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Dortmund, Germany - 2nd April 2012

By: dragonfly

Hello Mom! I arrived safely here! Unfortunately, it was pretty rainy at the beginning! But yesterday the weather was again a bit nicer and we went to a small farm.


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Dortmund, Germany - 22nd May 2012

By: dragonfly

Hi Mummy! I'm sorry the I can sign again until so late! But I'm fine! Now I will tell you once again show a few photos from our last excursion. We were at the High Syburg, there are size and known monuments


Hope you like it!

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Dortmund, Germany - 30th June 2012

By: dragonfly

Hi mommy. Today this is my last post. if you read it, I'm already on the journey to my next place aufentals
Today I will show you some nice pictures from the zoo. We have seen some beautiful animals ...


I really hope you like the pictures!

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Laubach, Germany - 9th July 2012

By: Eustachia

Hello mummy  :D

Today i arrived at my new host Eustachia, in Laubach (Hesse). And this is my fifth picture of a place-name sign  B)


The weather is beautiful and i'm very excited to see more of Laubach and neighborhood.

More updates later.



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Dortmund, Germany - 25th September 2012

By: La_Kate_Boheme

Hey Mummy,

I arrived in Dortmund today, yay!! I've already been to Dortmund a few months ago but I stayed with another host. I'm so curious what I'm gonna see this time. :) My new host told me that I'm gonna visit Bochum very often, it's a city next to Dortmund.

Well, TezTez and Commodore Quack welcomed me in Dortmund, they are both very nice :) I brought a cute postcard with me with some nice words from my former host, my new host Kate says "Thank you" :)


We enjoyed the day outdoors and took a walk through a forest :)


It's been an exiting day with many new impressions and some nice new friends. I need some sleep now :)


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Bochum, Germany - 29th September 2012

By: La_Kate_Boheme

Hi Mummy,

it's Commodore Quacks birthday today :) TezTez, my host and me sang a Happy-Birthday-Song for him and he got a present. He really had no idea what it was and he was very excited :)


Commodore Quack unwrapped it and saw a necklace with a wheel!! We told him that he got a wheel because of his love for boats and the sea. He loves it!! :)


He gave TezTez and me a big hug and gave thanks to us. He wouldn't have thought that he'd get such a nice present :)


In the afternoon Kate showed us the theatre of the musical "Starlight Express" in Bochum. The theatre is very close to our home here in Bochum, it's just 10 minutes by foot. My host is a huge fan :) It was composed by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber. It's a musical about the world championship of some trains. Engines from all over the world try to win the championship, the maincharacters are Greaseball - the Diesel engine, Electra - the electric engine and Rusty - the steam engine. Besides it's about finding some self-confidence and the true love.
It will celebrate its 25th anniversary next year!! It's the musical with the longest repertory season in Germany (it opened in Germany in 1988) and there's a world record for the most visitors to a musical in a single theatre. This theatre was especially built for this show. The musical is also currently on tour through the UK.


This is a train which is placed on the forecourt of the theatre, apposite to the theme of the musical :)


Have a nice evening, Mum!! :)


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Bochum, Germany - 1st October 2012

By: La_Kate_Boheme

Hey Mummy :)

The weather was absolutely beautiful today!! The weather forecast for the next days isn't good, it says that it'll rain as from tomorrow, so we decided to enjoy the last sunny day. We took a walk around a lake, called "Ümminger See", it was so nice!!  B)
We crossed a little bridge, I think it looks pretty with the trees on both endings.


This is the big lake :)


Here you can see a small pond which is next to the lake:


There was a tree with a hole, it was so cosy in there.  :rolleyes:


Oh what a lovely day, the sunshine combinded with the lake and the setting was awesome  B)
I really hope you had a nice day.


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East Frisia, North Sea Coast, Germany - 2nd October 2012

By: La_Kate_Boheme

Hi Mummy!!

You won't believe it, we made a trip to the german North Sea coast :) We visited many little towns in the East Frisia region, located in Lower Saxony. We started in Greetsiel. There are twin windmills which are very very old.


Afterwards we visited a small town called "Neßmersiel". Well, it's more a holiday resort than a normal town. My host used to spend her holidays there for many years since she was a child. Neßmersiel belongs to the county of Aurich.


There's an old sluice, but it's not used anymore. Besides there's an old windmill. The sails of the windmill don't exist anymore, so it doesn't work :D


Neßmersiel lies directly behind a dike, cows are grazing there during the day.


Our next stop was in Neuharlingersiel. It's a lovely fishing village with a small harbour. My host told me that there are more boats normally, it looks a bit 'empty' on this picture.


And finally our last stop was in Carolinensiel, another lovely fishing village. We saw a paddle steamer there!! It was so nice :)


In Carolinensiel were many more boats than in Neuharlingersiel :)


Oh it was such a lovely day. I loved being on the coast, seeing so many boats and scenting the air of the sea. :) But it was a loooong day... The journey there took more than 3 and a half hours by car and the return journey took more than 3 1/2 hours as well. That's 7 hours just for the journey there and back, not included the ways between Greetsiel, Neßmersiel, Neuharlingersiel and Carolinensiel. So many hours in the car, gosh, it was exhausting! But it was totally worth it :)


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Bochum, Germany - 10th October 2012

By: La_Kate_Boheme

Heeeellooo Mummy :)

Long time no speak, I'm so sorry!!! My host is very busy at the moment :(
It was time for some shopping today!! :) The shopping centre that we visited is called "Ruhr Park", named after the river "Ruhr" which flows through the Ruhr Area. It was so much fun!!


Hugs and kisses,

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Dortmund, Germany - 11th October 2012

By: La_Kate_Boheme

Hi Mum,

today wasn't a special day, I just spent the day at home while my host had to be at the university. As she came home I helped her writing some postcards, she's a postcrosser :) The one with the cat and the mouse goes to the USA, the other one goes to Russia.



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Bochum, Germany - 12th October 2012

By: La_Kate_Boheme

Heeelloooo Mummy!! :)

My host showed me the german mining museum ("Deutsches Bergbau Museum" ) in Bochum today. It's one of the most important museums about mining worldwide. Aside from the normal museum you can go on the shaft tower and there's a recreated adit in in a depth of 20 meters which you can explore. The length of the tunnel is about 2,5km.  :o
Bochum and the whole Ruhr Area were famous for mining and industry. In the past, there were lots of collieries and steel productions in the Ruhr Area. Most of the collieries don't exist anymore.
This is me in front of the museum and the shaft tower :)


Find me, Mummy!! :)



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Gelsenkirchen, Germany - 13th October 2012

By: La_Kate_Boheme

Hey Mummy!!

Kate had a surprise for me and you won’t believe what we did today!! We went to the “TV Total Stock Car Crash Challenge”! It’s a huge television event where german (and some foreign) celebrities take part in a stock car racing. It takes place in the “Veltins Arena” in Gelsenkirchen, the football stadium of the popular football club “FC Schalke 04”. The host of this show is Stefan Raab, one of the most famous TV hosts here in Germany. There are 10 teams with 3 drivers each. Guess what, Formula 1 driver Adrian Sutil took part too! Since 2005 there’s one TV Total Stock Car Crash Challenge per year, so this is the 8th time, it’s the 5th time that my host was there :)

It’s kinda complicated to explain exactly what it is but I wanna try it. There are 3 different car-classes (1500 cm³, 1900 cm³ and 3000 cm³).
In the first heat are 3 races (one race for each class) where the drivers get points for every lap. The driver who first finishes 10 rounds is the winner.
In the second heat are 3 races as well. The drivers get points for every lap AND they get points when they overturn or spin another car. Every race lasts 10 minutes, the driver with the most points after 10 minutes wins the race.
After these 2 heats there’s the “Caravan Crash Cup”. As you can imagine the goal of it is to destroy the caravans of the other drivers.
The last race is the “Rodeo”. It’s the most exciting race of the day. Every car (no matter which class) that is still fit do drive (many cars get destroyed in the second heat) takes part in this race. They have to destroy the other cars (by overturning, spinning, ramming and things like that) until one single car is left. The driver of this car is the winner. There were 2 winners this year for the first time! Adrian Sutil and Timo Scheider (a DTM driver) ended up in a "sudden death" to make out a winner, but both cars broke at the same time! Crazy!


The Veltins Arena is a strange arena, you can’t pay cash there so you need to buy a “Knappenkarte” first and then you can buy your food and drinks with it. This is the Knappenkarte of last year’s event. The man that you can see on the card is the host, Stefan Raab.


Here you can see the arena with the race course and the pit of the team "Software Pyramide" on the left. The seats in front of us were empty when I took this picture because we were there veeery early and had to wait 2 hours until the beginning, but better too early than too late, right? :)


The box of the TV host Steven Gätjen, who moderated the show for the TV viewer and for the 50.000 people in the arena, was right next to us!! It was so exciting to see all the german celebrities walking and standing near us. Unfortunately I couldn't take pictures of it :(

It was a fun night even though it was bitterly cold (even Steven Gätjen wore a winter jacket) and I was very tired at the end. We stayed there from about 6pm untlil 2.15am next morning!!!

Alright, that's it about my evening. Sorry for the long post ;)


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Bochum, Germany - 17th October 2012

By: La_Kate_Boheme

Hello Mummy,
Autumn's slowly arriving in Germany these days. The leaves start to become colourful, it rains much and the people start to decorate everything. :)

I spent some time outdoors today and I found many mushrooms :)


Look, the leaves slowly turn orange :)


This is a restaurant which is next to our house here in Bochum, it's called "Gasthaus Goeke". It's more than 100 years old and my host says that the food is delicious :)


This is the catholic church of the district where we live.


This is the view from a window. Isn't it nice?? :) Look at the different colours of the trees of the forest. I can't wait until they become much more colourful and turn deeper red, orange and yellow, but I think I have to wait a few more days or weeks until it happens.


Look, a straw man :) He's placed in front of our door.



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Dortmund, Germany - 18th October 2012

By: La_Kate_Boheme

Hey Mummy,

the weather was absolutely glorious today so we decided to take a walk through some forests, a cemetery and fields. Oh I loved it  B)


When we were at home we wrote some postcards for postcrossing :)

Afterwards I helped Kate to stick some photos in a photo album. Previous to it I took a look at the photos that were already in it.
Here you can see me with pictures which were taken in Paris and Howth (Ireland):


Here you can see me helping to stick a photo in the album, it was taken at the Loch Ness in Scotland :)



* Posted Oct 18, 2012, 6:16 pm Last edited Oct 18, 2012, 6:22 pm by La_Kate_Boheme [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Bochum, Germany - 20th October 2012

By: La_Kate_Boheme

“And you now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man takes from you.”
- John 16:22


In remembrance of kcrawfish, may she rest in peace and ascend to heaven.

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