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My holiday in Germany

 
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miss silly



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:28 am    Post subject: My holiday in Germany Reply with quote

In the first week of may I went to Germany for a walking holiday. We went to the south of Germany, in the region of Nürnberg. We slept at farmhouses and small hotels. Our luggage was transferred for us to the next hotel, so we had only to carry the things we needed during our walk. We walked about 20 kilometers a day.
I didn't have much time to post them earlier. At this moment I am enjoying a holiday, so I have plenty of time. Very Happy
The photo's are just some impressions of Akka's beautiful country.
We had a very late spring, the trees were just turning green when we arrived.

The view from the terrace of our first hotel



Just a baker- and butchershop in a small village



Farmhouses



This was a great place for a picknick (is is the river Wiesent)



One of the farmhouses where we slept. This was a biological farm. I don't know if 'biological' has in English the same meaning as in Dutch, but it means farming with respect for the animals and plants and using no pesticides.



Just a view of the landscape:



Easter wasn't long ago. A lot of people decorate their houses with painted eggs and easter bunnies.



This village had very special rocks:




This could be a house in a fairytale:




And here a bigger river:



Next year we'll go again, to another place in Germany. We're not finished exploring the countryside there. Very Happy

Sylvia
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Akka



Joined: 02 Feb 2006
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Location: GERMANY

PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, excellent photos, Sylvia! All! The ones from Holland, France and the Germanys, too!
Thanks for sharing! The Hollands and the Germans are not foreign to me, lol! Laughing Wink
Your weather at all places seems to be the best, or?
The one from France, the last one looks indeet like our meeting place in Venlo, or? Cool
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miss silly



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Akka. We have had indeed beautiful weather. No rain, not a drop Very Happy

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The one from France, the last one looks indeet like our meeting place in Venlo, or?


Yes, it does. Only this french town is older. There were still houses from the 12th century (not on the picture).

Sylvia
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Teri



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Location: Sussex, WI USA

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sylvia, that looks like the most idyllic spot on earth! Just beautiful, you lucky, lucky woman, what a gorgeous spot for a vacation--thanks so much for posting these! Smile How do you learn of these beautiful places? They seem so 'out of the way', like places only the locals would know of. Shocked

You know I feel a little at home--those rock formations look very much like ones we have in central Wisconsin, near Wisconsin Dells, which became a popular tourist area about 100 years ago because of the formations. (Now it's more popular for the waterparks. Wink )

But here's what they look like in the Dells--
which is where we're vacationing starting
next Tuesday for about five days, btw Smile:



This is an old famous photo
that was taken of a dog
leaping across the gap
between two of the sandstone
'chimneys', as they're sometimes called.
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miss silly



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Teri, we were very lucky indeed to go to such a beautiful place. There is a travel agency in Holland that organises these holydays all over the world. We like to walk and to explore other countries not far away, so we have looked for a nice destinion at their website and voila: they took care of the rest. Since we have both no children we are not bound to school holidays, so we can travel whenever we want. We prefer april or may, because ít is not too hot and the days are long. So we only meet local people, if we meet people at all (except for the people in the hotel or farmhouse). These are perfect holidays to empty your head and get new energy. Very Happy

Thanks for your photo's. These rocks look very impressive and the scenery is beautiful. Will you stay at one place or are you going to travel around? Maybe you can post some pictures when you're back home. I would love to see them. Smile

Sylvia
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emay
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your photos are so beautiful, Sylvia! Thank you for sharing them. Very Happy

Estelle
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Teri



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

miss silly wrote:
Will you stay at one place or are you going to travel around? Maybe you can post some pictures when you're back home. I would love to see them. Smile


We'll just be staying in one place--we've rented a condominium on Lake Delton there. We plan on a little fishing, and a lot of lazing about. Wink We'll probably have one day at the big waterpark there, and do a little antiquing, but beyond that we prefer the more rustic, laid back aspect of the Dells. Thanks for asking, Sylv! Maybe I will put some pics up after. Smile
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Down East



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Akka does live in a beautiful country!
The heavily wooded forests look very similar to Maine and/or Northern New England, too!
I love the idea of walking tours! "Idyllic" indeed!
You have the right idea, Sylvia. It's so good for the spirit.

Teri, have a wonderful vacation. Sounds wonderful--just lazing around enjoying the peace and beauty. I passed through the Dells once and thought it one of the most beautiful places I've ever been to.
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