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Dresden: The Sound of White

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

10am, and we walked out of the Dresden train station into a land of white. A good sounding hostel was located not too far away from the station, and we began walking gingerly through the snow to get there, despite not having a reservation. 15 minutes later, we arrived at the Lollis Homestay, with snow covering us and our heavy packs filled with Christmas presents.

“Hallo, do you have any beds available?” we asked the young receptionist.

She looked at her computer, “No.”

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Cesky Krumlov: Hello, Beardy

Sunday, December 18th, 2005

rustle rustle……. silence


“Did you hear that?” whispered Bec across the pillow, through the darkness.

rustle…..rustle rustle…….silence

“Yeah. Is that…….is that a mouse?” I asked, hoping like hell it wasn´t.

“Yeah, I think so.”

“Should I turn the light on?”

“Yeah, better.”

It was the middle of the night, our last night in Cesky Krumlov. To escape the mouse upstairs, the one that chewed up my headphones, and to get some much needed privacy we had moved downstairs into a double room. But it seemed it wasn´t as private as we´d hoped; it was sounding as though the mouse had moved with us. I leant over and switched on the light, rubbing my eyes in the sudden brightness. We both looked in the direction of the noise. It had been coming from Bec´s side of the bed, where our bags laid against the wall. Bec slapped the cupboard that sat next to our bags, hoping to scare it out. Nothing. She then lashed out at her own bag, giving it a mighty wallop near the base. As she did so, a little grey blob went flying across the room. Bec gave a shreik, and I jumped back, startled. Being blind as a bat and without my glasses, at first I thought it was, well, a bat.

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Cesky Krumlov: Minutiae

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005
I wake around 10am feeling lousy; a combination of the head cold that has taken hold of me the previous afternoon, and the beers I drank in spite of it. To sooth my head I reach for my headphones; some ... [Continue reading this entry]

Photos: Berlin

Monday, December 12th, 2005
I've put some photos from Berlin up on our Flickr page, which you can see here. But here's a few more to keep you satisfied. Ferris. With our new tripod, Bec and I have had heaps of fun ... [Continue reading this entry]

Berlin: And the Goblet of Fire

Saturday, December 10th, 2005
In Berlin, the taxis are all Mercedes Benz. Just thought I'd throw that our there. After two weeks in Cesky Krumlov, there was a mass exodus on Monday 28th November, as Bec and me, Casey and Aigin, and Simon and Alex ... [Continue reading this entry]

Photos: Cesky Krumlov, Part 2

Friday, December 9th, 2005
Time for some more photos from Cesky Krumlov, including some from Czech Idol. Ok, settle down there, you don´t get to see the movies we took, just the photos, plus a few other pics to help you put faces to ... [Continue reading this entry]

Cesky Krumlov: Czech Idol

Thursday, December 1st, 2005
Wow. I spent two whole weeks in Cesky Krumlov, and all I´ve given you poor folks is one lousy update and a couple of dodgy pictures. My sincerest apologies. Maybe if I´d been busy doing crazy things every day I´d ... [Continue reading this entry]