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Meeting real geese

Visiting Sweden

Learning to say "goose" in 10 different languages (3 of 10)

Seeing some cultural stuff with geese

Participating in a demonstration for environmental protection

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Travelog for: Hendrieke

Stübing, Austria - 2nd June 2008

By: strangeMissy

Hey, that's me. My name is Hendrieke and I'm a goose-girl who'd love to see the whole world... My mentor Sigrid said she'll find some nice people who'd like to host me, I'm so excited!
(And please, please don't say I look like a duck...)

People I'll visit:
MintTe (Sweden) arrived
olgamaus (Germany) arrived
HappySunshine (Ireland) arrived August 22nd 2008
Melancholy Pie (New Zealand)
samsmith621 (USA)
wildangel_cft (Alaska, USA)
Lerie (Australia)


* Posted Jun 2, 2008, 4:22 pm Last edited Jan 5, 2009, 11:35 am by strangeMissy [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Gunnebo, Sweden - 9th June 2008

By: MintTe

Hi mum!

I have arrived too Sweden!
The weather is sunny and me and Ingrid are going to the Hultfreds Fetsival today! Is one of many rockfestivals in Sweden. But I’m told that are no computers there so Ingrid is gonna update next week.

And  gosse is called Gås in Sweden

* Posted Jun 9, 2008, 9:07 am Last edited Jun 9, 2008, 9:08 am by MintTe [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Hultfred Fetsivalen, Sweden - 13th June 2008

By: MintTe

Hi mum!

I'm feeling fine but Ingrid got the flu so we had to leav the festival today.

Here is some pics!

Me in the room there we was slepping

This is the concerts I was went to

Simpel Plan

Me and some girls

Me watching Serj Tankian

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Gunnebo, Sweden - 15th June 2008

By: MintTe

Hi mum!

Today I have a really lazy day. I just watch a film a move, haning white Rob (Ingrids mouse friend) and just checking things out.

Pride and Prejudice!

Me and Rob

No gerbils, but a nice backyard and robots

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Gunnebo, Sweden - 27th June 2008

By: MintTe

Hi mum!

Today Florence arrived too Gunnebo. We have watch stuff on Youtube, most videos of Anti-Flag (Ingrid is a big fan) and we have write a postcard to Taiwan!


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Remscheid, Germany - 18th July 2008

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
I arrived in Remscheid today. I was welcomed by five other TovVoyagers Sylphide, Wadworth Bear, Tilda, Barnardo and Pip.



So many ToyVoyagers! I like it here.


* Posted Jul 19, 2008, 8:00 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Remscheid, Germany - 19th July 2008

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
today we helped my new host Katja to prepare  her "Rumtopf" (fruit in rum).

We needed cherries (500 g), white rock candy (500 g) and a bottle of rum with 54 % alcohol.


First we had to clean the cherries and to pit them.


Then we had to layer cherries and rock candy into the ceramic pot. Then you have to add rum until cherries and sugar are complete covered.



We put the lid on the pot and put in into the cellar, where it is dark and cool. In two weeks we will add apricots and peaches.


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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 serie. 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 the sea bottom.

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.

I also learned to say "goose" in German. The German word is

                G A N S.


* Posted Jul 22, 2008, 2:53 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

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. But 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.


This is the police station. In front of the building a little park is located with a pillar which has the crest of Remscheid and the names of the partner towns engraved.


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.



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Hitdorf, Germarny - 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.


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 concentrated on birds.


I even met several species of geese.






Here are seals.



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


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Remscheid, Germany - 28th July 2008

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
today Katja showed me the town hall. Katja took us to the law firm where she is working. When she finished work we only had to cross the street and we stood immediately in front of the town hall.


Here you can see the lion, the heraldic animal of Remscheid, in front of the town hall.


This is a side wall of the town hall.


Here you can see the water tower. From here the water supply for the whole town centre is managed.


This photo is taken in a street in the vicinity close to my current home, a really quite avenue with lindens on both sides (and a lot of dog turd around every tree).



* Posted Jul 29, 2008, 8:32 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Solingen-Unterburg, Germany - 3rd August 2008

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
today we took a walk in a large forrest in Solingen-Unterburg. Solingen is one of the neighbour towns.

We saw a memorial for the German journalist and writer Hermann Löns. He lived from 1866 until 1914. He died in First World War. He is most famous as "The Poet of the Heath" for his novels and poems celebrating the people and landscape of the North German moors, particularly the Lüneburg Heath in Lower Saxony. Löns is well known in Germany for his famous folksongs.



We reached the river Wupper. This part of the river belongs to the run-of-river power station in Glüder.




We followed the river Wupper and crossed it here.


At the end of our walk we reached the town again. From here you can go uphill with a chair lift. On the hill Schloss Burg is located, a medieval castle.




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Remscheid, Germany - 5th August 2008

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
today we had something really delicious. No, not for dinner, much later. We had a cocktail! Katja showed us how to make a Tequila Sunrise.

For a Tequila Sunrise you need Tequila, orange juice, grenadine syrup and ice, crushed ice for the glass and ice cubes for the shaker.


First you put 5 cl Tequila and 15 cl orange juice with ice  into a shaker. Then you put crushed ice into your glass and pour the juice with Tequila into your glass, using a strainer.



Then you pour 1 cl grenadine syrup from the rim into the glass. Put in a straw and stirr with caution until the grenadine will give a red shade on the bottom of the glass.


It tastes really good but I'm afraid you don't need  to drink much of it to get a headache. Can a goose get a headache?

We'll see ....


* Posted Aug 5, 2008, 10:10 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Remscheid, Germany - 9th August 2008

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,

Lollipop, a care bear, arrived today.


Katja decided to bake wafers. Tomorrow a friend will visit us and then the ladies and the TVs want to eat wafers with whipped cream and cherries.

We helped Katja to put everything we need onto the working space.

We had prepared everything for baking. For our receipe you need

250 g margarine or butter (to make the wafers a bit defatted we took 125 g margarine and 125 g curd cheese)
150 g sugar
1 package vanilla sugar
1 dash salt
4 eggs
500 g flour
1 tsp. baking powder
375 ml water
4 tbs. honey


First we stirred margarine and curd cheese, added sugar and eggs, honey and stirred again. Then we mixed flour and baking powder. Then you have to add a few spoonfull flour and water alternately to the dough, then stirr again and so on.


When the dough was ready we had to preheat the waffle iron.


We filled dough into the waffle iron ...


took the baked wafers out of the waffle iron ...


and piled the wafers.


When we finished work we had to air in the open kitchen window.


Of course we tasted the wafers. They are really good. To eat more we have to wait until tomorrow.

Outside the sun is shining again after a few days of mostly variable weather. Maybe we will go outside when I finished here.


* Posted Aug 9, 2008, 4:55 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

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