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Lubeck: And a super New Year

Monday, January 2nd, 2006


The sounds of rockets firing filled my ears. Smoke engulfed everyone around me in the narrow, snow-covered street. For as far as I could see in either direction, rockets were being propelled into the air amidst a shower of orange sparks, flying up into the dark night to explode in a colourful umbrella of more sparks. I crouched down in front of the plastic bottle standing in the street. In my left hand I held a small wooden stick, attached to which was a rocket with a short fuse. In my right hand was a cigar. I swung around a bit so Bec could get some footage of me, “Careful, careful,” said the man next to me whilst lighting his own rocket. Shit, I nearly had a rocket up the arse; not the best way to start a new year.

Cause folks, this was New Years, German style.

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Lubeck: Happy Christmas

Monday, January 2nd, 2006

Back in August, we organised to rent an apartment in the German town of Lubeck for two weeks, from December 20th rigth through to January 2nd. We were being joined by, at various times, ten other friends; including some of our best mates, Trickey and Sarah, and Gab and Marr´y, who have appeared in this journal before. Also coming along, in fact it was their original idea, were Karen and Benno, and their friends Andrew and Kristen, and Sam and Jane. Karen´s grandparents had been born in Lubeck, and she had always celebrated a German christmas as well as an Australian Christmas, so to be able to spend Christmas in Lubeck was especially special for her.

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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 ... [Continue reading this entry]

Cesky Krumlov: Hello, Beardy

Sunday, December 18th, 2005
rustle rustle....... silence rustle..... "Did you hear that?" whispered Bec across the pillow, through the darkness. rustle.....rustle rustle.......silence "Yeah. 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 ... [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]