Honeymooners, Hauenstein, Germany


Posted Apr 30, 2012, 5:25 pm
Hi there!

Currently we are busy with last minute wedding preparations. It's really stressfull, but it will all be worth it, because after 11 years of an extraordinairy relationship we are finally getting married!!!!  :D

We are also so looking forward to our honeymoon - which comes as huge surprise, as originally we didn't plan to go on one. Thanks a lot for making this possible. We are so looking forward to your invitations! =)

Have a nice day, Yours The Honeymooners

Posted Apr 30, 2012, 5:50 pm
Sorry I accidently ticked off the boxes. None of our life missions is completed yet. Please help us to do so!

Posted May 1, 2012, 5:29 pm
Today we went shopping for luggage in Teddy's Lugage Store. Teddy even took the time advising us personally. Of course Mrs. Honeymoon wanted to settle for the biggest suitcase...- women!  ;)
However in the end I could convince her to take a smaller, more convenient one.

Mr. Honeymoon

Posted May 2, 2012, 4:44 pm

It was so great! Two of my friends even dressed up as a cow, and as sweet corn - hilarious!  :D

Can't wait for Saturday!

Mrs. Honeymoon

Posted May 10, 2012, 10:15 am
Hi there!

Finally we are married - you just have to take a look at the pictures of our double wedding to see how happy we and our new owners are  :D

It was just incredibly beautiful!

Looking forward to visit Paris soon - but before we do this, we are going to  make a short visit to Venice - our honeymoon is going to be unforgettable =)

Kiss Honeymooners

Posted May 13, 2012, 6:15 pm
hi there!

We just spent a few days in Venice. It was beautiful, even though we had to make a few compromises. Thus, we had to sleep in the same bed as the our newly marrried owners- at the very first days of our honeymoon (!)  ;)

Yet riding the the gondola was great - and so romantic. First, Mr. Honeymoon didn't want to go on the gondola, because he didn't think it was manly enough, but I was able to convince him, and in the end he loved it!

Love, Mrs. Honeymoon

Posted May 18, 2012, 7:18 pm
Hi there,

we have just arrived to Paris and we are very excited. We hope to go sightseeing soon.
We have also learned that next weekend we will travel to Prague so we will see the romantic places there as well. We cant wait.


Posted May 19, 2012, 10:47 am
Hi there,

we woke up into a sunny French morning and decided to enjoy the weather and the view on a balcony of our luxurious suite. Will go sightseeing in the afternoon.


Posted May 19, 2012, 6:23 pm
In the afternoon we visited Opera Garnier probably the most famous opera house in the world, a symbol of Paris like Notre Dame cathedral, the Louvre, or the Sacré Coeur basilica

It is also a place of a famous love story Phantom of the Opera written by Gaston Leroux. The story tells about the love triangle between a  deformed musical genius, an opera diva nad a young gentleman. The story became even more famous as a musical of Andrew Lloyd Weber. 


Posted May 19, 2012, 6:26 pm
Hi there,

On our way we stopped to check out the local goodies.

We visited a biscuterie - a shop with buscuits and cakes of all kinds. Of course, Mrs. Honeymoon wanted to eat them all.

We also visited a chocolaterie where we saw a huge Eiffel tower made of pure chocolate. I had a tough time to stop Mrs. Honeymoon from attacking the front left leg of the tower. Luckily she was reasonable when I explained her the detrimental effect that would have on the Eiffel tower and also on her figure.

Posted May 24, 2012, 6:37 pm
Today we visited one of the most remarkable momunemt of Paris - The Arc of Triomphe. It honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I.

And it was sunny so we enjoyed the view even more. And tomorrow we take off for Prague!!!

Posted May 30, 2012, 8:42 pm
After a short flight we landed in Prague. As a group trip we were all very happy to spend some time together and explore the beautiful city. On our first day we admired the Dancing house. Originally named Fred and Ginger (after Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers – the house resembles a pair of dancers) the house stands out among the Baroque, Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings for which Prague is famous.

Posted May 30, 2012, 8:43 pm
Next we saw the panorama of Prague castle a majestic set of palaces constructed over 1000 years in all kinds of architectural styles.

Posted May 30, 2012, 8:44 pm
Instead of going to the castle we continued to the Old Town square famous for an Astronomical clock that was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still working. A legend says that the clockmaker Hanuš was blinded on the order of the Prague Councillors so that he could not repeat his work in another town; in turn, he broke down the clock, and no one was able to repair it for the next hundred years. According to local legend the city will suffer if the clock is neglected and its good operation is placed in jeopardy.

Posted May 30, 2012, 8:45 pm
Then we saw the townhall bulit in the Art Nouveau style with a statue of a Dark Knight (not the one from Batman) in the corner.  Another Prague legend says that it was a foreign knight who came to Prague with his suite and wanted to marry one of Czech girls. The girls refused his love and was interested only in Czech young men. As a hot blooded foreigner he killed her with his sword. Before the girl died she cursed the foreign knight to remain a metal statue for thousand years until an innocent girl does not change him back by a kiss. Since the time has not yet come, the black knight is still waiting in the corner of the town hall.

Posted May 30, 2012, 8:45 pm
To avoid the tourists we took a shortcut through Clementinum which is a national library founded in 1781 on a place of a former monastery and a university. There is also a meteorological observatory and the weather recording there started in 1775 and provides thus a comparison of weather development over more than 200 years.

Posted May 30, 2012, 8:46 pm
After quite and exhaustive walk we have finally reached the Charles Bridge a symbol of Prague and its very valuable monument. The beginning of its construction was carefully planned by royal alchymists who predicted that the most favorable would be to lay the corner stone on 1357 9th July at 5:31 a.m. (divine sequence of odd numbers in ascending and descending order 135797531). The bridge is 621 meters long and nearly 10 meters wide, resting on 16 arches shielded by ice guards. It is protected by three bridge towers. The Old Town bridge tower is often considered to be one of the most astonishing civil gothic-style buildings in the world. The bridge is decorated by a continuous alley of 30 statues originally erected around 1700.

Posted May 30, 2012, 8:47 pm
Our first day sightseeing was finished in Kampa a lovely area between Vltava and Devil's Stream (Čertovka), a waterway dug to power water mills. It is supposedly to be named after a sharp-tongued woman who lived in a local home called the Seven Devils. Even today we can admire a beautiful watermill from the 12th century. Kampa island i salso home to a Museum of modern art announced by massive bronze statues of babies that were sculpted by David Cerny a well known Czech artist.

Posted May 30, 2012, 8:48 pm
Next day was announced as a sunny one so we continued our tour de Prague. We walked through a parc admiring the views when suddenly we saw an Eiffel tower. We thought that it was some sort of a teleport that took us to Paris but our host told us that it was not an Eiffel tower but a look out tower on Petrin a 60 metre high steel tower built in 1891. Although it is much shorter than the Eiffel Tower, it stands atop a sizable hill, Petřín, so the top is actually at a higher altitude than that of the Eiffel Tower.

Posted May 30, 2012, 8:49 pm
We then continued to the Strahov monastery founded in 1149 The monastery is often visited because of its historical library with more than 200.000 old boks and manuscripts. There is a beautiful view of the Prague panorama that we admired as well.

Posted May 30, 2012, 8:50 pm
There are really many beautiful buildings in Prague. Another one that took our breath away was the Prague Loreta church a beautiful baroque edifice from the 17th century.  It is an important place of pilgrimage and a house of a Loreta treasure an large collection of lithurgical object of innimaginable value. It i salso famous for its chime bells that are used instead of classic church bells.

Posted May 30, 2012, 8:51 pm
Finally we have reached the Prague castle whose panorama we saw yesterday from the riverside. The impressive castle founded in the 9th century is the largest medivela castle in the world with 570metres of length and 128 of width. It was a crowning place of Czech kings and it is now a seat of the Czech president and a house of Czech crown jewels. In the heart of the complex there is a St. Vitus cathedral that contains the tombs of many Czech kings and it is also the seat of the Archbishop of Prague. The chapel of St. Wenceslas a Czech patron saint contains not only his relics but also the most valuable treasure of the entire nation – the crown jewels.

Posted May 30, 2012, 8:52 pm
To také a little break from all the walking we went to the Wallenstein gardens that belong to the Wallenstein palace (a seat of the Senate). Beatiful peaceful French garden architecture was meant to rival the Prague castle and we have to admit that it must have really threaten the empreror. No wonder Wallenstein was assasinated on the order of the Emperor ion 1634.

Posted May 30, 2012, 8:52 pm
Last gothic jewel of our visit – a church of St. Nicolas built in the baroque style. The green copper roof and the bell tower are distinct marks on Prague panorama.

Posted Jun 8, 2012, 8:19 pm
We are back to Paris. Today my host took us to visit the symbol of the city - the Eiffel tower. We went with friends who have a passion for photography so we got some really nice pictures.

Posted Jun 8, 2012, 8:22 pm
To get some more of the nice pictures we returned to the Arc of the Triomphe and once more we could admire its beaty and majesty.

Posted Jun 8, 2012, 8:26 pm
Today we visited the famous Notre Dame de Paris a place of a love story of a gypsy names Esmeralda and a Hunchback. A famous novel of Victor Hugo was then turned into a Disney movie. We have to admit that love was omnipresent at this magic place

Posted Jun 8, 2012, 8:42 pm
Today we went to Versailles a miraculous castle of Louis XIV called Sun-King. It was Sunday so we had a chance to admire the gardens with all the fountains and music. It was undescribable and I hope we were able to capture some of the atmohpere on the pictures.

Posted Jun 8, 2012, 8:45 pm
As it was a nice sunny day we decided to visit Chateau de Vincennes a medieval fortress just at the gate of Paris (Ms Honeymoon wanted to go to the beach so she was upset for a moment) . We admired not only the fortified tower protecting the French capital but also a beautiful gothic cathedral that witnessed the faith people had in the old days.

Posted Jun 8, 2012, 8:52 pm
In the afternoon we visited the Louvre one of the biggest art galleries of the world. It is also a former royal residence. However, people remember it mainly because of the original Mona Lisa and the glass pyramid that was also a principal point in the novel of Dan Brown - Da Vinci Code

Posted Jun 8, 2012, 8:56 pm
In the evening we visited the famous Montmartre with its big white basilique that is visible from all over Paris as it stands on the only hill in the city.

Montmartre is a district of artists and prostitutes. No wonder it is a place with many night clubs and cabarets the most famous being the Moulin Rouge.

I wanted to go in to see the girls, but Ms Honeymoon said I couldnt. At first I was upset but then I told myself that maybe once the honeymoon will be over, I could return there just myself.

Posted Jul 9, 2012, 3:29 pm
Hei! Hello!

We arrived to Jyväskylä, Finland today!
Jyväskylä is a town in Central-Finland, and there's living about 132 000 people.

We saw many kind toys there, when we came out of our envelope. They all seems to be nice. They said welcome to us.


And here are we: Mr. and Mrs. Honeymooners with our passport and a postcard what came in the envelope from the earlier host. :)


As a welcome, we ate a heart-shaped bun. It was really good.


And here are we all toys having a welcome party of us and Lina, who arrived here today, too. :)



Posted Jul 13, 2012, 11:24 am
Hei! Hello!

An envelope arrived today. We all were so curious, what would be inside of it. Kurnau opened it, and we others were looking.


We were sooooo curious! A secret envelope from China...


Oooooh, it's another ToyVoyager! It's Totoro:) from China! :)


It's great to have more friends!  :D



Posted Jul 13, 2012, 11:40 am
Hei! Hello!

We were walking outside today. We saw a nice small park. And there we saw this statue of Uno Cygnaeus (1810-1888). He is considered the father of the Finnish public school system.




And because the boy in the statue is reading, we both feel like we want to read something. So, we went to the local library building.


Kurnau helped us and Lina to find a book about sheeps/lambs. There's so many books!!! :o Even more books are outside the photo.


And yes, we found it!!!  :D


There's an art statue in the library building. This one is called "Tiedonpuu" ("A tree of knowledge"). It has made in 1980.


And there's also a nice exhibition about the history of Jyväskylä-city, the dolls are showing things about this town's developement.

In 1850's Jyväskylä was a small town with many craftsmen.


In 1860's Jyväskylä was important city in the civilization and education in Finnish language.


In 1870's there's an increase of forest productions (logs), and it made Finnish economy better.


In 1890's Jyväskylä managed to avoid big destroys of fire.


In 1900's came first railways, and it helped making connections to the World.


In 1910's industrialization grows and became more and more important.


In 1920-1930's Jyväskylä became the main place in Finland to making products for defending the country.


In 1940's Jyväskylä was important supporting hometown during wars.


In 1970's trafic grows fast, and it was necessary to build bigger and better streets.


In 1980-1990's the activities of free-time got more popularity.
(And by the way, ice hockey is very popular activity in Finland, and Jyväskylä is the current Champion in Finnish ice hockey.)


In 2000's Jyväskylä became a bigger town, because some federations of municipalities has made (smaller cities joined together to became one bigger city).



Posted Jul 13, 2012, 8:07 pm

Today happened following:

Kurnau said that he has something to say to Mr. Honeymooner.


He whispered something to Mr. Honeymooner's ear.
Mr. Honeymooner listened very carefully.


Kurnau and Mr. Honeymooner looked happy, and mysterious.
They had a secret. The nice one.


Then Mr. Honeymooner blinded Mrs. Honeymooner's eyes, so that she couldn't see anything.
Mrs. Honeymooners was confused, but in the same time very exited.
"What is this?", asked Mrs. Honeymooner.
"It's a secret", answered Mr. Honeymooner to her.


Then Mr. Honeymooner got a piece of paper...


...and he started to do something wierd with it. He folded it several times.


...and little bit more.


"Hmmm... it might be ready now...", though Mr. Honeymooner


Then he opened the bindings from Mrs. Honeymooner's eyes...


...and gave the origami heart to Mrs. Honeymooner.
"This is for you, honey!" said Mr. Honeymooner to her.


"Oh, thank you! Thank you! You are so sweet! I love you!" said Mrs. Honeymooner.
"I love you, too." answered Mr. Honeymooner.


They kissed...


...and both were happy!  :)


So so happy!



Posted Jul 15, 2012, 9:42 pm

Today we saw some public art works outside. They are all so unique. :)

This one is called as "Elämän koulu - vastuu, luottamus, luovuus"
In English it might be something like "A school of life - responsibility, trust, creativity"


This one is "Karhu" ("A Bear"). The artist's name is Oskari Raja-aho, and the statue has made in the year 1930.

Look, we all are riding on the bear!  ;)

This one is "Keinumieli-Tyhjämieli-Häkkimieli" and the artist is Juhani Petäjäniemi, and it has made in 1989.
The name is difficult to translate into English, but it might be something like "a mind of swing - a mind of emptyness - a mind of cage".

We like this statue. It looks like there's two people flying. :)
The name of the statue is "Elinehto-ajatus-liiketoiminta" and the artist is Heikki Häiväoja, and it has made in 1979.
The translation of the statue's name is "Lifeline-idea-business".

And there's a statue "Kauppias ja apulainen" ("A Merchant and his assistant). The artist is Pauli Koskinen, and it has made in 1959.


And this one has made the same artist, Pauli Koskinen, in the year 1957. It is art in the outside wall of the building. And it's name is "Reliefi"

After walking a little there started to be dark clouds in the sky, so we turned walking back, and we hoped to arrive 'home' before it's raining...


...But we didn't managed. It started raining so quickly.
And the  rain, it was HARD, we got totally wet within one minute.


We run back 'home', and inside it was time to get dry again, aww... :)


What an adventure!!!



Posted Jul 16, 2012, 9:06 pm
Hei! Hello!

A new toy arrived here today: Hunny bunny originally from USA.
It's so nice to have more friends! :)

We had a welcome party for her. We ate all candies what she got with her in the envelope. They were soooo yummi!  :p


Posted Jul 17, 2012, 4:01 pm

One more toy arrived here today. This is so great, to have more friends! :)

We looked the envelope, and the stamps on it. Who is coming from South Africa? Wow, so far.


"Hello! My name is Phog. I'm from Germany, but I was visiting in South Africa." said this cute dog to us.
We introduced ourselves, too.


Then Phog showed us the great postcard what he had took with him from South Africa.



Posted Jul 20, 2012, 4:48 pm
Hei! Hello!

Today we went outside to walk and look around this surroundings.
And almost immediately we saw the beautiful nature of Finland,
so many green coloured trees, the fresh air, and so on.
Oh, it's so nice to be here!


And this is an orthodox church of Jyväskylä.


And this is an evankelic lutherian church of Jyväskylä.
The church has buildt in 1929, and the architect was Elsi Borg.
This church has called also "the church of angels".



Then we continued walking, and we found a river named Tourujoki.
This river goes through the city of Jyväskylä. It's about 2 kilometres long river,
and it goes from the lake Palokkajärvi to the lake Jyväsjärvi.



Here are we all toys: Lina, Kurnau, Wayne, Totoro, we, Hunny, Phog, Kit-Kat, Ronja, BarryO, TobiHH and Druri.



And there's a bridge of Tourujoki.



Posted Jul 20, 2012, 4:53 pm

We visited in the natural park of Jyväskylä.
It's so cool forest area just next to the river Tourujoki.
It's a nature conservation area in the middle of Jyväskylä.

At first, we need to go down to the long wooden old stairs. It was exiting!


Look, how beautiful nature there is! So fresh and green!


...and romantic!


Can you see those weird things in the tree?
They are "kääpä" in Finnish, they are some kind of mushrooms growing in old trees.
How cool!


It's time to have a little brake, and just relax. :)



Then it's time to walk forward.


We walk on the "pitkospuut", the wooden path on the ground.
There must be this wooden path, because the ground is so wet.



It was a nice place, this small natural park! :)


Posted Jul 21, 2012, 2:24 pm
Hei! Hello!

Today we visited in the Craft Museum of Finland.

Due to water damage, there were only small exhibitions of different things.
They all were very colourful and nice exhibitions! :)
Just look by yourself... I hope you can feel the atmosphere through these photos.

There's some Karelian national costumes.


And there's very old ski supplies.


This is very colourful art, isn't it?


This one is so colourful, too.
Do you think there's all the colours of the rainbow?
Well, they are different coloured coat hangers. It looks nice! :)


And what do you say about this? Even more colourful!!!  B)
On the floor there's many tiny marbles there.
And in the wall there's a lot chrocheting hotpads.
All together it looks nice, right?


We met our cousin there! :) She told us, that she is a handmade sheep.



Posted Jul 23, 2012, 10:39 am
Hei! Hello!

We got more company today.

A new ToyVoyager Ranja Dragon arrived from Germany.

I'm sure we will have lots of fun together!


Posted Jul 24, 2012, 4:07 pm
Hei! Hello!

Today we went to eat in the restaurant named Rosso.
It was a nice place, and food was very good.

First, we ate salad. Then we ate chicken-pineapple-cream sauce and a potato made in the oven.
And, for dessert, we ate a ball of ice cream and butterscotch sause.

It was so nice! :)


Posted Jul 27, 2012, 9:54 am
Hei! Hello!

We were walking outside today, and we saw some nice things. :)


We visited in a place called "kirkkopuisto" (a church park).
There we saw this beautiful church just in the middle of the park
surrounded by green grass, trees and beautiful flowers.
The church has buildt in 1880, and the architecht was L. I. Linqvist.




In the church park, there's a statue of Minna Canth (1844-1897).
She was a famous Finnish writer and social activist.
Her works addresses issues of women's rights.


There's another nice statue. :)




Posted Jul 27, 2012, 10:03 am
Hello again!

We visited also in "satama" (a harbour of Jyväskylä) today.
There we saw many great boats, for example s/s SUOMI. (Suomi means Finland).
The boat were sailing on the lake (you can see it on the picture behind us) when we sit on the sign of that boat. :)
It was a nice day.


Posted Jul 29, 2012, 4:39 pm

A new toy arrived today here. He is Rico the Tiger from Germany. 

We had a welcome party, we ate all chocolate candies what Rico brought from Germany. They were so yummy!  :p



Posted Jul 29, 2012, 4:49 pm

Today Kurnau wanted to show us something.
He said the place where we will go is great. He was so mysterious...  :thinking:
So, we went outside and started to walk.


Kurnau said this place is called Harju. It's like a small hill just next to city center. And there's such a great and long stairs there.



We all climbed up these long stairs.


Up there is the building called Vesilinna.
We were so exited, because Kurnau said we are going to up in this high tower to see great views!


There's the city center. And the lake in the picture is named Jyväsjärvi.
Look, the lake is so close to city center!!!
And by the way, did you know that there's about 188 000 lakes in total in Finland? Lots of lakes, isn't it? So cool!  B)


There's the sport stadium of Harju.


And there's the view to the direction where hostmom is living.
She is living just next to the lake. :)


On the downstairs of the building Vesilinna, there's the Natural History Museum (Keski-Suomen luontomuseo). We visited there.

There's hirvi (a moose). It's the biggest animal living in Finland.


There's joutsen (a swan). It's the national bird of Finland.


And there's susi (a wolf).


There were showing also some interesting informations about stone materials and Finnish nature.




It was such a great place to visit! :)


Posted Jul 29, 2012, 4:52 pm

We watched the Opening Seremony of the Olympic Games from TV.
It was a cool show!  B) 


Posted Jul 29, 2012, 4:57 pm
Hei! Hello!

We enjoyed the sunshine today.  B)

We went to see the lake just next to hostmom's home. We think she is so lucky to live in this beautiful surroundings: lots of trees and a lake just next to her home.

It's so Finnish thing: there's so much forests and lakes in nature of Finland.


Posted Jul 29, 2012, 5:01 pm
Hei! Hello!

Look what we found!!! :)
We both think this sign is nice. It's so nice to know how far away we are.
So many kilometres...


Posted Jul 30, 2012, 6:05 pm
Hei! Hello!

It's time to continue our honeymoon, and go to see new places in new country. We will travel to Japan!

Today we searched some information about Japan from Internet, and we found many beautiful pictures and interesting things. We both believe our journey there will be great. :)
We also looked the map of the world, and we noticed it's a long way to travel between Finland and Japan. It's good that we have each other, so don't have to travel alone.

Kurnau said goodbye to us. And then all others came to say it, too. All have been so nice to us, that we propably are going to miss them all. Finland was a nice place to visit.

But we are not only ones to leave here. There's three other ToyVoyagers saying goodbye, too. (Niiskuneiti, Druri and TobiHH will all travel to Germany.)

We are looking forward to see Japan! :)


Posted Jul 31, 2012, 9:46 am

We are already in our envelope, and travelling to Japan!
It's so dark here! Hopefully we will arrive soon and safe to our next host.
Goodbye Finland!

Japan, we are coming...


Posted Aug 19, 2012, 9:32 am
At last we arrived in Japan :D
It's very hot here. Let's step inside the house.

:) :) :)

Posted Aug 19, 2012, 9:58 am
Takamatsu-city faces the Seto Inland Sea which contains more than 2000 islands.
It's very calm water.

Posted Aug 26, 2012, 5:18 pm
Without a doubt, Chinese food is one of the most popular international cuisines in the world. Here in Japan, there are many Chinese restaurants and we can eat good lunch in a reasonable price.
;) ;) ;)

Posted Aug 26, 2012, 6:02 pm
We stands on the top of the mountain between 2 cities, Takamatsu and Sakaide. It's an amazing view of the Seto Inland Sea. Can you see the Seto Ohashi Bridge across the sea?
In mountain we saw a very strange statue of Ushi-Oni. It is a creature which appears in the folklore of Japan. :o

see you soon,

Posted Aug 29, 2012, 6:05 pm
;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

Posted Sep 12, 2012, 6:25 pm
The old photo studio, the location of the scenes in the movie "Crying Out Love, In the Center of the World"
We drove to the neighbor town Aji. This old photo studio was used a location in the movie. People in love visit here as a "holy" place :)
Just a few minutes walk took us to the coast. It's a beautiful day!

:D  :D :D

Socrates in Love (Crying Out Love, In the Center of the World)

Posted Sep 12, 2012, 6:44 pm
This is Ritsurin Garden, a typical Japanese garden. It is located in the center of the city, among the modern buildings.
For 228 years long since 1642, the Matsudaira family, the Federal Lord of Takamatsu owned and maintained the garden. Today the garden is open to public.

Posted Sep 25, 2012, 7:10 pm
Sayonara, Japan
hanachan added some note pages to our passport. It's nice printing of Sakura flowers.
We folded origami paper into pretty shirts. These are souvenir of Japan. Tomorrow we're leaving for the new place.
See you soon!

;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

Posted Dec 13, 2012, 10:22 am
Being the ultimate manly sheep I am, I of course wanted to go to the Bermuda Triangle in order to experience some great adventure. I was sure that Mrs. Honeymoon and me would face whatever danger was to be faced there (well, ok, I wanted to save Mrs. Honeymoon from some small fish, and be her hero)

However, our trip ended up a small disaster.  :(  We got lost - who would ever expect that these rumours turn out to be true  :o

Then we met a small monster. But this one was nice!  :o So I couldn't even save Mrs. Honeymoon to become her hero. Fortunately,  the monster showed us to some post office, and now we are on our way back home- even though i hope our stay home will be only for a short time- our honeymoon hasn't stopped yet...  :D

Posted Dec 13, 2012, 10:28 am
Hi there! This is Mrs. Honeymoon.

Today we arrived savely back home (even thoug we don't want to stay here for long, I was very happy to be there)

We met another Toyvoyager, called  Drescher  who is a really nice fellow. He showed us immediately into the new life size Advent calendar- It did not only look beautiful, but the sweet treats also tasted very yummy.

We also met a snowmen, who was looking beautiful- so we decided to take some pictures. When we looked at them all men told me what a shining beauty I was (I guess, given how I look on the pictures, that is true  ;)  )

Love, Mrs. Honeymoon

Posted Dec 17, 2012, 10:18 am
Today we went to the Schönbrunner Christkindl market to celebrate a Birthday. We had a lot of fun with Drescher , the other toy, who is visiting right now. He has many exciting stories to share, as he has been travelling for quite a while now.

First we had a punsch together, which we really enjoyed. After that we went for a short walk in the palace garden. There we saw lots of ducks, which were really hungry. Luckily we had some nuts to share.

In the evening we went to a very romantic musical- The Beauty and the Beast. I really loved the music.

Love, Mrs. Hneymoon

Posted Jan 31, 2013, 5:24 pm

After a long and a little bit uncomfortable journey - in an envelope  ;) - in the x-mas-time, we arrived in Wolfsburg.
At first we had a nice and relaxed time there to recover from the exertive journey.
But now we visited the famous AUTOSTADT at last. And it was great there, so interesting and so nice to see and… but have a look…


Posted Jan 31, 2013, 5:30 pm
We started in the park and saw the two famous “AutoTürme”. They are the Autostadt’s landmark and the depot for 800 new cars – at night illuminated, how romantic  ;)
You can see them beyond the Autostadt. They are 48 meters high totally automatic shelves and cater for delivery round about 600 cars a day, so not only nice to look at.  ;)
We heard it is a nice feeling to receive a new car (in the Kundencenter next to the “Towers”) with the knowledge that it was “parked” there before – cool…  ;)


Posted Jan 31, 2013, 5:32 pm
Then we saw lots of different cars - like the New Beetle Cabrio or the Bugatti Veyron 16.4. We tested them at its best and the possibilities we had and… we couldn’t agree which one we should take to continue our journey…  ;)

Posted Jan 31, 2013, 5:34 pm
Our next short stop during the walk in the park of the Autostadt was at the front of the famous Ritz Carlton.

Posted Jan 31, 2013, 5:36 pm
From there we continued our walk and came to the “harbour”. There we had the perspective of the enormous giant power station (the famous and important “Kraftwerk” with the four chimneys and the VW-factory’s landmark) and the Mittellandkanal.
What an impression!!  :o


Posted Jan 31, 2013, 5:39 pm
There we stayed some time, enjoyed all these impressions and additionally a little sun-bath in the midst of the snow on the “Verkehrsübungsplatz” for kids who could make their first “driving licences” on little beetles there.  :D


Posted Jan 31, 2013, 5:41 pm
Closing and overall we can say it was a very very interesting, exciting, fascinating and sometimes romantic visit in the Autostadt and all in all a nice trip to Wolfsburg.  :)
We can advice it…  ;)

Posted Jan 31, 2013, 5:44 pm
Now we have to get ready to check in up in the next envelope by plane to get to our next honeymoon-station…  ;)

So, bye bye… see you soon…  ;)

Kisses from WOB :*
Mrs. & Mr. Honeymoon

Posted Feb 21, 2013, 6:24 pm
Hello this is Mr.and Mrs.Honeymooners!
We have arrived in City of angels - Los Angeles, United States!

What a beautiful day at the downtown today!
we are here with freestyle and her friends, driving around
the town and give us a little tour  :D


Look at all the tall buildings! I wonder who lives in there?

and we passed by the famous Beverly Hills!
too bad we didn't see any celebrity  :(

then we went to a flea market, it was nice to see many shops and vendors!

I wonder where we will go next?

Posted Mar 12, 2013, 4:34 pm
Hello everyone!
Last night our host freestyle took us to Downtown Disney in Anaheim City, it's right next to the world famous Disneyland, we were very excited!


Downtown Disney is a place to shop, eat and enjoy, there were many live music and stores, it was very cool.

There's a Lego store, everything in there was made out of legos!

and of course we have to visit the Disney Store, it's so huge!

Mickey and Minnie mouse just got married too  :D

Linda Fdph

Posted May 5, 2013, 3:59 pm

we arrived in Bali Indonesia

Now, we are being located at Sanur Beach, during the low tides, enjoyed the romantic times in the tropical Island of Bali ^^

with love
Linda Fdph

Posted May 16, 2013, 8:28 am
Hello ^^

Here we are visited  The Werdhi Budaya Art Centre, located at Nusa Indah Street is the heart Denpasar City of Bali Island. The Werdhi Budaya Art Centre was started in 1973 and finished in 1976. The Werdhi Budaya Art Centreits one of the largest and most complete in series of cultural centres built throughout the archipelago by the Indonesian Government over the last decade.

Designed by Bali's foremost architect, Ida Bagus Tugur, the vast complex is apart from its very real cultural function, a showplace for Balinese Arts and Palace Architecture at its most opulent.

Love from Bali

Linda Fdph

Posted May 25, 2013, 3:37 pm

Today is holiday in Indonesia
so, we decided to enjoy the picnic in The Beach
Sanur beach always be Linda favorite beach in Bali. Its near from her house, and only take some minutes by riding her motorcyle
Today is sunny day, with temperature 31 degree Celcius.
We enjoy the Jukung ( traditional Balinese ship ) there and the white sandy. Really romantic time

Luv from Bali
Linda Fdph

Posted Jun 5, 2013, 3:13 pm
Hello Mum

Now we enjoy an experience ,  riding  Balinese traditional small wooden boat, called “Jukung”. Jukung is known as traditional fishing boat which lined on Sanur coastal line.

From Sanur with Love

Linda Fdph

Posted Jun 14, 2013, 5:37 pm

We are being located in The Diamond Bali wedding pavilion at Sanur Bali. The Diamond Bali is 15 meter tall of blue glass diamond shaped in a beautiful garden and surrounded by flowing water, the clear ocean view and white sandy beach panorama could be seen through the diamond glass.
Its a very beautiful place :)

Linda Fdph

Posted Jul 7, 2013, 3:54 am
We are at Bajra Sandhi Monument.
This Monument is recognized by the name of Bajra Sandhi because it's form is looking like Bajra or Genta or bell used by all Hindu Priest in reading off Weda holy sentence (mantra) at religious ceremony.
The Building Monument of Bajra Sandhi
The existence of physical building is strongly relating to the meaning of Hinduism philosophy, namely Yoni colossus. The monument is likely colossus device meanwhile the building base as yoni. From other side, the Yoni colossus is also describing the story of twiddling Mandhara Giri at Ksirarnawa which is taken away from passage of Adi Parwa (Hindu's Book).
This building Monument is consisted of:

    Jar of Amertha symbol by Kumba (a kind of pot) what is seen on the top monument.
    The Dragon Basuki tail exists near by Swamba and its head at entrance gate
    The body of Bedawang Akupa realized at its base of monument and the head at entrance gate
    Mount of Mandara Giri realized by the high of monument boosting
    Pool encircle the monument is supposing as Ksirarnawa (milk ocean).

Linda Fdph

Posted Jul 19, 2013, 1:28 am

We are with Balinese traditional food and sweets
The food rich with many local herbs

Linda Fdph

Posted Aug 13, 2013, 9:38 am

This is our last updates from tropical island, Bali- Indonesia


Posted Nov 24, 2013, 7:22 pm
After many days with rainy weather we finally had the chance to go outside. We decided to go on a walk through the so called Stadtwald, a wood, which belongs to Bruchsal.


Here you see the result of what happens, if bark beetles hit a tree.


The tree, which you see behind, which is snapped off, also had the bark beetles.


Usually this tree doesn't lose it's needles.


This is the place, where my host's class will lay out a field of walnuts and black walnuts in end of November.


We found a tree, where deers rub their antlers.


Not far away from this place we saw a deeryard.


There are many badger sets, too.



Parts of the forest seem like a jungle.



The fields are harvested and the trees are beautiful in their colours now.










Posted Nov 24, 2013, 7:29 pm
The weather was nice again, so we decided to go on another walk. We passed the church St. Peter. It is a beautiful baroque church, which is located next to the graveyard.



During World War II. about 80 % of Bruchsal was destroyed, but there are still some nice houses left.


These two houses are next to the river Saalbach, which flows through Bruchsal.



Then we left the town again to take some fresh breaths without exhaust fumes.


We passed some vineyards.



It got really cold, so we decided to walk home again. Do you see the two towers? They belong to the church St. Peter and we live close to this church at the moment.


Bruchsal is located at the edge of Kraichgau hill country to Rhine valley, which ups and downs you can see on the photos above too.

Posted Nov 24, 2013, 7:32 pm
We left Bruchsal to drive to my host's aunt and uncle, who live in Mannheim. I'm curious to get to know this city or at least a part of it. We came past the beautiful baroque palace of Bruchsal.


Posted Nov 24, 2013, 7:38 pm
We didn't go out in Mannheim, but I hope, you will enjoy the photos anyway.
I loved the flowers on the balcony.





We were really high above the street, you see.




In the early evening it was time to say goodbye and drive home again.


I've seen the television tower.



Soon we are on the autobahn, the German freeway.


Posted Nov 24, 2013, 7:56 pm
The next day we thought it would be a good idea, to go on another trip. The weather was nice, but we didn't think of the short holiday break many people had, so there was a lot of traffic on the road and we didn't get far within an hour. So the only thing we did was driving and standing in the traffic jam and taking a photo now and then. I really hope to see more of Stuttgart one day. Stuttgart is the main city of the federal state Baden-Württemberg.


We came past the Porsche Museum.



If we would have had enough time, we could have seen the Wilhelma, the zoo in Stuttgart.


Posted Mar 16, 2014, 6:03 pm
Today we were allowed to travel with our host and her husband. We were really curious, because we didn't know the destination. We had a nice place in the car, though, so we had been able to take a look at the surrounding area.


Posted Mar 16, 2014, 6:22 pm
It was a really nice day with beautiful weather, so we decided to stop in Calw and take a walk there and also visit the Herrmann Hesse Museum.
Calw is located in the northern Black Forest and is approximately 18 kilometers south of Pforzheim and 33 kilometers west of Stuttgart. It was first mentioned in records in 1075.
There are many nice halftimbered houses as you can see in our photos.





We saw parts of the original fortifications constructed before 1500 - it was really a small part of it.


This is a part of the market place. Some of the photos we already showed above.



Then we visited the museum. Hermann Hesse (German: [ˈhɛɐ̯man ˈhɛsə]; 2 July 1877 – 9 August 1962) was a German poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an individual's search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature.



Posted Mar 16, 2014, 6:50 pm
Then we drove on and soon we arrived in our hotel in Herrenberg, where we planned to stay over night.


Posted Mar 16, 2014, 7:27 pm
The sun was still shining and it wasn't too cold, so we decided to go on another walk through another town.
Herrenberg is a town in the middle of Baden-Württemberg, about 30 km south of Stuttgart and 20 km from Tübingen.
Herrenberg is situated on the western edge of the Schönbuch forest and is a central town within the Gäu region. It was founded in the 13th century. In 1278, Herrenberg was first documentated, although Pfalzgraf Rudolf von Tübingen already wrote in 1228 "castrum nostrum herrenberc" into a certificate. From 1276, the church building was started, which at the time, had two towers.

The symbol of the town, the traditional church "Stiftskirche", with its Glockenmuseum (bell museum) in the tower, as well as the "Herrenberger Rathaus" (town hall) and the historical ruins of the castle "Schlossberg", are an attrictive destination for tourists of all over the world. There are guided tours (some in English) as well through the historical buildings of the town. Large sections of the old city wall are still standing (or have been rebuilt) and numerous timber-framed houses fill the "Old Town" surrounding the "Marktplatz" (market place)

view to "Stiftskirche"


We're standing on the stairs, which lead to the church.




Here we're standing in front of the church looking down on the town.





The half timbered houses of Herrenberg are even more beautiful than those in Calw. We loved them and would have liked to stay for a longer time.





Then we walked back to the hotel, because we attended a Musical Krimi Dinner there.

Posted Mar 16, 2014, 8:09 pm
On our way home we drove to Stuttgart and visited the Mercedes Benz Museum. It was the best thing to do with this rainy weather.
The Mercedes-Benz Museum is an automobile museum in Stuttgart, Germany. It covers the history of the Mercedes-Benz brand and the brands associated with it. Stuttgart is home to the Mercedes-Benz brand and the international headquarters of Daimler AG.


That would have been a nice car for our wedding.


With this bus we would have been able to carry all our guests.


But maybe we would have prefered this one. It really looks great.


Or maybe this one???


Team touring coach 1974




After hours in this museum we really were tired and drove home again. It was a great weekend.

the Honeymooners

Posted Mar 30, 2014, 8:45 am
Today we were invited to a birthday party. We had some delicious dishes as you can see.


Later we enjoyed the view down on Bruchsal.




Posted Mar 30, 2014, 9:00 am
For Christmas we had the same meal as every year in this family:
chicken fricassee, pie-crust and corn salad.


Later we celebrated the birth of Jesus, our Christkind.


Posted Apr 19, 2014, 6:16 pm
We went on a walk and passed the church St. Peter.

On the opposite of the church you can see these statues.


The Saalbach is a river, that flows through Bruchsal. Last year it had really high water, but this year had been too less rain, so it is lower than 30 cm.




We asked our host to take this nice photo of us. You can see the baroque church St. Peter in the far. Our hosts live close to this church.


We walked over the Nepumuk bridge.



Posted Apr 19, 2014, 6:34 pm
On 6th January each year my hosts celebrate Epiphany, what the call "Heilige drei Könige" - holy three kings. On two days children walk from house to house dressed as three kings and star carrier. They sing and ask for money for poor children. They don't only receive money, but also a lot of sweets. The sweets are for the children, who walk as star singers, that's what these three kings and star carrier are called. They bring the money and sweets to the parish hall. There they give the money away to the man, who takes care for the donation.
After dinner on the second evening the star singers receive a bag full of sweets. You can see the bags here.

Oh, I forgot: There are also bags for donation to the children's home and market, where poor people can buy things they need.


Posted Apr 19, 2014, 7:08 pm
In the evening we sat next to the small crib under the Christmas tree. It is the crib with which one can play. There is another drib, a wooden crib, but it is forbidden to play with this one. Did our host really think, that we would play with the figures? She didn't let us even close to the other crib.




Usually the Christmas tree is in the living room from23rd or 24th December until 6th January (including) or latest until Maria Lichtmess, which is celebrated on 2nd February. Many people put the tree up sooner now, but that isn't really a German tradition.

Posted Apr 19, 2014, 7:23 pm
It was the second day of star singers and in the evening all three children of our hosts came home with a bag full of sweets. They like to sort them on the floor and exchange those they like and don't like, so that everyone has more things they like. Of course they eat those sweets not in one or two months. They sometimes need nearly a whole year, although they sometimes give away some sweets too.


Today isn't only Epiphany, but also my host's husband birthday. So we had guests in the evening, who enjoyed a tasty potatoe soup.


Posted Apr 19, 2014, 7:38 pm
Today we wanted to take some nice photos, but when we climbed out of the car, we had to realize, that it was a too cold wind. Maybe you can see it in our faces.
So we only took this one photo of the church in Stettfeld, Baden-Württemberg.


Posted Apr 21, 2014, 1:20 pm
I don't know, what my hosts did during the last four weeks, but they did nothing together with me. Today they decided to go on a walk and they took me with them.


Posted Apr 21, 2014, 2:01 pm
Today we were invited to go on a trip with our host and her friend. They wanted to walk the way, that they planned to walk together with their teacher colleagues. We needed two hours for the walk along the river Rhine. The Rhine is the twelth longerst river in Europe and the longest river in Germany. The part, where we walked, belongs to the Upper Rhine. The "Upper Rhine" is one of four sections (High Rhine, Upper Rhine, Middle Rhine, Lower Rhine) of the river between Lake Constance and the North Sea. The largest cities along the river are Basel, Mulhouse, Strasbourg, Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Mainz. The Upper Rhine was straightened between 1817 and 1876, but you still can see the arms of the old river.




We were still on the right side of the river, but you already can see the towers of the Speyer cathedral.


Posted Apr 21, 2014, 9:11 pm
Speyer (formerly known as Spires in English) is a city of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany with approximately 50,000 inhabitants.
Speyer is dominated by the Speyer Cathedral, a number of churches and the Altpörtel (old gate). In the cathedral, beneath the high altar, are the tombs of eight Holy Roman emperors and German kings.


Posted May 11, 2014, 12:59 pm
Together with my host and toyvoyager friends I drove to Bad Wildbad to attend a further training in English communication. It was really fun and we all learnt a lot - even I did.
It was a bit sad, that my host had a sore throat and so she didn't want to go on long walks through the town.



Posted May 11, 2014, 1:22 pm
The next day we attented a lesson about Michelle Obama's life and helped to write down all the numbers we've heard, while our trainer read the text. On the photo you see our trainer's little helper, the white teddy, but I forgot his name.



Posted May 11, 2014, 7:47 pm
Today we were really excited, because we were allowed to visit all those places, where newly wed couples go to take wonderful photos.
The Belvedere on the edge of the "Stadtgarten" was built by Leonhard Stahl in 1756 as a hunting lodge for Prince Bishop Franz Christoph von Hutten. The location was chosen so that the lodge would command an unspoiled view of the palace, town and Rhine rift valley beyond.

Especially worthy of note are the two towers, each of which has a viewing platform topped with a Chinese-style baldachin – an example of the fashion for chinoiserie prevalent at that time. Today, the Belvedere is used as a venue for concerts and theatre productions.




In the background you see a grammar school, which is in the building of the former reservoir.


Then we walked down to the baroque palace and passed by the county court and its nice fountain, which is called Amalienbrunnen or snail fountain.





Posted May 27, 2014, 8:43 pm
We passed the Damianstor (Damian's gate). Nowadays it houses art exhibitions.


Then we walked into the front garden of the baroque palace and took a photo standing in front of the back entrance of the church. You can see the county court, the prison tower and the Damianstor.


Just enjoy the photos around the palace. We think it is one of the most beautiful baroque palaces at least in Germany.





There are statues of the four seasons. This is summer.



And there are four statues, which show the four elements: water, fire, earth and air. This statue is water.


Close to the palace garden you still can find some of Bruchsal's oldest houses.



This street is close to the citizen park. There are also some beautiful old houses here. About 80% of Bruchsal was destroyed during World War II and so was the biggest part of the palace too. The palace was rebuilt during the 70th. So we really were  happy to see, that there are still some of the old houses.


Next to the tower of the ancient castle they built the citizen centre and park.





Posted May 31, 2014, 7:18 am
Today we were invited to join our host and some of her teacher colleagues at a trip to Hauenstein. They stayed there over night, because they wanted to hike through the wood there. The weather seemed like, hm - will it rain or not???


Later that day we had a really good view over the Palatinate Mountains.



We also took some group photos there.




We had to walk along narrow and steep paths.


Posted May 31, 2014, 8:45 am
Our farewell photos at the Paddelweiher with Zottel, the headmaster.