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Venice, Italy - 13th February 2012

By: Shilo

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.

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

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Here you could see the view from the famous Rialto Bridge over the Canal Grande. Isn't it great?

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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Later we went to a little restaurant and ate something.
When it was getting dark, we decided to go home.

See you

Your Ranil



* Posted Feb 15, 2012, 10:36 pm Last edited Feb 26, 2012, 12:05 am by Shilo [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Venice, Italy - 14th February 2012

By: Shilo

Bongiorno Mum!

I wish you a happy Valentineís Day!

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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.

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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).

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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?

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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Her costume is as green as I am. I like it very much.

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* Posted Feb 17, 2012, 11:16 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Venice, Italy - 15th February 2012

By: Shilo

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.

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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.

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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.

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After our short stop, we reached Murano.

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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.

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Oh mum I thought I found a new friend here, but he didnít talked to me. I think he is to shy.

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

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And then I found a wonderful new Friend. His name is Froggi and he lives in one of the glasshops. He was really friendly. I asked him, if he wanted to come with us, but he wanted to stay in Murano.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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* Posted Feb 19, 2012, 9:58 pm Last edited Feb 19, 2012, 9:59 pm by Shilo [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Venice, Italy - 16th February 2012

By: Shilo

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.

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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.

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In Venice everything was transported on boats.

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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This is the Bridge between Venice and the Mainland.

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And this is the stage for the Carnival contest 

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Here you could see the old bells.

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

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

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Bochum, Germany - 18th February 2012

By: Shilo

Good Morning Mum!

Today host mum told us, that Captain and Ping will travel to their next hosts.

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.

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After that, I was searching for a bowling ball. Hmm I think I will take the green one. It has nearly the same color as my skin.

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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.

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While it was Pings turn Ranil and I were playing around

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

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Wow I got a great view from here.

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

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At the end we were waiting for the final result.

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

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

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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, 7:59 pm Last edited Feb 26, 2012, 12:01 am by Shilo [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Bochum, Germany - 21st February 2012

By: Shilo

Today was really sad, because Captain and Ping were traveling to their new host. So we had to say goodbye.

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We hugged each other and wished them a save journey. I think I will miss my new friends. But hopefully we will meet again one day.

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Before they left, Happy sang a wonderful song for them.

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We made one last group picture together

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Then they went into their envelops.

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Good bye Captain and Ping.

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Bochum, Germany - 24th February 2012

By: Shilo

Hello Mum!

Today was a very funny day. We went to the friends from our host parents again.

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At first Snowball, Pinky and I were playing some games on the X- Box. We played Soul Calibur.

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Yeah I won the game.

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After that, we took a little break and ate some mini pizzas. They were really tasty.

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Hmm there is only one left. Snowball cut it into pieces and we shared it.

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Later we sang some songs on Ultrastar. It made so much fun.

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Hmm I didnít know what I should sing.

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Then I decided to sing Bohemian Rhapsody. It wasnít easy but I think I made it quite well.

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And in the end I met another frog here. His name was Anonymous.

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Bye
Your Ranil

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Oberhausen, Germany - 25th February 2012

By: Shilo

Good morning Mum,

Today we planned to go to Sea Life, but unfortunately we were a little late and didnít want to stand one hour in the line. So we decided to go the Cento.

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The Centro is one of the two biggest shopping malls here in the Ruhrgebiet.
Here were so many people.

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Hmm where should we go first?

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This is the best shop in the mall. The Build a Bear Shop.

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In the evening we played Mississippi Queen.
Pinky sat down on her boat. It looked really funny.

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I think I will win this round

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Oh no, Iíve lost and Snowball had won.

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Pinky made the third place

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After the game I went to bed, because I was really tired.

Good night Mum

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Bochum, Germany - 29th February 2012

By: Shilo

Hallo Mum,

Today a new TV arrived.

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His name is Freddi and he is a hedge hock.
We gave him a warm welcome.

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When we spoke over our experiences on our tours, AíTuin wanted to travel too. So she tried to get into Freddiís envelope.

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But she was a little bit too big for it. So we started to help her out. It took a while, but then we made it.

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AíTuin was happy when she gets out of the envelope.  After that she wanted to stay at home, because she was afraid of the small envelope.

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It is a little bit sad, that I didnít have the chance to get to know Freddi better, because this is my last day here in Bochum.
Before I got into my envelope, we took one last group picture together.

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Then it was time to say goodbye. We hugged each other.

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Then I went into the envelope. I hope I have a short trip.

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See you soon Mum

Love Ranil

* Posted Feb 29, 2012, 11:06 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Ebersbach-Neugersdorf, Germany - 3rd March 2012

By: LadyButterfly

Hello mommy!  :D

Yeahy I arrived in Ebersbach, the place where my big journey to London starts. I'm so excited, you can't believe it!
As LadyButterfly already told you I had to stay one night in the postoffice. But there it was very warm and I had a nice entertainment, because there was a bird, who sang only for me.
But then it was time for me to go to LadyButterfly!

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I hadn't to wait any longer. LadyButterfly opened my envelope and welcomed me in her home! I gave her the postcard of Shilo and she was very happy about it!

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In the bathroom I met another frog! He is the bathtoy of LadyButterfls little daughter, but I was happy to tell him everything about my adventures! Maybe he will be also able to make one on his own!

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Another nice and new face was the one of LadyButterflys cat. Her name is Mary and she is so soft and warm. It was hard for me to stay awake, when I lay next to her!

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But befor I fall asleep I remembered one of my Life Missions! See Big Ben and the London Eye. So I googled a little bit, hopeing the time will run faster until next week!

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Ohhhhh mommy, it will be so great in London, I will make many photos to show you what I have done!
Today in one week I will be in London, with some other TVs, but I show them to you tomorrow!  ;)

Now it's time to sleep, I hope I can sleep until next thursday!  :D

I miss you mommy!

Love
Ranil

* Posted Mar 3, 2012, 8:38 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Ebersbach, Germany - 6th March 2012

By: LadyButterfly

Hi mommy!  :D

Ohhhhhh I'm so excited! Just one day and two nights and the second night there will be not much time to sleep, because we will drive to the airport in the middle of the night! Our plane will start early in the morning!

It's hard just to wait, but now I will tell you, what I have done the last days!

Saturday in the evening we all get together in front of the television! Ok I was a little bit tired, because it was so late, but LadyButterfly is a big fan of boxing and the Klitschko-brothers and so we helped her cheering for him.
LadyButterfly gave us a chocolate too, so it became very funny!

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But the fight was over very fast and it helped we cheered for Klitschko, his enemy got k.o.! The worst thing... we hadn't even time to open the chocolate!

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On sunday we made our first traveling group photo! I think we are a very colourfull crowd. A Santa, a dog, a bear, a rat and me, a frog! That's funny, but I like all my fellow travelers, I think we will become good friends!

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We talked very long about London and decided to learn something about the town. Me and PinkyHH googled a little bit and told the others the informations we found!

As we allready know London is the capital city of Great Britain!
There are 7.825.200 people living in London and this is only the numbre of 2010. London is one of the citys of the EU with the most people!
It was founded in the year 47 by the romans and was called Londonium!
Later in the 2. century it became the capital city of Britain!
Today London is one of the most important citys for cultur, financial and trade!

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This is the blazon of London!

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Do you want to know the distance between Ebersbach, where I am now, and London, mommy?
Look at the picture! The red spot is London and the little hand is Ebersbach. The distance between the two towns is 1197 km! Ok I had traveled some longer distances, but I'm happy I musn't walk it!  ;)

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Also very important for our trip is the weather! As we all know, London has sometimes very bad weather, so me and the other TVs had a look on a british forecast!

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So mommy, what do you think?
Ok, saturday and sunday doesn't look very good, but we are optimistic for that! Wish us much luck we will have good weather the days in London!

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Yesterday it was so sunny outside... I think the spring is comming here! So it was time to take a little sunbath on the balkonie!

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In the afternoon we took a little walk in the sun and visited the spring of the Spree. The Spree is the river which flows through Germanys capital city Berlin. The spring is called "Spreeborn" and he is one of three springs of the Spree. But the Spreeborn is the oldest of all!
Today there is build this pavillion, for visitors to take a little rest!

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Time for another group photo! This time together with LadyButterflys TVs!
We are all sitting on the spring! Because of the winter the spring was closed, so we sadly hadn't the chance to see the water of the Spree!

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There is a inscription next to the spring, which says:

"Waterlevel of the Spreeborn
387,26 m
over the Eastsea"


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And this is the blazon of saxony, where I am now!

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Sooo mommy, that will be my last travellog update befor my big trip! I will think of you, when I'm in London!

Love
Ranil

* Posted Mar 6, 2012, 6:34 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


London, Great Britain - 8th March 2012

By: LadyButterfly

I'M BACK MOMMY!!!!

What a wonderfull and amazing journey mommy! London is such a beautifull and interesting town. Sadly my trip is now over, but I will tell you everything what I have done. Don't worry, today I will show you only the pictures of the first day. It will be to much for one travellog update. I hope that's ok for you!

On thursday we started our trip! I was so excited I had big problems to fell asleep, but LadyButterfly and the other TVs too. But we also hadn't much time to sleep, because our luggage wasn't ready. We had still to put clothes into the bags and prepair the rucksack!

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I also saw the british money the first time. On every note and coin is the picture of Queen Elisabeth.

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LadyButterfly showed me the plan of our journey and the London-book... later it was very usefull and we were happy to have it with us!

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At the airport we got out flightticket, but there was still so much time  befor our flight started. So we had nothing to do, but to wait!

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My first steps in britain! On the airport in Gatwick, I saw that nice welcome sign!

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But then, we had enough rest! The time in London started with a trip to the Baker Street. Yeah, the real Baker Street, where Sherlock Holmes had lived!
We wanted to visit Madam Tussauds and so we took the underground trains.

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Just a few steps out of the underground station we saw Sherlock Holmes himself. I was so happy to take a photo with him, because there where so much people who wanted a picture with him!

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Sadly there was no chance for me to make any photos at Madam Tussauds. There were so many people, classes and childrens and LadyButterfly was so happy just to see the waxfigures!
After Madam Tussauds we took a rest at the Regents Park. It was so beautifull and ohhh... have I allready said? The weather was wonderfull, sunny and warm, so we sat there and just enjoyed the animals, flowers and the sun.

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Just a few steps away from me came a heron along.

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And then it was allready evening and the end of the first day! So we went to a pub witch was called "The Goose" where we drank an ale and enjoyed atmosphere of this old and comfortable pub!

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Bedtime!
We all cuddled together in the hotelbed!

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This was my first day in London and there will follow some more!  :D

Love
Ranil

* Posted Mar 14, 2012, 3:58 pm Last edited Mar 14, 2012, 4:04 pm by LadyButterfly [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


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