Category Archives: Germany

German travelogues, and other Germany related stuff…

Prague Vlog #9 – Collecting Sophie


 

Original YT playout date: 22 August 2009
Duration: 56:25

We drive from Prague to Colmar in France and back via Prague to Warsaw to bring Sophie back from her Grandparents.
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Prague Vlog #5 – Mainly in Germany


Original YT playout date: 5 August 2009
Duration: 15:28

On this occasion I was half in Prague and half in Germany. The highlights of this film include waiting in vain for the astronomical clock to perform with my aunt and uncle, someone who went to sleep in the underground, Frankfurt am Main airport’s railway station and Mannheim station.
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Dresden


Original YT playout date: 24 May 2009
Duration: 43:02

This film is the first in a new era, after joining Baker Tilly and setting up in the Czech Republic. We are going to the Czech Republic, also Dresden to meet the team, as well as meet the German Baker Tillians who have lots of work for the Czech firm. Or so they claimed. This Dresden film went up before any of my 100+ Prague Vlogs, to follow.

 

I think it’s quite appropriate that I am moving into showing this new era, the second third, if you like, of my YouTube content, in this new decade. Some people call it the new decade from last year, when 2019 becomes 2020, others say that there was no year zero therefore year 1 to year 10 was the first decade. OK, when it’s 2019 I like to maximise my motivation then, and when it’s the end of 2020 I like to maximise my emotion now. I have more reasons, which I will not rehearse here, to say that I like the 2020 end and 2021 start decade theory. It all goes back to what I was doing at midnight on 31st December 2000, and a decision I made then which I am very happy I made. I didn’t cross the Elba that night, but I did cross three important rivers – the Vistula, the Odra and the personal Rubicon.
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S2 E19 – Return Home From Herts


Original YT playout date: 21 September 2008
Duration: 30:04

Here we take the road back through Germany and Poland. It includes a rendition of Wordsworth’s “My heart leaps up” and also a view of Turek, as well as driving through a typical Polish summer storm.
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Visiting Old Friends in Fuerstenwalde


Original playout date: 30 January 2008
Duration: 5:24

My wife had been asking for some time to be taken to see her old friend also called Lena from Belarus and I gave in in the end. In time for her to meet before the cancer which was eating her finally took her some months later, tragically.
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Stuttgart


Original playout date: 17 December 2007
Duration: 17:15

Christopher and Kasia once again in the third in a trio of Baden-Wurttemberg cities.
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Holiday in Alsace #12/12 – The journey home


Original playout date: 8 December 2007
Duration: 13:17

Yes, we’ve reached the 12th and final part of the Alsace holiday saga, and I hope that you enjoy the road trip shots, the rare photo of my wife as a 19 year old, the impromptu Borat impersonation and the music of the UK Mr Big (NB not the same as the US group of the same name) and the full version of the song which has started each episode of this series, namely “Ne me quitte pas” by Brel, a song that launched many translations such as Shirley Bassey’s “if you go away” in the 1950s but none of them come in my opinion anywhere near the original, which must be in the top ten French language songs of all time.
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YouTubing in Tubingen


Original playout date: 18 November 2007
Duration: 12:10

Second film in a trio of Baden-Wuerttemberg cities. A group of us went from Reutlingen to Tubingen, a fine old university city and a must for youtube participants with a penchant for puns.
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Reutlingen


Original playout date: 7 November 2007
Duration: 16:04

“The first in a trio of German cities taken on a recent excursion to the Baden-Wuerttemburg part of Germany. Coming up are Tuebingen and Stuttgart.

The earlier parts of the film are night shots, but if you don’t like night footage stick to it anyway, it gets on to day footage after a few minutes.

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Holiday in Alsace #6 – Schwarzwald – The Black Forest


Original playout date: 14 September 2007
Duration: 14:18

One advantage of holidaying in Alsace is that you don’t only have the Vosges mountains of France to visit, but also just across the river Rhein is Germany and the Black Forest, so we took a day trip there.

Black Forest gateau, did we manage to find it? Watch to find out…
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Berlin evening with friends


Original playout date: 14 September 2007
Duration: 15:01

After the 7/7/07 meeting, which was shown on an earlier video (I’ll make this a video response to that one) we went back to our friends from Berlin who had invited us to stay and they showed us – and via camera you the viewers – around the much changed and ever interesting city of Berlin by road.

This probably has one of the highest number of languages in it as we are speaking English, German and Russian and then there is Schuberts Heidenroeslein in Japanese, selected as this is a song the German version of which is a party piece sometimes delivered by our dear friend Dr Peter Heinemann, featured here, when in the right mood.
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Alsace Series #1


Original playout date: 26 July 2007
Duration: 6:56

Developing the idea of “series” from trips, here is the first in another series, namely the Alsace family holiday we had in 2007 mmeeting my parents over at their friends’ place in Alsace. In this first film we see where we spend the first night in Legnica. The second day we crossed Germany and saw among other things a crop fire.
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