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Europe » Germany » Hamburg » Hamburg February 25th 2015

More for Tuesday, Febr 24 Afternoon spent at Miniatur Wunderland (, which is an incredible miniature models: mountains, villages, history, model trains, cars, cities, airports with planes landing and taking off according to a schedule! Views of Germany through the ages, modern Hamburg, soccer stadium, and the USA section has Mount Rushmore, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, the space shuttle (and even an underground area 51--no photo). Afterwards, we went for pizza at a restaurant across from the Hamberg Opera.... read more
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Europe » Germany » Hamburg » Hamburg February 25th 2015

Wednesday noon: picked up by Stephan and went to Art Gallery--Hamburger Kunsthalle. Some famous artists on display (photos): 2 by Renoir; Van Gogh: The Sower (appropriate for our state capitol--pose is pretty similar; an earlier Picasso; Edvard Munch: Girls on the Pier; Max Liebermann The Net Menders (plus a close up detail); Edward Manet: Nana ; Friederick: the sea of ice; Monet: Waterloo Bridge; a close up detail of Rachel Ruysch: Still life in flowers, 1691!; and Wilhelm Schubert von Ehrenberg The Sala Regia in Vatican 1667--very interesting perspective! After, went to Italian place for mid afternoon meal with everyone and then to Basti's home! Tomorrow, fly south to see Petra. We will really miss our dear Hamburg friends. Such wonderful families!... read more
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Europe » Germany » Hamburg » Hamburg February 25th 2015

Tuesday Febr. 25 In the morning, we walked down some "atypical" streets in Hamburg, visited Basti's office (he works for tis-group), had lunch at a very quaint restaurant. Then later went to the miniature museum.... read more
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Europe » Germany » Hamburg » Hamburg February 23rd 2015

2-23-15 began day with plans to take a boat ride on the lake in the city center (Binnenalster) and walked down but the boats were not going because not enough people wanted to ride (was Monday, not tourist season, overcast) so we decided to walk around the lake (2 photos). The art museum was closed on a Monday, so we sat in a nice café overlooking the lake and had coffee and read our nooks for a bit. Basti picked us up at 1 pm and we went to a shopping mall that, except for the signs being in German, looked like any American mall. (in Germany, you can shop with your dog! photo). We all had lunch at a Thai restaurant. We went to a store to buy a shirt for Preston with a German ... read more
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Cary by lake

Europe » Germany » Hamburg » Hamburg February 22nd 2015

Sunday 2-22-15 am walked about Hamburg near the water; in afternoon, went with Basti, Stephan, Tonja, Nicole and kids to BallinStadt museum. then had nice Fish dinner... read more
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Europe » Germany » Hamburg » Hamburg November 8th 2014

My great adventure begins on LOT Polish Airlines flight LO 394 from Hamburg to Warsaw.... read more
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Europe » Germany » Hamburg » Hamburg October 11th 2014

hello! My name is alice, I'm 18 years old and I'm going to travel around the world for some weeks with my friend Ebba, I'll try to write as often as I can here to tell you about my experiences! We started the trip on the 9th of October, 11:40 am We took the train from Gothenburg to copenhagen, arriving 3:28 Pm.We both bought interrail cards for 269 €, plus 1€ for thief protection some weeks before this and it works in this way that you can be gone for 22 days, but you can only travel on 10 days during that time! It was the cheapest one we found, and it seem to work great! We had to change train to a train to one to Hamburg, but we had half an hour In Copenhagen ... read more

Europe » Germany » Hamburg » Hamburg September 15th 2014

Plactice ! by myself traveling in Hamburg . public transport in Hamburg is better than denmark. Hostel call "A&O Hamburg City" ,toilet and shower is not for weelchair. but OK for me.一人旅の練習でドイツのハンブルグにバスで行ってきました。デンマークより公共交通機関が車いす対応良く、バスは無料。... read more
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Europe » Germany » Hamburg » Hamburg July 29th 2014

I think the best way to leave this first entry is with one of my favorite text, poems, books...whatever you'd like to call it, that I didn't truly apprechaite (or understand) until recently: "Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go. You'll look up and down streets. Look 'em over with care. About some you will say, "I don't choose to go there." With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you're too smart ... read more

Europe » Germany » Hamburg » Hamburg July 10th 2014

After the 37th assault on my head with some young offenders bag pack I've just accepted sleep on this 7 hour journey was a fairytale dream and I'd be better off starting a search party in Connemara for the children from the attic. Delirious with fatigue I can only imagine what sort of fascinating synopsis will result from this but I need some sort of activity to distract from the beads of sweat sprinting down every limb I own. From my own, or the perspiration glands of my Indian neighbors I find myself cosily wedged between I can't be sure. After much pondering I've surmised the one on the left is familiar looking due to his starring role in New Delhis adaptation of The Biggest Loser last August. Allegedly was forced to leave the competition due ... read more

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