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Sep 19, 2012 - Braunschweig GERMANY

Today we made our way from Hamburg to Braunschweig which is very close to my Mum's home town. We went by train but picked up a hire car at the station. That turned out to be a bit of a debacle actually because we had booked the car for 12pm but didn't arrive until 2pm. So they hired our car out, even though we had booked it and fully paid for it - a bit cheeky I think!!! We had to then get a taxi to the main Hertz rental office where there was one lonely car left - an Astra manual, which was far smaller than we had booked. But somehow we...

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Jun 14, 2011 - Hello. A day at the Zoo

Hello, I apologize for not posting last night but I was tired after an extremely full day. And I should preface this post with the following question..... "Do you know how much I like zoos?" Well you are about to find out. :-) It is sad to see animals in cages. They belong in the natural habitat. However; zoos allow people to relate and understand the animals. And we are more likely to help something we relate to. Also, there are many programs designed to re-introduce the animals to the wild. This was not one of them. However; it does a...

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Jun 12, 2011 - A Day in Braunschweig

Wow what a day! We awoke to rain and were very concerned that the day would be bad. However; by the time Frau Malle and her fiance - Phillip- picked us up, the day was beautiful. We drove to Braunschweig which is on the way to Berlin. We all love history and were visiting a small Medieval Festival called Kramer Zunft und Kurtzweyl. Unlike in America where all the buildings are built or put up for the event, they use what is already here. So it was in the old section of Braunschweig where the buildings are at least 900 years old. WOW! We...

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Apr 23, 2006 - Leipzig (Germany) Marathon!

We arrived in Leipzig with my cousin Karin, in two separate vehicles. To give an idea of how committed they are to our well being, she insisted on travelling with us to ensure we found the hotel we had booked and that we knew where the race headquarters and start were. We had done this a few times before and in countries where the language AND alphabet were TOTALLY foreign ... but we have learned to accept help when it is offered. We've come to ask once, as in, "Are you sure?" and then take ANYTHING and EVERYTHING in the spirit in which it...

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