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Trip: Reconaissance mission - Deutschland Kundlicher Winterkurs 2007

There are [31] stories from my trip: Reconaissance mission - Deutschland Kundlicher Winterkurs 2007

you know what's awesome?

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 10 Mar 2007 | Views [733]

sunshine. and hibiscus flowers. and the beach. but more than anything else, you guys. my disappointment at leaving germany and my ambivalence about being back in australia have been cushioned beautifully by the warm embraces, happy smiles and loving ... Read more >

Tags: Friends

damn, it is hot up in HERE!

GERMANY | Friday, 9 Mar 2007 | Views [820]

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

swiss chocolate is actually that good

SWITZERLAND | Friday, 2 Mar 2007 | Views [1218]

i have to admit a significant amount of my motivation to write this blog entry comes from my desire to add another country to that list on the right there - i'm SO easily amused. i really did go to switzerland today though, so it's totally justified.... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

I'LL show you SNOW!!!

GERMANY | Thursday, 1 Mar 2007 | Views [822]

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

GERMANY | Tuesday, 27 Feb 2007 | Views [713]

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

GERMANY | Tuesday, 27 Feb 2007 | Views [736]

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

GERMANY | Thursday, 22 Feb 2007 | Photo Gallery

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

GERMANY | Tuesday, 20 Feb 2007 | Views [3762] | 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

GERMANY | 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!!!

GERMANY | Thursday, 15 Feb 2007 | Photo Gallery

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

GERMANY | Thursday, 15 Feb 2007 | Photo Gallery

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

GERMANY | Thursday, 15 Feb 2007 | Photo Gallery

photos for the sake of photos
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GERMANY | Sunday, 11 Feb 2007 | Views [740]

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

GERMANY | Thursday, 8 Feb 2007 | Views [1113] | 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

GERMANY | Wednesday, 7 Feb 2007 | Views [681]

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

GERMANY | Wednesday, 7 Feb 2007 | Views [1045]

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

Gallery: The Motherland

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 30 Jan 2007 | Photo Gallery

London, Australia Day Weekend
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the obese child dies at 53, and thus the pension crisis ceases to exist.

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 30 Jan 2007 | Views [1508]

And so, what turned out to be a 3 day weekend in London came to a reasonably uneventful close. I spent the day wandering the city on my own, keeping a very diligent eye on my tube map and the myriad clocks around the city to ensure no repeat performances ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Ventie McPoopants

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 29 Jan 2007 | Views [657]

Crossing items off my list of not-so-exciting-but-nonetheless-quite-normal-and-not-really-life-threatening-just-a-bit-of-an-inconvenience life experiences with an efficiency that borders on german, i have now taken care of 'missing a flight when i have ... Read more >

Tags: I should have known better!

let it SNOW!!!

GERMANY | Saturday, 27 Jan 2007 | Views [1094] | 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

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