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Jul 5, 2010 - Dresden

Today we drove to Dresden. Along the way from Berlin, it started to rain a little. I can tell you now that it was a pleasant change, as the previous days were quite warm and yuk. Dresden is a part of the Federal State of Saxony. Along the way there, our tour guide, Uli explain the baroque style of architecture, and a bit about Dresden’s history. Dresden was founded by Slavic tribes around the 12th century, however Dietrich, Margrave of Meissen chose Dresden as his residence in 1206 . It was a place where several kings had lived. It’s also...

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May 25, 2010 - Leipzig

After another generous breakfast we left for Dresden. Located along the Elbe river it is a center for fine art and china. It is the home of the “Frauenkirche” (Cathedral of our Lady) occasionally referred to as “The Lutheran St. Peter’s”. Reflecting Lutheran theology, the church’s altar, chancel and baptismal font are in clear view of the congregation. It too was destroyed by the Allies who on Feb 13/14, in 1945 firebombed the entire city. This was a controversial action at the time because Dresden was not strategically important and had no...

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Our Germany Trip

May 6, 2010 - Day 35 - Dresden

The last leg of my journey! Reached dresden...an ancient pretty town on the eastern part of Germany which was comppletely bombed during the WW 2. SOme say it was very unnecessary since Germany had already surrendered. It was pouring in the morning after I reached and I managed to sleep in till noon! After seeing a bit of the town during the rest of the day, I came back to the hostel so that I could cozy up. It ws really cold outside. They had a free dinner thingy in the hostel...so I met a lot of people. After that, they had a night walk...

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My Escapades...

Apr 1, 2010 - Meissen and Torgau, Germany

Set sail early this morning for Meissen (pronounced My-sin). It is a town of 29,000 and was the first center for German rule in Saxony. Some of the first castles in Germany were built in the Meissen area. The region was originally settled by the Slavs in the 8th century but by the 10th century the Germans had gained control. So, Meissen is known as the cradle of Saxony. If the word “Meissen” sounds a rather familiar to you, it is probably because it is the home of perhaps the finest porcelain production in the world. By the 17th century...

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Mar 31, 2010 - Dresden, Germany

It was as we stepped off the ship and headed for our tour of Dresden that it really hit me – again. Hey, this whole cruise is in part of what was called the Soviet bloc – i.e. Czech Republic and East Germany. These countries, and more, were under Soviet domination until the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. Just take a minute to think on that. We would never have thought in the late 1980’s that in just a few years the Soviet Union would cease to be and we would now be strolling around just as normal as you please in countries that were...

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Mar 30, 2010 - Saxony and Bad Schandau, Germany

Okay, here’s how the day started. Actually let’s backup a bit to last night. We’re trying to cool our cabin down so, with the help of the Program Director, we get the top portion of the window open. Since it was about 35º outside, that worked great. Back to this morning. I had gotten dressed and had wandered into the hallway for a moment when I heard a yelp from Joye (okay, honestly, it was a “#*!*#!!”). I stuck my head back in the cabin (Trust me, you always do these things ve-rr-yy carefully.). Luckily Joye had just gotten out of bed...

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Mar 15, 2010 - Dresden, Germany Mar 15-16

March 15 Arrived at the Kangaroo Stop Hostel at 3am, what a walk from the station. Firstly I walked the wrong way out of the station and I had to pee. Consider heavy backpack and needing to pee, plus cold weather not a happy girl. Stopped at a hotel and a nice young man gave me directions, yah finally made it, napped a bit and then surprise, my new Aus friend Rob was there so we headed out for breakfast and a bit of secondhand store shopping. Dresden is a pretty city, we walked around the streets for a bit and then stopped of for beers and...

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Dec 25, 2009 - Christmas in Germany

12/25/2009 7:28 pm Depart Facility Leipzig, Germany 1:22 am Processed at DHL Location. Leipzig, Germany 1:08 am Transit through DHL facility Leipzig, Germany What a lonely Christmas day, on my own in a very cold Leipzig. An overnight flight to the US cheers me up somewhat.

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Jun 9, 2009 - Our great escape

Sunday 7th June. Lovely warm day, the first in a while. After a good breakfast we walked up the hill, through the main town square, up the steps to the church and then on up the slope to the castle entrance. There was a strange feeling of walking through the pages of history as we passed through the first set of towering walls into the first courtyard where the German guards were based. Passing through to the second courtyard the allied officers quarters rose up before us before the final gate to the prisoners courtyard which seemed so...

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Jun 9, 2009 - A day in China

Saturday 6th June. Up and away through the village and it was obvious what it was famous for with girly bars and discotheques in profusion but the name of one of the clubs ‘Sorrarz’ intrigued us. A line of high hills marked the border and after crossing them it was remarkable how different the two countries were. The roads, the housing and the sense of order changed so significantly that they might have been thousands of miles apart. Our route took us through pretty but tidy towns and villages until we reached the outskirts of Dresden a...

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Jun 18, 2008 - Colditz (Germany) Great escapes and stuff ups!!

Happy Birthday to Dakota Jackson! OK, I know its been awhile but when your locked up in a German prison for 3 weeks you get no access to internet or phone, so its been tough!! Seriously, I have been in places that just don’t seem to have internet cafes. Most of the places in Germany and France I went to were little villages so they had no access from what I could see. I also travelled thru quite quick so maybe I just didn’t see any. Now in the UK and haven’t had much time to write, but today is different! I hope to update you as much as I...

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May 3, 2008 - Berlin to Dresden

Day 6 – Berlin to Dresden The day was overcast when we woke up, but the blackbirds were singing in the courtyard again, and that nice to wake up to. After breakfast, the coach left the hotel at 8:00 am. Enzo then informed us that the air conditioning was broken on the bus, and therefore we would get another one in Dresden. Unfortunately, that also meant that our coach driver, Michael, would be leaving us as well (I guess the drivers stay with the same coaches). The fields of canola were bright yellow on our drive, and everything was bright...

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