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Europe » Germany » Hesse » Frankfurt am Main October 23rd 2021

Lento laskeutui klo 18. Hotelli oli rautatieaseman lähellä. Kävin ruokaostoksilla. Join puistobaarissa ulkona hehkuviiniä. Kävelin keskustaan ja tulin ratikalla takaisin. Ostin pikaruokapaikasta makkarasämpylän, ja kävin oluella baarissa, johon vaadittiin todistus koronarokotuksesta.... read more
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Europe » Germany » Berlin » Berlin October 22nd 2021

By this, I mean, have you been to a place that no longer exists? The most likely, for Vietnam vets, would be North and South Vietnam, now a united Vietnam. Other common places, that no longer exist would be Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), the USSR, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia and Czech Republic), Yugoslavia (now Slovenia and Croatia), and East and West Germany (now Germany). Contrast this to places whose names have changed from their colonial names. These are places like Myanmar (formerly Burma), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Belgian Congo), Thailand (Siam), Bolivia (Charcas), Burkina Faso (Republic of Upper Volta), or Armenia (Hayastan). The border is essentially the same, but the names have been changed. Here is some background (from Exploring) information: Yugoslavia ('Land of Southern Slavs') came into being in 1918 following the collapse of Austria-Hungary. ... read more
Fall of the USSR
The charismatic Ho Chi Minh and Vietnam

Europe » Germany October 16th 2021

pondelok 11.10.2021 Po par hodinach spanku, budicek o 7/30 a hor sa na moj day 0 v amazone. Ten je rozdeleny na dve casti, prva online a druha priamo vo sklade. Na mobile nainstalovany amazon chime, login a ide sa na to. Chlapik nam dava zbezne info o praci, bozp a nasleduju otazky. Cela tato saskaren trvala hodinu a na svk amazon sa nechyta, kde sme mali day 0 cely den a pekne vsetko podrobne nam vysvetlili a poucili nas o bozp, tu ozaj totalne minimum. Vybalovanie totalne narvaneho auta. Som zapratal celu chladnicku syrami. O 4 hodiny sa uz hlasim v sklade. Autom to slo rychlo, prakticky furt po dialnici, kde neni neobmedzena rychlost ako inde ale je tu max od 100 - 120km/hod. Prvy dojem, co toto je? Uplne prtavy sklad s porovnanim so ... read more

Europe » Germany October 10th 2021

pondelok 04.10.2021 Noc nic moc, najskor vykrikoval noe, potom dusik a do toho chrapanie ludi. Tentoraz nevyuzivame ranajky v ubytku ako tomu bolo predchadzajuce 2 noci. Ranajky stali 8€/os, svedske stoly, salam, syr, pecivo, mlieko.... Na ranajky zapadame do kaviarnicke kde ak chceme sediet vnutri musime predlozit testy ci vakcinaciu. Zenska kuka na slovenske testy a nechape co to je (v ang to bolo), nakonec to uznava a konecne po dlhom case pijem kvalitne kapucino, nie ako ten humus v ubytku. Zastavka v potravinach na kupu curry kecupu na svk a rozlucka na stanici. Tu totalny chaos s vlakom na letisko. Mal ist z nastupista 11, lenze ho presunuli na nastupiste 10 (ono tu necisluju zvlast nastupistia ale kolaje, tak de facto to iste nastupiste len ina kolaj). Ibaze to oznamili len rozhlasom, na displeji na ... read more

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Bad Kissingen October 8th 2021

Am zweiten Tag in diesem Kurort gingen meine Mutter und ich nach dem Frühstück durch den Kurpark und am Casino vorbei auf einen Hügel, auf dem sich ein Sissi Denkmal, ein Tempel und eine kleine Walhalla befindet. Außerdem hat man von dort oben eine schöne Aussicht. Danach kehrten wir zum Hotel und Auto zurück und fuhren wieder nach Hause.... read more
Spaziergang durch Bad Kissingen.
Spaziergang durch Bad Kissingen.
Spaziergang durch Bad Kissingen.

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Bad Kissingen October 7th 2021

Gestern sind meine Mutter und ich vom Raum Nürnberg zum UNESCO Welterbe Bad Kissingen gefahren. Dort haben wir im Hotel eingecheckt und spazierten durch die Kleinstadt. Wir waren im Café, in der Altstadt, beim Brunnenausschank in der Wandelhalle und kurz beim Konzert. Später aßen wir in einem netten Restaurant zu Abend und ich war auch noch im Spa-Bereich des Hotels.... read more
Spaziergang durch Bad Kissingen.
Spaziergang durch Bad Kissingen.
Spaziergang durch Bad Kissingen.

Europe » Germany » Brandenburg » Frankfurt October 4th 2021

Most Germans prefer beer and wine. But Frankfurt's favorite drink is apple wine. Frau Rauscher was a rather feisty woman who achieved legendary status thanks to her love of apple wine. According to legend, she stole apple wine from unsuspecting patrons drinking their wine outdoors. If and when she was caught, she would spit the wine back into the glass, and proceed on a drunken rant saying their was not need for hassle since the drink was already "returned." Head over to Klapperglasse lane for a spitting statue of Frau Rauscher.So, what is apfelwein? It is not cider, but very close. And it is the official state drink. A rather cloudy and tart drink, it can be found all over Frankfurt.Perhaps famous for better reasons, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (born ... read more
Frau Rauscher's Apfelwien
A cold one for me!

Europe » Germany » Brandenburg » Frankfurt October 3rd 2021

While Frankfurt may not be "wine central", it is just an hour (some less, some more) train ride to numerous wine regions. Mainz is only 30 minutes away. From Mainz, it is easy to reach some of the best German wine regions, including Rheingau, Nahe, Mosel, Pfalz, Baden and Rheinhessen. And Rieslings are what made the region famous for wine. The Rhine Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage site. And though I have passed through here many moons ago, I am most anxious to do some wine tasting here. I must admit that my wine palate has changed since the Seventies!Just know that "Rhine wine" is not regulated and does not imply a geographic location. In fact, in the US, any white wine under 14% is also considered Rhine wine. The Rhine River ... read more
Rhinegau
Rudesheim

Europe » Germany October 3rd 2021

pondelok 27.09.2021 4/15 smerujem k miriam, nakladam sa do auta a smer ga a vlak. Regionalny prichadza nacas, rychlik meska 15.min. Ja idem prvym, vlka dost natrieskany, som necakal, ze takto skoro pojde tolko ludi i ked je pondelok. Slovak lines mi odchadza z pod mostu snp za cca pol hodinku. Miesto rychlo prechadzky si vyberam elektriku c.1 na namestie L.stura. Listok kupenu cez appku ids bk, len som ho kupil o par sekund neskorsie, bo listok zacina platit az 30sek po kupe ale pohoda. Elektricka prazdna, revizor ziadny. Som cakal, ze namestie L.stura je konecna, no elektricka pokracovala dalej. Este dobre, ze sa tam otvroili dvere (covid obmedzenia, uz netreba stalcinat tlacitko, otvaraju sa na kazdej zastavke automaticky resp vodic otvara), inac by som pokracoval s dalsimi cestujucimi niekam. Vonku prijemne, budovy pekne nasvietene, most ... read more

Europe » Germany » Brandenburg » Frankfurt October 2nd 2021

Frankfurt on the Main means on the Main River, only 19 miles upstream from the confluence with the famous Rhine River in Mainz. I will spare you the history lesson, and only highlight Napoleon, who made it the seat of government for the Republic of the Rhine in 1806. Until World War 2, Frankfurt's Old Town was the largest medieval city still intact in Germany. The city is home now to 5.5 million people, and they like to call it "Mainhattan." The Frankfurt airport is the fourth busiest in Europe. Most transfer to smaller countries are made here.My personal recollection of Frankfurt is rather mixed and nebulous. It was back in 1971 that I last visited anything other than their huge and busy airport. I recall the large US Army presence, a definite ... read more
Good food
Love the markets




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