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24th July 2016

I didn't have to wait long for your follow up blog...
to read how your misadventure was going. At least you have some money and your passport in "in the mail." Good luck making that connection. I was wondering what they did about a picture for your passport? With your mention of Freddie Mercury, I thought you would have picked a Queen song!
24th July 2016

Sorry to hear about your money belt being pickpocketed...
I look forward to your next blog when you have everything sorted out
24th July 2016

Join 10000 other Kiwis
Just read in the paper that at least 10000 Kiwis either lose or have passports stolen every year....they did comment that the majority were " lost" within NZ borders! Enjoying the unfolding story especially knowing there is a happy ending.....
24th July 2016

Pickpockets
You are the first person, nor the last person, to be affected by Pickpockets. I hope you get your passport back or a new one soon
23rd July 2016

Copenhagen
I will be in Copenhagen too in a few days, coming from Sweden. As I have already seen the city in 2008 maybe I will make an excursion to Helsingor this time. After that I want to go to Arhus, Ribe and back to Germany.
22nd July 2016

Brings back memories for us!
We had a wonderful day in Copenhagen last year and your photos bring back lots of memories for us...amazing how similar our photos are too! We particularly enjoyed the proximity of the Royal palace and watching the changing of the guard. Did you spot the royal yacht? The wee mermaid is quite small isn't she?
16th July 2016

Traitors and Quislings
On reading today's entry Tim introduced a new word to my vocabulary- Quisling-when I read out about Norwegian traitors of which Quisling was one in Norway during WW2- he was shit by a firing squad at the end of the war and the Quisling became synonymous with traitor
17th July 2016

Thanks for remindingme.I had meant to include the word in that Trindheim blog but it slipped my mind before I published it.Funny how you come across words that originated where you are.Doesn't happen that often probably because the English language is used so vastly around the world.
6th July 2016
Plaque to NZer's killed in air raid on German ship,Jossingfjord

War history questions
What was the Altmark incident? Tim also wonders if the ship you mentioned was a destroyer or was it the sister ship to the Bismarck....a name like Tripaze....rings a few history bells for him
6th July 2016
Plaque to NZer's killed in air raid on German ship,Jossingfjord

The Altmark was a German tanker that was carrying British merchant sailors as POW's through neutral Norwegian waters.The British became suspicious and from the HMS Cosaack they attacked the ship,boarded it and released the POW's.Effectively an Allied victory in what was known as the period of the Phoney War.The 1945 air raid was after the German destroyer Z(not sure why it didn't have a proper name) and although the ship got away on this ocassion it was later sunk further north in Norwegian territory.
6th July 2016

Nicely written
That description and the detailing. Great Article.
1st July 2016

Trier
Last time I was in Trier was in 1988 - can't say I remember much about it!
1st July 2016

21st Birthday
I spent my 21st birthday in Dresden! I don't remember much though, so it was good to see it through someone else's eyes.
1st July 2016

Dachau
I'm sure it was amazing to see this, but I just couldn't go somewhere like this... I'd just spend all my time crying.
1st July 2016

Lichtenstein
One day I plan to go to Lichtenstein! Even though it's tiny, I'd probably spend at least one night there.
25th June 2016

Driving the A3 during rush hour
We arrived at Trier mid afternoon on a Friday to be met by most of the population leaving for France or Luxembourg for the weekend. The traffic was horrific. Never got to visit Trier as our destination was Metz. The highlight of the drive was passing a very fast looking red lamborghini such was the density of the traffic. Perhaps we'll get there next time. Chris
26th June 2016

We were lunchtime so traffic not so bad.But we wished we had more time in Trier as we missed 2 or 3 highlights.Will have to be next time
25th June 2016
Chateau outside Doulevent-le-Chateau

Beautiful French countryside
I love these little villages that you visit and the lovely countryside. Glad the weather is finally warm, the sun is out for pretty photos and you survive the coming heat!
25th June 2016
Chateau outside Doulevent-le-Chateau

It is a lovely part of the world.Unfortunately the weather had turned on us today.Never mind the sun is now out again
23rd June 2016

Still waiting for an apology
It is mentioned in this blog that I was confused and my "compass" was broken. I indeed knew where we were and the road was not a dead end. It was in actual fact the road we had driven when we arrived in this area back in 2013. The only confusion was that the map was actually the other way round to what one is normally used to. Usually a map us orientated with the northern aspect at the top of the map. The map we had been using was orientated with the southern aspect at the top of the page
23rd June 2016

My second humblest apology for the day.You were of course rught my sweet.The life and times of a blogger is hard.

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