Captain, near Pordoi, Italy

Philliph O-Feld

Posted Jan 19, 2012, 6:18 pm

My Hosts:
1.At home- with my mom
2.Bochum, Germany- with Shilo
3.Nuthetal, Germany- with Schnutenfussel

Moin, Moin you landlubbers,

My name is Captain and I'm an old sea bear. I have spent many years on the high seas. Actually it came me quite well, but one day I lost my ship and my crew during a heavy storm. Phillip O-Feld, Isabel and Babuo were suddenly disappeared! But I swam for my life and had some turbulent years before I found out that my crew are now ToyVoyagers. Among other things I've discovered America with Columbus, was on the first expedition to the North Pole, I have seen the paradise and had already experienced some adventures with Captain Jack Sparrow. But now my crew tell me how much more exciting the life of a ToyVoyager is and I decided to become one. So you can get to know me, here's my profile:

Name: Captain, what else?
Address: Oh...I'm here and there and everywhere.
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Brown, too.
special characteristics: I seem a little bit grumpy sometimes, but I'm really quite nice.
Favorit Colour: Blue, like the sea.
Favorit Food: Fish and Crabs
My favorit song: The Soundtrack of Pirates of the Caribbean

That's it for now, but you hear from me again, I swear.

Philliph O-Feld

Posted Jan 20, 2012, 11:47 am
Hello everybody,

here are some photos of me. I hope you enjoy them.

Bye, bye.

Philliph O-Feld

Posted Jan 22, 2012, 4:58 pm
Moin, moin,

today I was outside in the Garden. The weather was quite good. So I'm driven with a raft and enjoy the day.

On the one picture you can see me travel book. It travels with me.

See you soon.

Philliph O-Feld

Posted Jan 22, 2012, 5:18 pm
Its me again!

Today its my Birthday. The same day like the Memorial Day of Vincent of Saragossa. He is the Patron saint of sailors.

Iīve got a great colourfull ball. I really like this present.

Happy Birthday to me.

Philliph O-Feld

Posted Jan 24, 2012, 1:24 pm
Hi there,

Today I have relaxed in my favorite "tree" and ate cheesecake. Yummy! :)

Philliph O-Feld

Posted Jan 24, 2012, 1:33 pm
Moin, Moin,

what a day! (Until now;) ) First, I helped my mom pack up the gift for her sister. But you see it only packed so that she can not see it accidentally.

After it I saw out the window and dreamed...

In love: Your Captain
Philliph O-Feld

Posted Jan 25, 2012, 6:00 pm
Hello everyone!

Today we had nothing to do. So decided Eska, Karlos, UrselHH and I play hide. Eska had to look. :(
After Eska counted to ten, she began  to look for the others. First, I was found because I was laughing so much..:) Then we went together to the search. The second we have found was Karlos. He was hiding behind a cat's scratching post. Finally, we had to search Ursel HH. As a mouse she was the best at hiding. But after a long time Karlos found her. We had a lot of fun. :) .


Posted Feb 11, 2012, 8:17 am
Hi Mum!

Today I arrived at Bochum.  After my new host mum took me out of her postbox, she brought me to her living room.

When the envelope was opened I could see a lot of other TVís waiting for me. There were Happy Ping, Snowball, PinkyHH and Ranil who also arrived today.
They gave me a warm welcome and hugged me.

After this very nice welcome I showed them my travel book. They were excited about it.

Later we started to make us costumes for Venice. First we helped Ping sewing a hat. It was really funny, but also a lot of work.

Hmm I donít know what I could sew me. And what cloth I should take. I think Pinky also didnít know.

What do you think about a cool scarf? I like it and I could use it, when I go to the see some day again.

Everyone made something else as costume. Here you can see a group picture.

Now the carnival can come.

See you

Your Captain

Posted Feb 12, 2012, 10:48 pm
Hi Mum!

Tomorrow we were flying to Venice, I am very excited about it. But today, we went to friends from my host parents. Here we met two new friends, Hubertus the monk and Cosy the Teddy.

In the evening we were playing some games.  Hubertus gave us some sweets before we started playing. They were really yummy.  After that Cosy taught us the rules of the game ďEl GrandeĒ.

Pinky and I played together against the others. It made a lot of fun.

Snowball had won the game. But Pinky and I made the second place.

After that we played ďTriominoĒ. Itís a really cool game.

See you in Venice


Posted Feb 13, 2012, 10:33 pm
Hello Mum.

Iím so happy, because today we were flying to Venice. Itís the first time that I will fly with a plane. Will it be like sailing on a boat?
We drove to DŁsseldorf airport. There we went to the waiting area and took a seat.

While we were waiting for the boarding, we looked out of the window and watched the other planes starting and landing.

Finally we are on the plane and make ourselves comfortable. Iím really curious how the flight will be.

Wow what a cool view. I could look really far from here.,

Here you could see the Alps.

After over one hour we had a safe landing. Now we have to get our suitcases. Itís very funny watching the bags go around the conveyor.

When we arrived at the hotel, we were really tired from the flight. So we decided to go to bed.

Good night

Your Captain

Posted Feb 15, 2012, 10:49 pm
Good Morning Mum!

Today is our first day in Venice. Iím so happy about it and a little curious how it will be there.

Venice is connected to the mainland with a gigantic bridge. You could cross the bridge by train, car, bus or you could walk. We went there by bus, because the bus stop is next to our hotel. Unfortunately we couldnít take pictures from our tour, because it was too full in the bus.

We arrived in Venice at a big bus station.

From there we started our tour through the streets. We were just looking around and saw a lot of cool places.

Here you could see the view from the famous Rialto Bridge over the Canal Grande. It is really wonderfull.

After that, we arrived at the Piazza de San Marco. Here we could see the Basilica di San Marco, a beautiful church and Campanile di San Marco, a very high bell tower.

At the Piazza were a lot of tourists and people in wonderful costumes. Mum, this carnival seems to be really great.

After we walked around the Piazza for a while we decided to go somewhere else. So we went down to the promenade at the water.

After a while we decided to go back into the city and came to a park. Here we saw a cool statue with a big lion.

We walked a long time through the streets and saw a lot of interesting streets and houses.

Later we went to a little restaurant and ate something.

When it was getting dark, we decided to go home.

See you

Your Captain


Posted Feb 17, 2012, 11:11 am
Bongiorno Mum!

I wish you a happy Valentineís Day!

Today is our second day in Venice. Iím curious what this day will bring.
When we arrived at the bus station in Venice, we decided to take one of the waterbuses, called vaporetti, to San Marco.
We got the chance, to have a look around the lagoon and the canal. It was very interesting.

When we arrived at San Marco, we went to the Basilika di San Marco.
It is the most famous of the city's churches, constructed in 828, and one of the best known examples of Byzantine architecture. Originally it was the chapel of the Doge, and has only been the city's cathedral since 1807. For its opulent design, gilded Byzantine mosaics, and its status as a symbol of Venetian wealth and power, from the 11th century on the building has been known by the nickname Chiesa d'Oro (Church of gold).

Woooow, this church is really awesome. It looks like everything is out of gold. Everywhere we could see great paintings on the walls and the ceiling. Have you ever seen something so impressive?

Then we went to the treasure chamber. Here we could see golden candleholders, crosses and a lot more. It was very interesting.

After that we went up to the top of the church. Here were a lot of cool things to see at the St Markís Museum. From here you got a wonderful view into the nave.

Especially one room in the Museum was very great. The painting on the ceiling was very impressive.

Then we went outside on the balcony. From here we got a great view over the Piazza San Marco and the sea promenade.

The Horses of Saint Mark were installed on the basilica in about 1254. After a long restoration, since the 1990s they have been kept in St Markís Museum (inside the basilica). The horses now on the facade of the cathedral are bronze replicas.

We spend the rest of the day on the Piazza and the Promenade.

Here we wanted to use the time to enjoy the impression of the carnival.
It is said that the Carnival of Venice was originated from a victory of the "Repubblica della Serenissima", Venice previous name, against the Patriarch of Aquileia, Ulrico in the year 1162. In the honor of this victory, the people started to dance and make reunions in San Marco Square. Apparently this festival started on that period and become official in the renaissance. After a long absence, the carnival return to operate in 1979.
It was great to see all these different costumes.

Posted Feb 19, 2012, 10:11 pm
Good Morning Mum!

Today started with a big surprise for host dad. When he came out of the bathroom, he saw the candles and a balloon in the shape of a heart, that host mum had prepared for their wedding day. He was very happy about it.

After the breakfast we went to Venice. From the Bus station we took the waterbus to Murano. Before we reached Murano we stopped at Cimitero di san Michele, the Graveyard Island.

It was a very impressive graveyard. When we entered it, we saw hundreds of white crosses. On most of them where pictures of dead. Everywhere where flowers, so everything looks very colorful. I have never seen something like that before.
After that we reached big white walls with lots and lots of names and pictures of people that had passed away. There were also a lot of flowers for them. It reminded me a little of the pictures of American graveyards.
Out of respect for the dead, we took only Pictures from the outside.

After our short stop, we reached Murano.

Here we could see wonderful glass art, but it wasnít allowed to take photos in the shops.
But when we walked through the streets we found three great sculptures there.

Later we also found a small restaurant, which has decorated the tables outside with some beautiful glass flowers. 

After a while, we went back to the San Marco Piazza. There we decided to go and have a look at the Palazzo Ducale.
The Doge's Palace is a gothic palace and was the residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the Republic of Venice. 

Sadly we werenít allowed to take pictures from the wonderful paintings and sculptures inside. So I canít show you how great the biggest wall painting in the world looks like. But we could take some Pictures with some sculptures outside. 

The court and the prisons were originally in the Doge's Palace. A famous inmate was Giacomo Casanova. The new prison was built across the Rio de Palazzo from the palace. It was connected to the palace by the Bridge of Sighs.
At first it was a little bit scary to look around the prison, but then it was very interesting. The cells were really small.  And on the walls you could see some texts that the inmates had written on them.

We walked over the Bridge of Sights, to the new prison. When we watched out of the small window, we could see the lagoon.

We spend the rest of the day at the Piazza and looked at the people in the wonderful costumes.

When it was getting dark, we took the bus back to the hotel 

Posted Feb 20, 2012, 12:15 pm
Hello Mum.

Today was our last day in Venice. I was a little bit sad about it, but we wanted to enjoy this last day. And at the end, it was the best day that we had here in Venice.

It was the last time, we took the bus to Venice. And today we could take some Pictures from our tour.

We took the waterbus to the Santa Maria Della Salute church. On the way to the church we had a great look around Venice from the Canal Grande.

In Venice everything was transported on boats.

On the place before the church, were a lot of people in costumes, which we havenít seen before.

And the best was that we got the chance to take some pictures with them together today. They were really friendly and it made a lot of fun, making photos together.

This group comes from Vienna. They wanted to know more about us and Toy Voyagers, so host mum told them a little bit.

After a while we decided to have a look at the church.

Later we went back to the Piazza San Marco with the waterbus. We planned to climb up the Campanile di San Marco, the high Clock tower on the Piazza.
From so high above we had a wonderful look over Venice. Everything seemed to be so extremely small.

This is the Bridge between Venice and the Mainland.

And this is the stage for the Carnival contest

Here you could see the old bells.

Then we went down to the Piazza again and enjoyed the rest of the day while watching some more costumes.

It was really a great ending of our trip to Venice today. I hope I get the chance to come here again.

Posted Feb 21, 2012, 8:03 pm
Good Morning Mum!

Today host mum told me, that I will travel to my next host. Iím really curious how it will be there.

Because this is the last time that we were all together, we planned to go bowling. Ping had told us about it and it sounds really funny.
First we looked around and Ping explained us, how to play.

After that, I was searching for a bowling ball. Hmm I think I will take the blue one, it reminds me of the sea.

Hmm this coke was really yummy.

And when nobody was watching, I tasted the beer. But I didnít like it.

Because it was Saturday night there where a competition, which lane was the best in a certain time. Yeah, we made the third place in the competition.

While it was Pings turn Ranil and I were playing around

After a time, we needed a little Break. This game is very exhausting.

Then it was my turn. I think I was really good in this game.

At the end we were waiting for the final result.

Ping was the winner and Snowball made the last place. So she was a little bit disappointed

Now we are all very tired. Letís go to bed.

Bowling made a lot of fun and I think it was a great ending of the time that we spend together.

Bye bye

Posted Feb 21, 2012, 9:57 pm
I am very happy because, today I will travel to my new host.
Ping is also traveling to his first host today. I wish him a great journey.

So I have to say goodbye to my new friends.

My friends hugged and said goodbye to me. I think I will miss my new friends. But hopefully we will meet again one day.

Before Captain and I left, Happy sang us a wonderful song.

We made one last group picture together

Then Ping and I went into our envelops.

Good bye everyone

Posted Feb 23, 2012, 4:31 pm
meet Schnutenfussel and BineHH...

Posted Mar 4, 2012, 7:03 pm
up to Piz BoŤ
with BineHH
and Schnuti

Posted Mar 4, 2012, 7:16 pm
the highest place in the Dolomites
3264m Marmolada
there was very windy

Posted Mar 4, 2012, 7:22 pm
on Board...