Il Carnevale di Venezia

Il Carnevale di Venezia. Der erste Eindruck ist natürlich, vor allem beim ersten Besuch, dass sich schier unmögliche Menschenmassen in Venedig aufhalten. Kein Wunder, dass die Stadt versinkt. Dieser Karneval zelebriert eigentlich vornehmlich die Maske. Sonst gibt es kaum etwas: keine Musik, keine Speisen und Getränke auf den Plätzen und in den Gassen. Ich meine, […]

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The Bournemouth Journey, Part 8: the Way Home

Thursday, 3rd September: We packed early in the morning, then went down to our last „Full English Breakfast“ for a long time. Although I hope I can conjure up some such thing also at home – problem is to get hold of those sausages and bacon, because our sausages are spiced in some completely other […]

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The Bournemouth Journey, Part 7: Mystery Trail and Beach

Wednesday, 2nd September: Today, we tried to solve a „treasure trail“ puzzle we bought at the Tourist Information. It should cover the „Gardens & Sands“ of Bournemouth, and as I eagerly wanted to visit the gardens anyway, this would be an ideal solution to do so and have some  entertaining hours for the rest who […]

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The Bournemouth Journey, Part 5: Corfe Castle

Monday, 31st August: Corfe Castle, a medieval construction dating back to the 12th century, also can be reached easily by public buses. From the Tourist Information Centre we chose to take the longer walk, which would first take us to The Rings, an old fortress site which had once been used to besiege the Castle. […]

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The Bournemouth Journey, Part 6: Bournemouth Balloon

Tuesday, 1st September: Today, we didn’t do much. The most spectacular thing was the flight with the Balloon, which isn’t really a flight, but the balloon is released on a rope 150 m high, and back after a few minutes, after you had plenty of possibilities to look around and make photos. It’s an amazing […]

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The Bournemouth Journey, Part 3: The Film and Comic Con

Saturday, 29th August: So, today was the big day! After plenty of breakfast (it would probably have to last the whole day, as we didn’t know if we could get something to eat at the convention) we dressed up as the Sixth, Seventh, Tenth, and  Eleventh Doctor, respectively and walked towards the location where the […]

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The Bournemouth Journey, Part 4: A day at the beach

Sunday, 30th August: Today wasn’t very spectacular: we just went to the Oceanarium in the morning, which shows a multitude of animals from in and around the seven seas, and some rivers also. New since this springs are a couple of Humboldt penguins. It’s quite nicely done, but far too small for my taste. But […]

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The Bournemouth Journey, Part 2: Salisbury

Friday, 28th August: A trip to Salisbury was one of the few things we planned to look at in advance, so we got on the bus and off to that medieval town. After having arrived at the bus station next to the market place, we started looking for a post office to post the first […]

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The Bournemouth Journey, Part 1: Arrival

Thursday, 27th August: This year, we chose Bournemouth in South West England as destination for our family holiday, because we were looking for some Doctor Who event we could attend. As such events are rarely found anywhere outside the UK (except from the US), we chose the one in Bournemouth, in the end of August, […]

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