Layover in Hanover : Water-floating castle

Date : 19th December 2016 

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Hanover! This city is a hub for many Germany trans-country trip, maybe because of it’s ideal location, beside it’s other reputation (such as Oktoberfest). Surprisingly, this city tourist attraction is cramped in a quite small area, even my friend who are not that used to walk a long way can conquer this city just fine.

When we arrive at the city center (the bus and train station are on the same area) we met the monument to Ernest August and then quickly dive to the subway to go to the Leibniz University!

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This is the best picture I took, sorry

It was the university where Leibniz, one of the founder of both mechanical and digital calculator are doing his research, and so the university are named after him. It’s a quite interesting university, nearly empty maybe because it’s Christmas vacation time. And I love the lion in front of the gate to the entry!

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Hamburg Christmas Market

Date: 18th December 2015

I never imagined I’d have to write the second part of Hamburg, because I spent so little time there, and I really thought I have covered it all! Well turns out not, and my memory fails me :0, I write so little about the Christmas Market because I thought I lose all of the photos. I mistakenly think it’s in Hanover! Haha, well, here it is. Honestly, this one is the less crowded and more explained one, because I am in my friend’s town!

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Totally never see pengamen with this instruments back in my country

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Berlin – Euro(esca) pe

Date : 16th December 2015

After fascinated by Doha’s Science Fiction wonders, I finally… landed in Berlin! Woohoo! Europe! It’s my first time being in another continent.

Berlin is quite a wonder. After completing my trip, I realize how lucky I am to have Berlin as my starting point. It is really a mixed city, metropolitan, but didn’t give the shiny-tall-buildings-everywhere scenery. At least not in the tourist center, and that’s quite big. It’s a history packed location, but not full of ruin. It’s full of facilities but not overly crowded. You got what I mean?

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Who hasn’t dream of spending their Christmas in Europe and entering the world of that perfect postcard Christmas picture? I want it for sure! So on Christmas 2015 I give myself Christmas present by going to Europe and make a point to try to do and see as much as possible, filling the 20 days with 10 country and 20 cities, something I kind of regret doing as I can’t really soak the atmosphere, but it’s still awesome anyway!

Christmas at Europe. A dim light casting a soft light to a wall of brick, horse cradle inching it’s way over cobble stone, while snow are falling softly, blanketing everything in sight into a world of white. Family are rounding the table inside the small houses, devouring traditional Christmas meal.

Who hasn’t dream of spending their Christmas in Europe and entering the world of that perfect postcard Christmas picture? Anyone who has been reading Christmas stories growing up must want it, or they are just bitter disillusioned people. No, but joking aside, that’s how I imagine spending Christmas in Europe would feel like.

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The closest I get to my imagination

And that’s exactly what I have done : Spending my Christmas holiday in Europe!

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