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Birmingham, England - 29th March 2008

By: TanyaLUpton

Hello! My name is Barnardo, I was found in a charity shop here in Birmingham, UK, and am now looking forward to a life of adventure! Next week I'll be going camping in Holland but when I return to England I hope to travel more on my own, how exciting! If you would like to host me please let me know, anywhere is good with me, so long as you take good care of me, I am a bit scared of the wide world at the moment!

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Birmingham, England - 30th March 2008

By: TanyaLUpton

Today is a lovely sunny day, so I popped into the garden for a bit of sunbathing and admiring the spring flowers.


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Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands - 10th April 2008

By: TanyaLUpton

Here I am on holiday camping. It rained most of the time, the last day the sun came out! I saw lots of colourful flowers though, which was nice.


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Busselton, Australia - 20th May 2008

By: Kira1997

Im here in Busselton a bright sun shining day and glad to be out of the envelope.

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Busselton, Australia - 29th May 2008

By: Kira1997

This is me playing pool as you can see it is really fun.It is also a fantastic game.

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Busselton, Australia - 10th June 2008

By: Kira1997

This is me and my friends looking at the Busselton Jetty.Also reading the sign which has a head on it as you can see.

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Busselton, Australia - 9th July 2008

By: Kira1997

Im travelling now to Germany.
Hope im not in this envelope too long

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Remscheid, Germany - 14th July 2008

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
I arrived in Remscheid today.

I was welcomed by my new host Katja and four other ToyVoyagers: Sylphide, Wadworth, Pip and Tilda. Wadworth is also from England.




They are all very busy here. They told me that we will fly to Munich in Southern Germany tomorrow. 


Imagine I would have arrived tomorrow. Than I would have stayed in my envelope a few days longer. We have to get up early tomorrow because we have to be at Duesseldorf Airport at 08:20 am tomorrow.


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Duesseldorf International Airport, Germany - 15th July 2008

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
today we went by train to International Airport Duesseldorf in the early morning. We were booked on a flight to Munich at 09:05 am. After the check-in we went to the observation deck. We hoped to see a few planes landing or starting.




We then got on board of our plane, an Airbus A 320.

* Posted Jul 19, 2008, 7:27 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

München, Germany - 15th July 2008

By: olgamaus

When we arrived in Munich, we drove into town by train. We brought our luggage to our lodging and went into the town centre by subway immidately.

Munich is the capital city of Bavaria, Germany. Munich is located on the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is the third largest city in Germany. The town has about 1.35 million inhabitants.

We startet our visiting tour in the old town.

Here you can see Sendlinger Tor, part of the city's former fortification.


We were hungy and had lunch in a fancy doner kebap restaurant: Dönertier. It was opened by a Germany comedian, part of the famour duo Erkan & Stefan. Katja's daughter Alex was very anxious to visit this restaurant.

Erkan & Stefan created the "Dönertier", an animal that looks like a living kebap on it's spit. Alex wanted to buy such a plushy Dönertier.

Inside the restaurant we found a really exclusive interiour decoration, also many pictures showing the Dönertier.



We found a shop where exclusive chocolates and other sorts of sweets are sold. We bought some delicious pralines and a special bar of chocolate for Katja's son. Look, I found banana pralines.


We made our way though the old town. Here you can see the new town hall, located at Marienplatz.


We then climbed upon Peterskirche, about 300 stairs. From the church tower you have a good look over the city centre.




On our way through the old town I saw many beautiful houses.


Here I am in front of the national theatre.


To the same complex of buildings the Residence belongs, which is the former royal palace of the Bavarian monarchs. You can also find the Court Garden in this complex. In the middle of the park in French style a circular temple (built in 1615 A.D.) is crowned by a statue of Bavaria.


We went to English Garden, one of the world's largest urban public parks. We wanted to drink a beer in the Biergarten at the Chinese Pagoda.

First we rested in the Monopterus, a replication of a classical Greek temple.


Katja had a surprise for us. She had contacted another ToyVoyager host who is living here in Munich. We met Pandamo in the evening. She also had some TovVoyagers to show them around.

We met at the German Museum, located on an island in the river Isar.

We saw some interesting things in the inner courtyard of the museum, for example this gigantic turbine, which belonged to a hydroelectric power station in China.



Here you can see a  carousel close to the building of the museum and part of a ship's propeller.


We walked along the river Isar with Pandamo. We made some group pictures with the TVs Mocha, Bestik and Hurley.



We saw the Golden Friedensengel, which is standing on a pillar, 38 metres high. This statue reminds of the peaceful 25 years after the war between Germany and France in 1870/1871.




We walked along the river Isar back to the English Garden to have another beer, but this time a "Maß", the Bavarian word for 1 litre beer.

We talked the whole evening and became really tired.  We went to our lodging in the late evening and fell into bed immediately. Oh, my feet are hurting .... I can't walk one step without crying tomorrow.


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Munich, Germany - 17th July 2008

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,

today was our last day here in Munich. Yesterday in the late evening it started to rain. Today it does not look better outside.

In the morning we visited the Residenz, but we were not allowed to take any bag inside the museum. Photos can only be taken without flashlight. We had to stay in Katja's bag at the warderobe.

Our flight back home was at 3:15 p.m. so we had to leave Munich early.

Here we are at the airport in Munich.


This is our plane, again an Airbus A 320.


I really enjoyed our trip to Munich.


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Remscheid, Germany - 22nd July 2008

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
today we met Felix, a travelling bunny. Felix is the main character of a popular children’s books series. When Felix is travelling, he sends letters home to his “host” Sophie. She is the little girl who owns Felix.

It was coincidence that Felix started travelling in his first book. He got lost on an airport and made his journey round the world until he returned to his home. He became adventurous and started his next journey with the help of Sophie.


Here Felix is exploring space. He writes a letter to Sofie from space.



… and from the jungle …


… and from other interesting locations like underneath the sea.

When he arrives safely at home Sophie is over the moon. Maybe she hopes that Felix will stay with her forever but he’s already thinking about new adventures.

Felix is like a ToyVoyager. I also hope to get home safely when I finished my adventures.

Here in Remscheid it is raining. On Thursday the weather will be better, the weather forecast says.


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Remscheid, Germany - 23rd July 2008

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
today the weather became much better. The last three days it was not only raining but also really cold. We even had to turn on the heating. Today the sun was shining again.

The first photo is showing a street in the vicinity of my current home. Though you have to walk only a few minutes to get to the town centre with all its shops you have many trees here.


In this little park you can find a pillar which has the crest of Remscheid and the names of the partner towns engraved. In the background you can see the police station.


We went to the district Hasten. We walked along the route of tools (Trasse des Werkzeugs) which is a lane for pedestrians and cyclists. It was built on a closed railroad line. It was sponsored by local companies. Each sponsor got a large metal sign with his name and a symbol for what the company is producing. In Remscheid tools are made since medieval times.


You can find more tool symbols along the lane, for example here, where wrench patterns are stamped into the tarmac.


Here you can see houses which are typical for this region. They are covered with schist and they often have green shutters. Most of them are build before 1900 A.D.



We walked through the muncipal park. In this part it looks really feral.


Here you can see something that is also typical for this region: Allotment gardens. Remscheid is located on a hill. You have many areas at the steep sides of the hill where houses cannot be built. Here you can find many of those allotments here. In Germany they are called "Schrebergarten".


We came back into the town centre. Here you can see a street where all houses survived World War II. In 1943 large parts of the town centre were destroyed but we are here in a part of the town that was not hit by bombs.


At the moment I'm living in the attic storey of the house on the left side. This house is built in 1904 A.D.



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Hitdorf, Germany - 24th July 2008

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
today we went to Hitdorf with Katja's parents. Hitdorf is a small town located at the river Rhine. We took a walk along the river there.

Here you can see a ferry dock. The cable ferry is crossing the Rhine the whole day to bring cars, pedestrians, cyclists and biker to the other side.



We rested on a bank.


I was swinging in a  tree.



This is the river mouth of the Wupper. The river Wupper is opening into the Rhine here.



On the other bank a flock of sheep is grazing.



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Zoo Wuppertal, Germany - 27th July 2008

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
today we visited the zoo in Wuppertal, one of the largest, most nicely landscaped zoos in Germany with many rare animals.

Wuppertal is the neighbour town of Remscheid, famous for the worldwide one and only Monorail Suspension Railway (Schwebebahn). The suspension railway travels along a route about 13 kilometres long, about 12 metres above the surface of the river Wupper and approximately 8 m above the city streets. At one point the railway even crosses the A46 motorway. The entire trip takes about 30 minutes. One of the stations is "Zoo/Stadion".





Here I am standing in front of the zoo.


This is the entrance area.



It was so hot today that many animals were hiding in the shadow or in their dens. The elephants were outside. They have a baby that was born in January 2008.


I saw a lot of different monkey here: Orangutans, chimps, gorillas and prosimians.




Here are seals.



This is one of the ponds for ducks and geese. The island in the middle belongs to a monkey enclosure. The monkey can run and climb here.


When we left the zoo it started raining and we heard thunder in a distance. Now it's raining again.


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