GERMANY

” Prepare for a roller coaster of feasts, treats and temptations as you take in Germany’s soul-stirring scenery, spirit-lifting culture, big-city beauties, romantic palaces and half-timbered towns. ” – Lonely Planet

On the Go in 2015: At Home and A Bit Away Too

“Marmotjes!”

My husband and I just visited their museum somewhere at the mountain top in Grossglochner.   I had already expected that I’d only see these creatures on screen or at their “most preserved” forms.

“Turn around. Look!” hubby was calling me out in a forcibly hush tone, so as not to scare them and run away.

We stopped walking, and I couldn’t believe what I saw.

“For real, I’m finally meeting my furry kinds at last!” I jokingly reacted.

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Cute furry creatures in the Alps eh?

Marmots are large squirrels living in mountainous areas such as the Alps.  These fluffy animals typically live in burrows and often within rock piles, and hibernate there through the winter.  Most marmots are highly social and use loud whistles to communicate with one another.

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Photo Diary: Berlin 2 Years Ago (Part 2) – Pub Crawl & Street Arts

Upon telling a friend about my upcoming Berlin trip, she immediately suggested that I join the city walk tours of Alternative Berlin. My third night’s free and so is the day after, but then I hesitated at first. When I imagined getting back to the hotel at wee hours of the night, and waking up the next day for another, it seemed to be too much. “Anyhow let’s see how it will go,” I told myself. I decided to take the pubcrawl, and if I feel like it, the subculture berlin free tour the next day.

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Photo Diary: Berlin 2 Years Ago (Part 1) – East + West

Believe me or not, my first trip to Berlin is so special to me, yet ironically it took me two long years to really blog about it!  If it wasn’t for the photos I took during the trip, I wouldn’t be reminded of how it was to be in Berlin at that time.

Destruction to Restoration. A realization. Every wall is a challenge. I was awestruck by the depth and intricacies of Berlin’s history… – Perpie in Berlin, July 2012

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Checkpoint Charlie or Checkpoint C, it was coincidentally our first point of destination in Berlin. It used to be a crossing point between East and West Berlin, which also became a symbol of the Cold War in the 60s between the East (as represented by the Russians) and the West (the Americans). We didn’t need to show up our passports though, neither we are restrained to cross over nor we needed to flee. Those days are finally gone.

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