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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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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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