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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 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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Apr 21, 2008 - Dresden, the Bangladesh of Europe!!!

Confused about the title? okay let me explain... I knew about the fire bombing of Dresden during WWII, but did you know about the explosion of the Opera house during reconstruction, the floods that it has been hit with, let alone the fact that it is still being rebuilt from everything that has happened to it. And also, in case you didn't know, everything in the world that can go wrong, goes wrong in Bangladesh, it's basically takin one for the team, all the time. So that was the big joke on this trip, we were wondering what's next, a...

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My Adventures Abroad

Mar 27, 2008 - Meissen

We took the train to Meissen, near Dresden, Germany, to see the Meissen porcelain factory. It was really neat to go through the workshop part of the factory, because it laid out each step of production and had samples in the background as a person was actually doing the work in front of you. We got to see them throw porcelain and use molds to make intricate pieces of work. We also saw how the porcelain changed after being fired (it was a lot smaller and looked white, whereas before it looked more like regular clay). We also saw people use...

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Nov 15, 2007 - German train strike!!

So last night at 2:15 (45 min earlier) we arrived in Dresden. Me, Stef, and I think maybe one other person were dropped of on the side of the road. I don't have enough time to explain in detail but we took a taxi to a hostel in our book that was supposed to be 24 hr. no answer so we walked to another one. No answer then some guys came out of a bar right next door and we were cautious but were actually very helpful. One guy walked us to about 3 other hostels, still no answer and finally we ended up staying at this one guesthouse type place...

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Oct 13, 2007 - Dresden

So iäve made it to dresden after an interesting story iäll come back and elaberate on, but mz internet time is about to expire so i just wanted to update the journal to say where iäm. meeting a friend from aspen here, so not going to waste too much time on the internet but iäll update sometime in the next few days

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Going West

Jul 11, 2007 - Onward to Dresden, Germany and Prague, Czech Republic

Today, we got off to an early start on our way to Dresden, Germany, the former capital of Saxony. After a 2.5 our drive, we arrive in the City of Dresden. This city was literally destroyed by the Allies in February 1945, near the end of WWII. The city was bombed continuously for 3 days with fire bombs that destroyed the center of town and the main city Cathedral. Over 100,000 thousand people were killed during the bombing raids. The city has since been restored to its baroque splendor. This is a very beautiful city with its architecture...

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Apr 9, 2007 - Dresden

On the way from Berlin to Salzbourg we made a brief stop in Dresden to take in some of the architecture we had read about. It was well worth the stop. Much of Dresden was destroyed in the second world war and much of it has been rebuilt in original style, and many buildings are still in the process of restoration. We were only there for about an hour so pictures are not labeled and are posted just to convey a flavour of the city.

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Oct 27, 2006 - Dresden, Germany

It is always good to listen to advice people who have travelled give you. In two days, we had two people tell us to visit Dresden in the southeast corner of Germany on the Czech border - so we did ... the joy of travelling with no fixed itinerary! Dresden was a city that was badly damaged during a bombing campaign late in WWII so many of the city's historical buildings have been rebuilt . It is also situated on the Elbe River, as is Hamburg, so the river covered in tour boats and its many bridges provides such a perfect foreground for the...

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Jun 22, 2006 - Leipzig, karaoke time

I had a really great time in this smaller city which used to be a part of the old East Germany, it was a short 2-day stop and I only went for the football match I was going to there but it turned out to be one of the most enjoyable visits I have had so far and the reason for this is the amazingly friendly, welcoming and generally legendary local people I met. I arrived after a relatively short journey from Berlin and made my way to the hostel, it was a fair way out of town and the rules there made me feel like the Iron Curtain was still up-...

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May 13, 2006 - dresden

really cool city - no hotels, but cool place to visit. theyre just now rebuilding from the war and what theyve got done is worth seeing. great little market with fruit and crafts and food where we grabbed lunch and the most amaying cherry juice. would have been fun to go to the opera or something here - all the buildings and plazas are very royal and glamorous looking.....

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