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Jul 18, 2018 - Bremen and into the Netherlands

Now in Netherlands. Stopped at Bremen on the way – a really nice city. I thought it was a large town, but it has over half a million people. Lovely buildings in the centre of town, a flower market in one square and a food market in another. Ken discovered a fish and chip shop, so we had those in the park for lunch. Were very nice, although a bit salty and we were both pretty thirsty all afternoon. Biked into town – Germany has so many bike paths, both town and country. So easy to ride, too – most sealed or concrete. Had trouble getting out...

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Jun 2, 2018 - Bremen

Today we drove from Berlin to Bremen through Magdeburg turning north at Hanover. We were going to see the gardens in Hanover but it was raining hard so we went on to Bremen. It was cloudy here when we arrived at 1.30p. We found an Ibis Hotel and settled in. We walked the short distance to the tunnel under the Stradgraben...waterway passing a statue of a horse and the short block to the Old Town. We saw the Rathaus....cityhall. it was built in the 1200's. It has many statues around the roof. The Bremen Town Musicians...and is a large...

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Oct 5, 2017 - Just day to day life...

More things we have noticed about the differences in day to day life here in Germany: • We were having such a challenge finding things in the grocery store – there seemed to be such a limited selection of various products, but then we would find them elsewhere in the store. Then it dawned on us that products are shelved by manufacturer, rather than by the product. That means you could find pasta in various parts of the store, herbs and spices all over the place! Makes shopping much more of an adventure (not that having everything labelled...

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Oct 5, 2017 - Bremen, Germany

Bremen is Germany’s 10th largest city and our closest “big town”, an hour south of us. It has a reputation for being among the country’s most outward-looking and hospitable places “with a population that strikes a good balance between style, earthiness and good living”. In 1979, Bremen was the first to elect Green Party candidates to its state parliament, becoming the cradle of a Green Movement worldwide! After our first visit, we thought how blessed we were to have this beautiful old city so close we could visit it time and time again –...

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May 5, 2016 - After Netherland

Today is bank holiday also in Netherland. So this will be another rest day after that 1000km drive through 4 countries. So we went for a tour north east from my friends by car. They made me discover a little mountain  (yes there is several there) where we saw Giro departure which also trigger the presence of so many rose bicycles along the way. Now it is time to leave for the real adventure and to progress to the objective. I leave quite late after a pancake dinner but I progress to Bremen  (Germany) and pass a night there. Next tomorrow...

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May 18, 2014 - Bremerhaven

Bremerhaven was founded in 1827 when the port of Bremen silted up. It is the second largest port in Germany after Hamburg. Not obviously a place to visit you might think. 95% of the port was obliterated in raids during World War II so reconstruction had been fast and brutal after the war. However our guide book suggested that it was worth a visit as the central harbours had recently been renovated. The guide book was not wrong. Dominating the front are two specific buildings-the Klimahaus (a museum on climate change) and the Atlantic Hotel...

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May 16, 2014 - Bremen a delightful city

One good reason for choosing the campground, was that it was the nearest to Bremen town centre. We (including Daisy) discovered we could take the tram just down the road from the campground into Bremen. This fast and efficient service took us to just outside the old town and in a few hundred yards we were in the old market place. Bremen is the smallest Land of the Federal Republic of Germany i.e. a city state and has fought hard for its independence over the years. Bremen started life in 765 AD and became an import trading port gradually...

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May 15, 2014 - Short distance but a long journey to Bremen

What a day! We left Carolinensiel-Harlesiel one day earlier than we planned. Although up on time we had to wait until we could find someone to unlock the electricity cabinet to get our leads out. We reckoned all the town employees were at a meeting. After doing a dump we actual found someone who helped. We got on the road and thought we would be at the campground in Bremen just after lunch but then we hit tailback on the autobahn around Bremen due to road works. Two hours later we arrived at the campground. Although they had a pitch...

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Aug 12, 2013 - Bremen

ANG: Today we did our own walking tour of Bremen. It is a town with some very interesting architecture, though much of it has been reconstructed after being destroyed in WWII. Lots of very cute little streets with artisan type shops. Josh bought a cardboard model of The Globe Theatre, which I have since lost:( We had a nice lunch of local fair in an atmospheric restaurant, and then... We saw dead people! In a crypt underneath the cathedral was an area displaying the mummified remains of 8 people, including soldiers and ladies. It was very...

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Jul 23, 2013 - Last Weekend and future plans

I stayed in Bremen last weekend to get to know the city and because I didn’t really know where to go. Fortunately Sam decided he want to come see Bremen as well so he found a cheap bus for 8€ and came to visit. We explored the "altstät" and also went some markets where I bought a cool pair of WW2 motor cycle sunglasses which I’m pretty pumped about. I am taking Thursday and Friday off and will travel to berlin, Vienna, Linz back to Vienna and home. Hope fully I can catch some off the races at the U23 in Linz and I will rent a bike so I can...

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Jul 10, 2013 - A day in my shoes

I get up at 7am every morning, get dressed in the semi-formal work attire and have breakfast at Michael’s. Biking is the best way to get around. From where I live, so I was able to borrow this speed daemon My rather large desk maybe they have high hopes. Right now my job mostly consists of translating German in to French and English and calling French clients. The mixing room where base ingredients are combined to make new teas. The aroma infused teas(which are very common AKA like all of David’s Tea's products) are on the left....

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May 23, 2011 - Bremerhaven

Bremerhaven for the weekend! On Friday, Hans drove us to Osnabruck to catch the train two hours north to Bremerhaven where Eva’s cousin Barbel and her husband Carsten live. They met us at the station and took us home for a snack in the garden. Everyone here has beautiful yards with lots of landscaping and weed-free, neatly trimmed grass. Maybe I will get some inspiration for when I get home! Bremerhaven is one of the largest ports in Europe. We drove past acres of cars being shipped in/out—about 80,000 of them (and they only sit around...

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