed our presents for you together and left.

Bye bye everybody. The time I could spend with you was really great.

Posted Sep 9, 2012, 11:49 am
What a feeling! After a cool trip to the USA i went home to see my parents again. Flocke one of the cats opened the door for me and guide me into the living room.

I was surprised to see so many guests here. My mum is very happy. and then i saw something wonderfull. My dad has found the way to our new home, and Thorin my oldest brother too.
I drop my travelling proviant down and run to my parents.
Thorin jumped down the table and took me in his arms.
we snuggled a long time  meanwhile the others played a boardgame.
As they saw me they decided to end the game and we all started to put away the game.
but first all hug me and welcome me and i get to know who they are!
This is Suomi-girl from Finnland
Rosalind from the United Kingdom
BineHH from Hamburg Germany
Here i'm helping!
Drashuven from the United Kingdom aswell
and last but not least Carlos from Langenhagen, Germany
Now we are ready!


Posted Sep 9, 2012, 12:00 pm
The jetlag is over!
After a deep sleep and woke up in the arms of my mum and dad. Today I want to show the others photos of my trip trough the USA. it was fantastic.
All take a seat at the sofa or the table and at first a shared my proviant with them. yam yam M&M's colored in my skincolor!
Then i showed them a postcard of the grand canyon before i startet the tablet pc to show them much more photos!
All were interessted and surprised about what i saw! It was a nice day!

Posted Sep 9, 2012, 12:15 pm
Today we all sliped into Mandraras Bad because, she, her children and friends went to the petting zoo of Witten!
We saw some goats, some rabbits, guinea pigs, some chicken, deers and wild boars.
It was nice to the these animals such as close. and then we found something strange!!!
There is a little wood near by and there also is a kindergarden, and we found a tree called "Schnullerbaum" the best way to translate this is Comforter tree. The kids go there when they are old enough to stay without a dummy they can leave it there at the tree!
But see for yourself!
We had a lots of fun!

Posted Sep 9, 2012, 12:34 pm
It's nice to stay at home with my family and my new friends!
Today Imodra told us an old fairytale "Puss in boots and we all listend attentively.
then Mandrar came with an envelope and told me that a had to pack my bag to start a new travel to Vienna.
And so a get up and searched for some things!
They all came and huged me!
Then a started to fill up the envelope for my journey.
Before I went in I said goodbye to Mum and dad! It's a little bit pitty that the time with Feru was so short but I'm sure i will see him again!
And Then I started my new trip!!!
I think we see us soon.
nice days

Posted Sep 9, 2012, 6:05 pm
Hi Mum!

I wanted to tell you that I`m now in Vienna. I was very happy when I could come out of the envelope.

My host grinsekatze is very cute. I like her.

And here are many new friends for me.

Here you see my welcome:

The snake looked if there is some more in the envelope:

I have met





Daisy Orange


Blue and Carolin


and I was so happy when I saw Taja the littel Dragongirl!

And here all together:


Posted Sep 9, 2012, 8:12 pm
Today I visit with my host Grinsekatze and many new friends:Carolin +Daisy Orange + Kara + Kathy + MelekPingi +Taja the world oldes Zoo in Schönbrunn.
Here you can read about it:

The World´s Oldest Zoo
Part of the imperial summer residence of Schönbrunn, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the world's oldest zoo is indeed an unforgettable experience, and one that no visitor to Vienna should miss. Along with the historic complexes of the former "menagerie" of Emperor Francis Stephen of  Lorraine, visitors discover what is perhaps the world's most beautiful zoo in a unique setting where culture and nature blend. More than 500 animal species, some of them threatened, have found a home here and a chance for survival as a species.
From A as in anteater to Z as in zebra: A visit to the Schönbrunn Zoo is a tour through every continent in the fascinating world of animals. See giant pandas, Siberian tigers, orangutans, and elephants, or immerse yourself in the Amazon and experience the tropical rain forest. A visit to the zoo offers young and old alike an enjoyable vacation in an incomparable setting and interesting insights into our nature and species conservation work.
Modern zoos such as the Schönbrunn Zoo have become educational centers; they are showcases for teaching and research, and valuable partners for many nature and species conservation projects. Not only are the knowledge and experience of zoologists, veterinarians, and keepers available for such projects, but so are the threatened animal species that have been carefully bred in the scope of the international zoo network. With your admission fee, and more especially through your interest in the animals and the work of the zoo, you are supporting our efforts in nature and species conservation!

And here the photos:
We were at the Giant Pandas but they had played hide and seek and so we couldn`t see them.
But we were lucky. The artist Gottfried Kumpf has made a Giant Panda and so we could climb on it.
Have a look!

Here I`m in a tortoiseshell.

Here you can see me in front oft he Giraffen

And here I`m in front of Rotspiegelamazonen

Here you can see Schwarzkopfschafe:

Here you can see me and Taja  before the Seerosenbrunnen:

If you look very good it`s possible that you can see some toads. I`ve seen them mum and dad – and they were great!


Posted Sep 13, 2012, 1:35 pm
Hi mum, dad and Mummy!

Today I visit with my host Grinsekatze and many new friends:Carolin + Daisy Orange + Kathy + MelekPingi +Taja+ Kara Schönbrunn Garden/Park.

It was so great. It was the last sunny day.
The next time the sun will go and the rain will
So we were happy to sit in the grass and have
a nice time.

Blue and Carolin

Blue and Carolin lie in the grass:

Kathy  with  Daisy Orange!




Taja+ Daisy Orange+ I

Taja+Pingi+ Melek

Taja with me!

Posted Sep 13, 2012, 7:30 pm
Hi all at home!

Today I visit with my host-mum Grinsekatze and  Kathy + MelekPingi the Zentralfriedhof

The Zentralfriedhof (German for "Central Cemetery") is one of the largest cemeteries in the world, largest by number of interred in Europe and most famous cemetery among Vienna's nearly 50 cemeteries.
The cemetery's name is descriptive of its significance as Vienna's biggest cemetery, not of its geographic location, as it is not situated in the city center of the Austrian capital, but on the very outskirts, in the outer city district of Simmering, and its address is Simmeringer Hauptstraße 230–244, Vienna 1110, Austria. The musician Wolfgang Ambros honoured the Zentralfriedhof in his 1975 song "Es lebe der Zentralfriedhof" ("Long live the Zentralfriedhof"), marking with it the 100th anniversary of the cemetery's opening.

We have seen the grave of Falco the great musican (his real name was Hans Hölzl)
Johann (Hans) Hölzel (19 February 1957 – 6 February 1998), better known by his stage name  Falco (help•info), was an Austrian pop and rock musician and rapper. He had several international hits: "Der Kommissar", "Rock Me Amadeus", "Vienna Calling", "Jeanny", "The Sound of Musik", "Coming Home (Jeanny Part 2)" and posthumously, "Out of the Dark". "Rock Me Amadeus" reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts, making him the only artist whose principal language was German to score a number-one hit in the United States. His estate claims he has sold 20 million albums and 15 million singles, which makes him the best selling Austrian singer of all time.

Posted Sep 15, 2012, 12:18 pm

Farewellparty von:Carolin +Daisy Orange + Kara + Kathy + +Pingi +Taja.

I and Melek made a Farewellparty for them!

Kara says „Good by“! She goes to Hippo Nino in Erfurt.

Daisy Orange  go to smart geckos to Australia

Pingi say „Good bye“. He goes to franzi4690 to Hamburg.

Carolin says „Good Bye“ . She goes to Jasper in die Schweiz.

Kathy says „Good Bye“ . She goes to Thomisa to UK.

Taja says „Good bye“! I`m a little bit sad that she must left me  –
I like her very much.

But shortly she will see my parents and Mandrara in Witten- Germany

I`ve told her to say them my best wishes!

I will miss her!

Posted Sep 22, 2012, 2:43 pm
Today  Violet Marie and Lotta and I were in Ybbs in Lower Austria.
There is also the Danube.

Here we are in a Garden with sunflowers:

Here we are at the danube:

Here you can see the bird from the Ybbsiade:

And here we go threw the small streets in Ybbs:

Here we are in front of the City hall:

Posted Sep 22, 2012, 3:06 pm
Today  Violet Marie and Lotta and Melek and the three little Bears  and I were in Vienna at a seminar.
It was not easy to be silent, but we have tried to be honest.

I have climbed on the postercolumn:

Here you can see us with the 3 Little Bears!

The dissertation was very interessting:

Violet Marie



The three little Bears


In the break we were tired and looked outside. There is a big Ahornbaum.

Posted Sep 22, 2012, 4:13 pm
Hi Mum and Dad!

Today  Violet Marie  and Lotta  and I were at a bookstore.

We have bought some books and Grinsekatze will read them bevore we go to sleep.

Posted Sep 30, 2012, 5:20 pm
Hi Mum,

today I was with Violet Marie and her sister Lotta in the Old AKH. - before it was a hospital and now there are many Pubs and Stores!

There we see the plan:

There is a  driving school:

There is also "Radio Arabella":

There is also a bookstore:

You can find something to drink:

Here is the Stiegl-Ambulance:


Posted Oct 7, 2012, 6:27 pm
Hi mum and dad!

Today I  went  with Violet Marie + Karotti+Gina + the little Nurse to the Belvedere. It`s a very nice place.

My host mum told me this:

The Belvedere is a historical building complex in Vienna, Austria, consisting of two Baroque palaces the Upper and Lower Belvedere, the Orangery, and the Palace Stables. The buildings are set in a Baroque park landscape in the 3rd district of the city, south-east of its centre. It houses the Belvedere museum. The grounds are set on a gentle gradient and include decorative tiered fountains and cascades, Baroque sculptures, and majestic wrought iron gates. The Baroque palace complex was built as a summer residence for Prince Eugene of Savoy.
The Belvedere was built during a period of extensive constructions in Vienna, which at the time was both the imperial capital and home to the ruling dynasty. This period of prosperity followed on from the commander-in-chief Prince Eugene of Savoy's successful conclusion of a series of wars against the Ottoman Empire.

Here is me:

Also Violet Marie was with us.

Sight to the Castle:


Posted Oct 7, 2012, 6:35 pm
Then we go to the Under Belvedere.

See here:

Melek was also with us:

Sight to Town:

Posted Oct 7, 2012, 6:45 pm
Karotti+Gina + Little Dragon + Violet Marie + the little Nurse go with the Tram threw the 1st District!

Schwarzenbergplatz - Fountain:


Museum for Nature

Houses of Parliament

Town Hall

Posted Oct 7, 2012, 6:50 pm
Today we helped host-mum to draw the winner of an amigurumiquiz.

It was very excited:

Posted Oct 7, 2012, 6:55 pm
Then Karotti+Gina + Little Dragon + Violet Marie + The little Nurse + Lotta helped mum to draw the partners in a "Wichtelaction" at the Amigurumis.

It was really funny and we all were excited!

Posted Oct 10, 2012, 6:23 pm
Today Aaron arrived.

Aaron was very happy that he could come out of the box.

All TV´s where very happy and we`ve made a groupphoto.

Violet Marie + Little Dragon + Karotti+Gina + LittleNurse + Lotta + Mopsi + Hupfi + Melek where happy to get a new friend.


Posted Nov 4, 2012, 7:52 pm
Today TV-TV  arrived in Vienna.

We`ve made a welcome party for him: Violet Marie + MelekFrank the Mops +Karotti+Gina + Aaron +LittleNurseNicl  + Hupfi + Lotta!

Violet Marie


Little Dragon



Frank the Mops





And here we are all:

Posted Nov 4, 2012, 8:03 pm
Hi there!

In the afternoon  I was with Violet Marie  +Karotti+Gina + Aaron + LittleNurseNicl  + Frank the Mops + Hupfi + Lotta at the Modellbaumesse in the Messezentrum in Vienna.
Gina was not with us, because she is ill.

It was very interesting and I have seen many new things.

Look at the photos – we had much fun.

Felix Baumgartner and his teamin Lego!

Then we go with this car to the next destination:

The Dino wanted to eat TV-TV, but he runs away!

Posted Nov 4, 2012, 8:07 pm
Prater 28.Oktober2012

Hi there!

Today  I was with Violet MarieTV-TV +Karotti+Gina + Aaron + LittleNurseNicl  + Frank the Mops + Hupfi + Lotta in the Prater.
It was so great. I liked it very much.
The Wiener Prater is a large public park in Vienna's 2nd district (Leopoldstadt). The Wurstelprater amusement park, often simply called "Prater", stands in one corner of the Wiener Prater and includes the Wiener Riesenrad.
The area that makes up the modern Prater was first mentioned in 1162, when Emperor Friedrich I gave the land to a noble family called de Prato. The word "Prater" was first used in 1403, originally referring to a small island in theDanube north of Freudenau, but was gradually extended to mean the neighbouring areas as well. The land changed hands frequently until it was bought by Emperor Maximilian II in 1560 to be a hunting ground. To deal with the problem of poachers, Emperor Rudolf II forbade entry to the Prater. On April 7 1766, Emperor Joseph II declared the Prater to be free for public enjoyment, and allowed the establishment of coffee-houses and cafés, which led to the beginnings of the Wurstelprater. Throughout this time, hunting continued to take place in the Prater, ending only in 1920.
In 1873, a World Exhibition was held in the Prater, for which a large area of land was set aside, centered on the Rotunda, which burnt down in 1937. This land now houses the Messegelände (exhibition centre).
On the grounds of modern day Kaiserwiese, an attraction called "Venice in Vienna” was established in 1895 by Gabor Steiner. The area included an artificial lagoon to simulate the canals of Venice, Italy.
In 2004, major renovations to the Wurstelprater began, and a new underground railway line was finished and brought into service on May 11, 2008, which includes three stops along the Prater (see Vienna U-Bahn). The railway stationPraterstern has been in operation for a long time and is only a few dozen metres away from an entrance to the park.
The overall area of the park has also been reduced by the building of the Ernst-Happel-Stadion (Austria's national stadium), the Südosttangente (Austria's busiest piece of motorway) and racecourse.

Look at the photos – we had much fun.

We were in the „Schweizerhaus“ where we`ve got the best „Stelze“ in Town.

On the way we saw this nice people and made some photos:

There was also a „Drehorgelspieler“:

And here the highest „Kettenkarussel“

Posted Dec 5, 2012, 2:20 pm
Today we where again in the Prater.

We went with the rapid train:

Aaron and me against the Giant Wheel:

On the Lion:

The snake would bite me:

We go by car:

Posted Dec 5, 2012, 3:15 pm

Today arrived Sausi Karl at Vienna. It`s very cold here. We made him a warm welcome.

We are: TV-TV + Gina+Karotti + LittleNurseNicl +  Violet-Marie + Hupfi + Frank the Mops + Aaron + Melek and I!

Posted Dec 5, 2012, 3:15 pm

Today arrived Sausi Karl at Vienna. It`s very cold here. We made him a warm welcome.

We are: TV-TV + Gina+Karotti + LittleNurseNicl +  Violet-Marie + Hupfi + Frank the Mops + Aaron + Melek and I!

Posted Mar 29, 2013, 10:09 am
Hello from Bruchsal,

I arrived in Bruchsal together with some other toyvoyagers. I'm curious to learn more about this city and to get to know all the other toyvoyager guests here. And then I'm looking forward to see some other places and maybe to travel home again.

Bye, Little Dragon

Posted Jun 2, 2013, 12:14 pm
The weather here is more than terrible. Most of the time it is raining and if it isn't, it surely the sky is grey.

So we had been very happy today, when we looked out of the window and saw the blue sky with sunshine. We decided to go on a walk to the river Saalbach, which flows through Bruchsal.

Here we took a photo of a restaurant, which has a nice beer garden.

Close to the river, which is on the right side of this photo, we saw this nice house.

We were still standing at the same place, when we took the photo of the river Saalbach.

Then we walked along the river.

Bruchsal is called Barockstadt, because there is a beautiful baroque castle and baroque church. Bruchsal and its suburbs have 5 partner cities. One of them you maybe know, when you read the Twilight series. It is Volterra.

We walked along the river again. You can see the tower of the old slaughterhouse, where nowadays is a restaurant and more.

When we took the first photo of the other house and the river, we had been standing in front of this nice house.

This small bridge led us on a small isle, where we walked between two arms of the Saalbach.

From here we took the photo of the baroque church St. Peter.

On our way home we had to walk over this bridge, which is called Nepomukbrücke.

Posted Jun 2, 2013, 1:40 pm
We are on our way from Bruchsal to Blaustein, which is a town close to Ulm. You can see the car park close to Stuttgart airport, which was built over the autobahn.

We had to drive about two hours until we arrived at our destination.

Posted Jun 2, 2013, 1:46 pm
Blaustein is a municipality in the district of Alb-Donau Baden-Württemberg in Germany. It is situated on the Blau River, 6 km west of Ulm and has about 15,000 inhabitants.

Really nice is a walk along the river Blau, but we had no time for it today.

Posted Jun 2, 2013, 1:55 pm
Soon we had to go back in the car again to drive home.

There is a wildlife crossing over the autobahn.

Posted Jun 2, 2013, 2:03 pm
We had to drive through Bretten, which is a nice city, too. It would have been great, if we had time for a sightseeing tour.

There is a roundabout traffic with an interesting fountain and two glass towers.

Posted Jun 2, 2013, 2:12 pm
Wow! We have another sunny day! I really had no chance to see the flowers in the garden behind the house until now, because the weather was that bad. I can't remember, that we had springweather like this before. All flowers are blooming at the same time and the trees got leaves within minutes it seems.

Posted Jun 2, 2013, 8:35 pm
We are on the way to Bad Wildbad, where our host's husband has an appointment. As the weather was so terrible again during the last weeks, we took the chance to take some photos today.

Posted Jul 21, 2013, 9:23 pm
Today we decided to bake a rhubarb cake. Our host allowed us to do it all alone without her help. So please take a look at the recipe. We explain it step by step:

At first we had to find a place - we are quite a few

Of course we aren't all traveling. Some of us are here as active toyvoyagers, but many of us are guests, who decided to stay here as long as the owners don't find time to get in contact with our host. And of course some of us live here, but we all have one thing in common - we are toyvoyagers.
At next we had to get the eggs. We need six eggs for the cake.

It was Sausi Karl's job to beat the eggs.

Then one of us - don't know who - added 50g sugar for each egg, so it was 300 g sugar. It's quite a lot, we know.

Madam Miff added one packet of vanilla sugar to the dough.

Of course we had to beat the dough again, but we couldn't handle the camera while beating the dough.
Matcha and Ted added 300g flour and one packet of baking powder.

Then we had to stir the dough again until it was fluffy.

Melek helped

and Nathalie

Then Matcha prepared the dish for the dough. We baked without bottom on a foil.

Nathalie was still busy stiring the dough.

And the she filled it in the dish.

Then we all were sitting there and waiting for the cake to get baken in the oven. Man it was boring at first. But we didn't expect, that half an hour can be such a short time, when so many tvs are together.

After this break we had to prepare the rhubarb, because we wanted to fill the cake with rhubarb cream.

I helped to skin it.

And Matcha helped to cut it in pieces.

Billy helped Matcha to stay on the pot during cutting the rhubarb pieces.

Then we had to prepare some ingrediences for the cream. We needed two packets of vanilly pudding powder, one egg white and one yolk. We had to stir the egg white.

Before adding the stirred egg white, we had to add the pudding powder. We had added a little bit of water to it and shook it until it was smooth. Then we added the pudding powder to the cooked rhubarb. We also added the yolk.

Then Louis the Rat added the stirred egg white and gently folded it in.

Finally we cut the cake in two layers and filled the cream on the first and then on the second layer and put the last layer on top of it.

Posted Aug 24, 2013, 5:22 pm
My host traveled to Blaustein yesterday and we were allowed to join her. Today she and her son took us for a walk through the town. They decided to climb the small hill and to walk along the river Blau (German for Blue - we all believe, that the river shimmers blue, whatever other people say). I won't explain much here - just let the pictures talk.

This is Sanct Martin in front of the church St. Martin.

We went to a bridge from where we could "see" the Ulm Minster.

Then we walked back to our Blaustein home again.

Posted Aug 25, 2013, 12:19 pm
Today we drove to Ulm. Ulm is a city in Baden-Württemberg,  located at the border of Swabian Jura to Bavaria and was founded around 850, but the oldest traceable settlement of the Ulm area began in the early Neolithic period, around 5000 BC. . Ulm lies at the point where the rivers Blau and Iller join the Danube.
Internationally, Ulm is primarily known for having the church with the tallest steeple in the world, the Gothic minster (Ulm Minster, German: Ulmer Münster) and as the birthplace of Albert Einstein.

The Minster is a Lutheran church. Although sometimes referred to as Ulm Cathedral because of its great size, the church is not a cathedral as it has never been the seat of a bishop.

It is the tallest church in the world, and the 4th tallest structure built before the 20th century, with a steeple measuring 161.5 metres (530 ft) and containing 768 steps. From the top level at 143 m (469 ft) there is a panoramic view of Ulm in Baden-Württemberg and Neu-Ulm in Bavaria and, in clear weather, a vista of the Alps from Säntis to the Zugspitze. The final stairwell to the top (known as the third Gallery) is a tall, spiraling staircase that has barely enough room for one person.

We had a wonderful view around, but the weather was not as nice as we would have liked it. It even started to drop.

Here you see the river Danube. The houses in my back belong to the so called Fischerviertel (fishermen's quarter), where we will go later. The houses on the other side of the river belong to the Bavarian city Neu-Ulm.

Posted Aug 25, 2013, 2:24 pm
Today we drove to Blaubeuren. Blaubeuren has about 12 000 inhabitants. At first we visited the Blaubeuren Abbey, which was a house of the Benedictine Order. The monastery was founded in 1085.
I love the halbtimbered houses.

I'm sorry, but there was only a bit of battery left in my host's camera, so we had to safe it for the next place and couldn't take a photo inside the abbey. I'm also sorry, but there is no photo with me and the second halftimbered house - it was too blurry. Nevertheless I wanted to show you this beautiful house, that's why there is one with Tsukumo.

Posted Aug 25, 2013, 2:57 pm
The Blautopf (German for Blue Pot; "blau" means blue, "topf" means pot) is a spring that serves as the source of the river Blau in the karst landscape on the Swabian Jura's southern edge.

Numerous legends and folk tales refer to the Blautopf. Its characteristic colour was explained by the account that every day someone would pour a vat of ink into the Blautopf. Another myth stated that every time someone tried to measure the Blautopf's depth with a leaden sounding line, a water nix stole the sounding line. Therefore, it was not possible to determine the depth of the Blautopf.

The entry to the Blauhöhle lies at a depth of about 18 metres (approximately 60 ft). Therefore, access is restricted to experienced and well-trained divers. The size of the Blautopf depends greatly on the level of rainfall, though it never entirely dries out. The Blautopf is the second largest spring in Germany, after the Aachtopf.

he water's blue color is the result of chemical properties of limestone densely distributed in the water.

We only could take one "bunch" photo due to the battery problem and because it started to rain.

Posted Aug 25, 2013, 2:57 pm
The Blautopf (German for Blue Pot; "blau" means blue, "topf" means pot) is a spring that serves as the source of the river Blau in the karst landscape on the Swabian Jura's southern edge.

Numerous legends and folk tales refer to the Blautopf. Its characteristic colour was explained by the account that every day someone would pour a vat of ink into the Blautopf. Another myth stated that every time someone tried to measure the Blautopf's depth with a leaden sounding line, a water nix stole the sounding line. Therefore, it was not possible to determine the depth of the Blautopf.

The entry to the Blauhöhle lies at a depth of about 18 metres (approximately 60 ft). Therefore, access is restricted to experienced and well-trained divers. The size of the Blautopf depends greatly on the level of rainfall, though it never entirely dries out. The Blautopf is the second largest spring in Germany, after the Aachtopf.

he water's blue color is the result of chemical properties of limestone densely distributed in the water.

We only could take one "bunch" photo due to the battery problem and because it started to rain.

Posted Aug 25, 2013, 4:42 pm
Geislingen an der Steige is a town in the district of Göppingen in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. The name relates to its location "on the climb" (an der steige) of a trade route over the Swabian Jura mountain range.
Helfenstein Castle represents the remnants of the fortified castle (burg) Helfenstein of the counts of Helfenstein. During the peak of their power the Helfenstein family ruled Heidenheim, Blaubeuren, Wiesensteig and Sigmaringen.

We really enjoyed the view over Geislingen and the hills.

View from the castle to Ödenturm.

Here am I in front of the Ödenturm.

From here we had a nice view to Helfenstein castle.