Lufthansa Pilot Strike 2014 Almost Over

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…)

 

Welcome to CeBIT 2014 in Hannover

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…)

 

Hearing Christmas Carols in Meissen

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.

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Christmas market in Meissen, Germany. This  city is very famous for its porcelain manufacture.   (more…)

 

It’s Malling Time in Regensburg

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.

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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…)

 

Rosenmontag, Carnival’s Highlight in Germany

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.

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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…)

 

Sahara in Bavaria

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!

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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

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.

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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…)

 

A guide to the Canary Islands

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.

Lanzarote.

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…)

 

Loving the Mild Winter in Bavaria

Wow! it is indeed a very nice winter we had this time! Not too much snow and I guessed, it only snowed three to five times and it did melted immediately because the weather was too warm to hold it. I believed since over 10 years of living in Bavaria, Germany, this is the first time I  experience a very mild winter in this country.

When other parts of the globe are having heavy snow at the moment  and  seldom had snow during the past winters or centuries ago,  Germany on the other hand is having a very mild winter.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANormally, when it is winter time, this walking way is full of snow. This winter 2013-2014, we  always walk here especially on the weekend.

I am wondering if  this mild winter we are having right now is an effect of global warming.  I guess, yes. There are  times when our temperature reaches from 4 to 12 degree Celsius which is really not  normal for a winter weather.   Normally during  winter, we  reach  sub-zero temperature up to -20 Celsius. This is the time when it really snowed too much and ally you see everywhere are snow. This winter, it did not happened. (more…)

 

Press Release about the Travel Agency Destinia

Madrid, January 27th, 2014.- The online travel agency, Destinia, with global headquarters in Madrid, Spain, is the first travel agency in the world to accept payments using bitcoins for both hotel accommodation and airline tickets. Destinia is also now the largest e-commerce company in Europe to accept Bitcoins. (more…)

 
 

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