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On the Road #1

June 15, 2013

Every time I go away this blog remains silent, which is rather boring, isn’t it? On this occasion I was determined to post at least a few times while I’m on the road (no matter how tired I was). Here’s post No.1 – it tells a short story that will of course lead to a bigger, more interesting one, so please hop on board!

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My family is in love with Germany, we go there every year and, although we have already seen quite a lot of this country, it never ceases to impress us. We start our journey by deciding on a place we definitely want to see and then just keep going. We don’t book any hotels in advance, which of course might cause some anxiety, yet it always makes us feel that we are on a constant adventure.

The place we definitely want to see this time is Trier (South West), the oldest city in Germany,  and we started in the island of Rugen (North East) – this pretty much covers the whole of the country, so lets hope it doesn’t take us too long to get there.

During the first day we almost reached Hanover. We stopped in Celle for the night, where we found a small hotel run by an extremely friendly Scottish guy named Leslie (I’ve never been looked after that well!).

That’s what caught my eye so far:

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Perfect fields that reminded me of David Hockney’s paintings – it would be nice to paint these patches of different greens (the outskirts of Sassnitz).

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Red poppies and blue cornflowers – stunning colour combinations (the outskirts of Sassnitz)!

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A huge bridge connecting the island of Rugen to the continent – it has a vertical clearance for ships of 42 meters (nearly in Stralsund).

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June is the month for peonies, no wonder they had so many for sale on the market in Celle.

By the way, it’s a very beautiful town, definitely worth mentioning, so here are a few lines from Wikipedia and then some photos:

Celle has a castle (Schloss Celle) built in the renaissance and baroque style and a picturesque old town centre (the Altstadt) with over 400 timber-framed houses, making Celle one of the most remarkable members of the German Timber-Frame Road.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 16, 2013 2:40 pm

    Great post, so glad you decided to try and post on the road.S

    • June 16, 2013 3:56 pm

      Thank you, Sarah. It’s not that easy though… usually by the time we find a hotel I’m so tired I can barely keep my eyes open! I’ll try my best, of course, so soon you’ll find out about a hidden gem in Hanover.

  2. June 24, 2013 7:18 pm

    Love the flower photos especially!

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