Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A Summary of our Trip

After a few days of trying to get myself back to the normal routine; I think I have overcome the evil jet-lag and back to the life of entertaining the little princess at home.

I have had a wonderful month, it was exhausting yet interesting. I spent the first week attending many concerts at Rosie's school; the concerts were great and it was a delight to watch all the school children playing their instruments. Rosie played her solo performance and she also accompanied many other string players.

After London, both of us went to Hamburg as Rosie was attending a 10 days summer course. She was the youngest participant but I think it was a very good opportunity for her to learn from those big students from university.

We went to Berlin straight after the summer course. Rosie was a fantastic tour guide and took me to  many MUST-VISIT tourist spots. The buildings are magnificent and the scenery is just gorgeous. We spent two and a half days in Berlin before we joined a tour to Dresden, a place which was almost destroyed by the air raids during WWII.

You might think that we should be home after the Germany trip, right? Well, we seized a chance to visit Lian before catching our flight home.

Let's see the places that we had visited:

These are NO postcards but all taken by our not-so-little photographer in the making. I'm sure you know whom I'm talking about. Tee hee!

A little town that we stayed in while Rosie was having her summer course.
It is very small and basically consists of a little town centre with all the shops. 
A very lovely place though.

We took the bus from Hamburg to Berlin, found our service apartment without any difficulty, and then went to the city centre where all the big tourist attractions are.

Brandenburg Gate 


Berlin Cathedral

Victory Monument - from afar and close up

East Berlin is also interesting and we visited the Wall in the East Side Gallery.
Many beautiful graffiti drawings there. 

Well, after two days in Berlin, we had basically covered all the main tourist attractions so Rosie decided to go to the zoo!!!!

And our favourite animal was the...


We saw a panda but it was sleeping and it had one of its big paws covering the most part of his handsome face : ((

Dresden was the most beautiful place we visited.
Everywhere looked like a postcard. Even though most of it was destroyed in WWII, they had rebuilt the buildings really well and it really was a great sight to visit.


Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Wow - what a wonderful trip and so many awesome memories to look back on. Now of coarse if you had had the Princess Eva there with you - you would of been surrounded by adoring crowds!

Sara said...

Stunning! It is all so very beautiful.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Beautiful memories of a fantastic trip. Thanks for sharing.

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Chris and Ricky said...

Must've been an amazing trip!!

jen said...

What beautiful pictures, it looks like you had an amazing time!

Vonnie said...

Phew I'm exhaused reading about it LOL! Glad you both had a great time! Bet you had fun with the Knight Shelties :)

Mitch and Molly said...

What a fabulous trip! The photos are just beautiful!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Sagira said...

Sounds like you had a great time. Pics are great. :)

Terrorzinhos said...

Beautiful pictures of beautiful places!
We are happy that you had a great trip!

Raelyn said...

What beautiful pictures!! I love the Wall in the East Side Gallery!! What art!! I wish I could paint like that.... ;op
Love, Raelyn.... And Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE "Mystery Dog"!!

Bassetmomma said...

What a wonderful trip you had! Such beautiful places. Your pictures are gorgeous. I just love the Cathedral! It must have been so great to watch Rosie perform. It sure sounds like you two shared some great quality time! :)

Kathy said...

What an adventure!!! That looks so neat!!! I love the picture/place where you stayed, so beautiful!

Julia Williams said...

Those photos are simply stunning!!! What a great trip.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

these are lovely!!!! We are so happy that you both had such a wonderful time, but you were TERRIBLY missed!

Remington said...

AWESOME! What a beautiful trip! The pictures are GREAT! Thank you for sharing!

Sassy The Corso said...

Gorgeous photos! So jealous! We are planning a trip to Europe next yr. Can't wait!

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