I cannot imagine how many millions of people around the world watched the match between Germany and Brazil last Tuesday, July 8, 2014. I wished good luck to my team Germany in this previous article. It was a very exciting and breath-taking game that I stayed until dawn watching it. Until now, I still cannot comprehend how did it happened. Brazil’s foot all team are also world class and they really play good. Sad to say, they lose the game against Germany during the semi-finals held at the the Estádio Mineirão in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Germany’s players against Brazil last July 8, 2014. Sorry for the blurry picture. Thanks to ARD TV for this.
Someone told me that Germany always win against the host-country and this time, they did it again and their dream to be the world’s football champion continues.
During the first 18 minutes of play, Germany already did 5 goals. Thomas Müller did the first goal and was followed by Miroslav Klose. It was his 16th goal at a World Cup, surpassing Ronaldo as the all-time World Cup top scorer. The Deutsche National Elf (German National team) made an over all 7 goals winning against Brazil who has only 1 goal. (more…)
The FIFA World Cup fever is still going on and the game is about to begin! Tonight at 22:00 ECT, Brazil and Germany will match for the World Cup semi-final 2014. I know for sure, millions of people around the world especially those who are football fanatics, will surely watch the game. Tonight’s game will be held in game at Estádio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte.
Thomas Müller, 24 years old, who made 3 goals during their first game against Portugal.
Sad to say, it is currently raining in Bavaria, Germany. There are many towns and cities in this country who will have public viewings. I am hoping that the rain will stop before the game begins. There will also be live streaming in the internet or you can watch it live in your television channel, if it is available. I am glad we have one. (more…)
Frankfurt airport is quite not so busy since the Lufthansa’s pilots’ strike started last April 2. I heard this news over the radio a lot of times and also read it on German local newspapers. I also watched some news about the 3-day strike of Lufthansa’s pilots in the television. It started last April 2 and will end April 4, 2014 at midnight. The said strike is said to be over early retirement of the pilots. (more…)
Have you heard about the word CeBIT. If you love technology especially computers, this event is the perfect one for you to visit. I always hear about Cebit especially when it is announced over the radio or being featured in the German television news. I also browsed and read a lot of it in the internet. Tonight, while watching the news on TV, the reporter mentioned that CeBIt is finally opened.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel together with UK prime Minister David Cameron have opened the CeBIT 2014. This event takes place from March 10-14, 2014 in Hannover Messe. It is open from 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. (more…)
The weather was quite cold and chilly that night but it did not hindered us from seeing the place. Yes, I know that Christmas season is over. Indeed Fasching and carnival season is also done in Germany. I am just trying to remember that lovely evening I had when I visited the Christmas market in Meissen. I traveled there together with some friends.
Christmas market in Meissen, Germany. This city is very famous for its porcelain manufacture. (more…)
This is so far the nearest city where I can for for window shopping. When I am really getting bored, I will just drive there or I will take the train. Taking this public transportation is great and besides I can also avoid stress when driving. The other reason is, parking is quite expensive in the city. Most of the time, I prefer to go with the train.
Inside the Arcaden Mall in Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany.
There are two shopping malls I love going to in Regensburg. One is the Donau Einkaufszentrum (Danube Shopping Center) and the other one is the Arcaden, known as the Arcade mall. The bigger one is the Donau Einkaufszentrum and this is where I always love to go shopping. (more…)
So today is the Rosenmontag or Shrove Monday in Germany. It is literally known as “Rose Monday”. This day is considered to be the highlight of the German Karneval or carnival. I heard over the radio that the school goers are having off from school during the Fasching days. It means they can also enjoy and party during the carnival celebration.
Fasching or carnival parade in Hemau last March 2, 2014. Fancy and colorful costumes of the participants.
Rosenmontag is celebrated in mostly Germany speaking countries including Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Other parts of the globe are also celebrating the carnival season especially the most famous one in Rio de Janiero and in Venice, Italy. (more…)
Today is the last day of February. I hope this month is just fine for you. So far, it is a good one for me and I am grateful about it. Some challenges around but glad that I overcome it all. Many blessings too including the blessing and miracle of waking up everyday. I am happy living in this little town in Bavaria, so what else can I ask for!
a beautiful sunny day in Upper palatinate, Bavaria.
I wish, I am in Sahara right now but I am not. I am still in Bavaria but I am glad that Sahara visited us sometime last week. Some people were not really happy about it. A lot of people in Bayern or Bavaria were wondering why their cars had a lot of yellow dusts or sand. I also noticed it in my car after we drove to the next city last week. When my car was already parked in our garage, I noticed these yellow sandy particles outside. Windows and clothing from people who were outside when that phenomenon happened last week were also sprinkled with sand. (more…)
It is Fasching time in Germany! This is one of the best time to visit this beautiful country witnessing one of its famous festivities, the Fasching or Carnival. I haven’t been to the biggest carnivals in Germany like in Cologne, Mainz and Düsseldorf but at least, I already experienced some in Bayern or Bavaria.
A horse drawn carriage during the Fasching in Hemau, a town in Regensburg, Germany.
“The carnival session, also known as the “Fifth Season”, begins each year on 11 November at 11:11 a.m. and finishes on Ash Wednesday of the following year with the main festivities happening around Rosenmontag, literally known as Rose Monday.” (more…)
The archipelago of the Canary Islands is located in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Morocco. These volcanic Spanish islands are known for their beaches, many natural parks and water sports.
This long island has many beaches and resorts. This island is known for its water sports and many surfers and windsurfers visit the island to practice these sports.
The island’s main attraction is the Timanfaya National Park, a volcanic park with red and black sands. Visitors will be able to explore the park on camelback and see geysers. At the top of the park there is a restaurant where the grill is located above an active volcano. (more…)