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damn, it is hot up in HERE!

Friday, 9 Mar 2007 | Views [803]

Australia = warmth, sunshine, easily accessible beaches, happy smiling friends and lecturers whose every word I can understand. I'm back, for now*, and i look forward to catching up with all of you really soon. As long as it's in an air-conditioned ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine

I'LL show you SNOW!!!

Thursday, 1 Mar 2007 | Views [805]

You know what's fun? climbing hills of snow in shoes and clothes that are absolutely unsuited to cold, wet weather! that's fun! if you're an idiot! convinced that the light powdering layers of white i'd seen in Berlin and Essen weren't enough, Basti ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

almost gone

Tuesday, 27 Feb 2007 | Views [695]

so the dream slowly comes to an end. i'm spending my last week in freiburg with basti, just relaxing and seeing a bit of the south. it's brilliant to just be still for a bit and it's really comfortable here with basti and his mum. i leave here on saturday ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation

Nectar of the gods

Tuesday, 27 Feb 2007 | Views [716]

yesterday i fulfilled one of my most important Germany-dreams. I went to the Beck's brewery. the mothership. the holy grail. the bedrock of my dreams and the purveyor of perhaps the finest beer known to man. i was so happy. I spent the weekend ... Read more >

Tags: friends

Gallery: one last trip around the annabel and erica merry-go-round

Thursday, 22 Feb 2007 | Photo Gallery

ans' last day in essen
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Karneval - these people are INSANE!!!

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2007 | Views [3726] | Comments [3]

Karneval is this incredible celebration that happens in the area of germany we've been staying in for about 3 months of every year. the culmination is in february when the whole area positively shits itself if i may be so crude and turns into the ... Read more >

Tags: Party time

Gallery: Karneval Cologne

Saturday, 17 Feb 2007 | Photo Gallery

you know what's fun? photos of other people being drunk and having fun!! yeeeeah!
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Gallery: shut up Herr Bayer just SHUT UP!!!

Thursday, 15 Feb 2007 | Photo Gallery

Berlin, which, apart from Herr Bayer, was all kinds of super.
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Gallery: shiny

Thursday, 15 Feb 2007 | Photo Gallery

essen and surrounds
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Gallery: ah hev ay kehm-ehr-uuhr...

Thursday, 15 Feb 2007 | Photo Gallery

photos for the sake of photos
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Sunday, 11 Feb 2007 | Views [717]

On the basis of Ellie's recommendation and our intense desire to spend the weekend anywhere but in Essen, Annabel and I decided to visit Hannover on our way home (to Essen) from Berlin (it's roughly halfway between the two). We were taken in by the ... Read more >

Tags: relaxation

A word about the other kiddies in the course

Thursday, 8 Feb 2007 | Views [1091] | Comments [1]

because when i said i was dreading the other participants because i just knew they'd be an army of utter tossbags, you all said, 'now erica, stop being such a grumpy cynical tart, they could all be lovely.'. knowing that it was absolutely possible ... Read more >

Tags: People

who's ya DAADy

Wednesday, 7 Feb 2007 | Views [662]

As a display of their apparently bottomless generosity, the DAAD took us to Berlin for a week. They paid for our transport, accomodation and breakfasts (!) and gave us an exceptionally well-informed tour guide who slowly but surely droves us all ... Read more >

more essen action

Wednesday, 7 Feb 2007 | Views [1030]

After the non-stop excitement of the London weekend, Essen greeted me with more of the usual - pommes frittes and the felafel stand, freaks on the tram and my increasingly messy room at the hotel ( a ripple of surprised gasps tumbles through ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation

let it SNOW!!!

Saturday, 27 Jan 2007 | Views [1073] | Comments [2]

Hey All :-) I got a hilarious and endearing email from my friend Scott today, which said (and I'm sure he won't mind me quoting him) words to the effect of - 'now look here, i did not save your blog site to my favourites only to have its desolate blankness ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

perhaps I should be more clear

Wednesday, 24 Jan 2007 | Views [984]

When I had fantasies of german men stroking me in darkened rooms, tying me up, pushing me into small spaces, MRIs and X-Rays were not what i had in mind. i need to watch what i'm putting out there... So the back saga continues. It's now little more ... Read more >

Tags: Doctors, hospitals & health


Wednesday, 24 Jan 2007 | Views [2927] | Comments [5]

When I said I wanted to fully experience life in Germany, I meant it. Everything - including such titillating life situations as minor sinus infections and major back disruption as a result of falling down stairs. The former was taken care of nice and ... Read more >

Tags: Doctors, hospitals & health

All quiet on the German front

Friday, 5 Jan 2007 | Views [909] | Comments [4]

oh shoot - did i just make a war-related crack? you know what they say, ´don´tmentionthewardon´tmentionthewardon´tmentionthewar´... meanwhile i have a lecturer here who, no word of a lie, does the heel clicking salute thing because he thinks it´s funny.... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation

Gallery: Frankfurt Palmengarten

Tuesday, 2 Jan 2007 | Photo Gallery

botanical gardens
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Gallery: Frankfurt general

Tuesday, 2 Jan 2007 | Photo Gallery

shops etc
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