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Nov 13, 2013 - Go North a while then..

It's time to leave, I am sad, but as you can tell I have had a good time, but I know I have more adventures to come. Breakfast was different today it's been taken over by a small party of businessmen from Japan, all munching away, sat in overcoats! It's not that cold, the hotel had put aside a room for them, but that did not work they did as they wanted, and the young girl who was translating could not keep them under control, and eventually hear ded them up to board the waiting bus outside, it's only 0715 so they had quick breakfast, it...

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Sep 15, 2013 - Surprising Hannover

We had a surprising day out today as so many people had asked why we were coming to Hannover when we had come so far. Headed off to town, via a walk around some large gardens near our hotel. We had limited expectations at what Hannover had in store for us. Ed tried to speak German to a man on the station he turned to Ed & said "do you speak English?" Very funny! Today we had a great time, got entertained by three different band in the central plaza - a Street jazz group, Police band & School group. The Police band was a high class brass...

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Sep 15, 2013 - Hannover, Germany day 2

Hi, Headed off to town, via a walk around some large gardens near our hotel. We had limited expectations at what Hannover had in store for us, as most people ( Germans) bag the place "why stay in Hannover"? theres nothing to see!!! Today we had a great time, got entertained by three different band in the central plaza area/s, Street jazz group, Police band & School group. The Police band was a high class brass band, large crowd, with several ladies & young girls dressed in period dresses walking thru the crowd, for pictures , even a Court...

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But's Euro Trip 2013

Sep 14, 2013 - Hannover, Germany

Hi Trip in the train overnight from Paris to Hannover was exciting, so much so, we all didn't get much sleep, except Marg , who crashed early. Cabin had it's own ensuite, smaller than the "Space Shuttle" yesterday. Had to keep pushing a button to keep water flow going in the shower like a face washer shower. Ed, I think had dreams of the Nazi Gestapo overnight, reckoned someone was knocking on the cabin doors during the night demanding passports. Marg, Steve & I didn't hear a thing! Our steward was a happy chap spoke absolutely no English,...

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But's Euro Trip 2013

Sep 21, 2012 - Germany - Hannover

6th September 2012 (Bed 77) Hanover was only going to be a stopover to break up our long drive to Amsterdam, with maybe a few sights to see when we arrived. By the time we got to Hannover neither of us could be bothered touring around. We decided to laze around the hotel and were even able to wash some clothes, with a real washing machine & dryer. How I miss my washing machine! The rest of the afternoon was spent relaxing and watching a few “Crown of Thorns” episodes. It was a nice end to the day ready for another 3¾ hour drive to...

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Jul 30, 2012 - Grocery heaven

Yesterday's post hinted that I was on my way to the neighborhood grocery store to make a supply run...one of my vacation pleasures that was probably not necessary due to our already plentiful groceries in the apartment, but I wanted to see for myself what a German grocery store had to offer and of course we needed more chocolate, and yogurt. John wanted to buy a few German beers. So, the kids stayed home and we walked two blocks to the "convenience store" which was similar in size to a Ray's market in Oregon. John headed straight for the...

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Jul 30, 2012 - Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Sitting here in an urban apartment in Hannover, it's hard to believe the events of the past 48 hours and all the adventures in transportation that led to being HERE, now. Starting with the Amtrak ride to Seattle, then a Lufthansa flight (nonstop) to Frankfurt, and then the Audi A4 rental car on the Autobahn to Hannover...it's been an adventure. While the train ride to Seattle was fairly relaxing, squeezing the family into a small room at the Holiday Inn Sea-Tac was not something I'll be doing again soon. We've officially outgrown hotel...

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Jun 29, 2012 - Dag 2

Dag 2. Vi startet dagen med å vente på den fantastiske bobilen! Ca. Kl. 14.00 fikk vi bilen og startet og laste den. Det var en stooooor bil Så startet ferden sørover med Johnny som sjåfør. Vi hadde ennå ikke bunkret mat og drikke og heller ikke tatt ut noen Euro fordi vi skulle på en fantaskisk camplingplass i nærheten av Gosslar hvor de hadde både restaurant og butikk. Vi kjørte i ca. 5 timer, gjennom et forferdelig regnevær (det regnet stålveps, ref. Lars Løkkevik) og endte opp langt oppe i fjellet, en gudsforlatt plass. En plass hvor...

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Jun 15, 2011 - School and Excalibur

Hello, This will be as swift as I can make it as I am very tired and must get up early tomorrow. :-) We began the day visiting a 5th grade English class. They were very cute and very good. We then met with the students in the Junior club. I spoke to each one individually and they are doing very well. I also gave them the schedule for the next several days. Tomorrow, we meet with the city council and then in the evening - we have the school party. So we practiced our program. I should be able to download a video tomorrow. Be prepared and do...

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Jun 12, 2011 - Susan's Diary June 12th

Today I got back from Berlin and wow, it was amazing! The reason I was going to Berlin is because my host's family has a son, Christian, a physiologist, who lives in the city and wanted to meet me. We drove the two hour trip with his girlfriend Nina to their apartment in the city. So that Saturday we took so many bus trips all around and they pointed out the interesting sightas: the Berlin Wall, the university, the parliament building, the Galleries Lafayette, the house where the president of parliament lives, the Sony Center....I took...

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Jun 11, 2011 - Der erste Samstag - the first Saturday

Hallo - eins mehr. Today was Saturday in Deutschland. We were on our own. Many of the students went to Hannover to shop and see the sites. Did you know that Germany has McDonald's? They did not. :-) Jutta Sphor - our host - kindly took us to Hannover today as well. We visited a 40 year old Flea market. It seems that some Germans from Hannover visited France over 40 years ago and went to a flea market. They loved the experience so much that they brought it back to Hannover. Of course, being German, they made it much more organized. It was...

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Sep 24, 2010 - Bound for Deutschland

Today we got up, packed and went down for breakfast. It was extremely busy in there, but while lining up for a drink I got talking to a girl on our tour. She was there in a group of eight, family and partners mainly. Surprisingly they were from Montrose, Croydon North and Kilsyth! After breakfast we left Amsterdam and headed east, passing Enschede and Osnabruck. We had a quick toilet stop and I stayed on the bus to write a postcard for my workmates. Next stop was in a town, I forget its name, where we had to stop due to Fabio's driving...

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