Monthly Archives: August 2007

3 year check up

I took Julius to our pediatrician today, just to do a general health check and get him another vaccination, which we had been thinking about even back in Fiji … but back then it was not available and then later … Continue reading

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Greetings from Juba

On wednesday, we finally got on a comercial plane to go to Juba. To take the 7:30am flight, we had to be at the airport at 4:30am! For a domestic flight! Anyways, the trip was smooth and we arrived at … Continue reading

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How about Julius’ German? (Video)

Ok, so I hacked together this clip. Since mama is gone we can concentrate on German as main language at home … and as you can hear, he has no trouble with the use of ‘ch’ sounds … the ‘ö’ … Continue reading

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Raw Zucchini

How do you get a 3 year old to eat raw veggies … it is pretty easy … just offer it in a fun shape! Based on a suggestion by Aaron, who made a great raw pasta, based on spiral … Continue reading

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Bathtub fun

It is nice to be back home and enjoy a nice bath. Too bad mama is gone for a while, she usually takes the bath with Julius (since I am too big to fit in there with him)

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Greetings from Sudan!

So, I arrived in Sudan‘s capital, Khartoum, safely yesterday. The flight via Frankfurt was uneventful and we were picked up at the airport by a UN driver. Somehow, the city reminds me a lot of the Solomon Islands. The buildings, … Continue reading

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Back to school

Summer is over and school started again and I think that Julius was even missing it. He kept mentioning his pal Oscar pretty much every day the last 3 weeks. So he was very ok this morning when we had … Continue reading

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New kid on the block

Remember that Asian restaurant we have been visiting now frequently for 2 years? This place has become like a second living room for us, and while we still have the language barrier and only know each other’s kids names, it … Continue reading

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We are back

just the usual quick note to let the readership know that we are back in Italy, where I have a much more reliable internet connection and I promise that I will put up the last few updates from our trip … Continue reading

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The long road home …

It was time to return home and hoping to beat traffic I had planned to leave at 6 am. Of course, that turned into 7 am, which is still better than anything later. I had heard that this weekend might … Continue reading

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Heiligenblut & Grossglockner

The morning greeted us with blue skies and we knew this was our last chance on this trip to see the Grossglockner (Austria’s highest peak). We had driven through that national park just a week before, but it was cloudy … Continue reading

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Hochosterwitz Castle & more animals

Even though the weather was not that great, we were optimistic and headed off, not knowing what a packed day we would have in the end. We started driving towards the Wörther See, one of the big lakes in Carinthia, … Continue reading

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A dip in the lake

Moserhof has this great little artificial lake right next to the river (and right in front of our hut). The water is warmer and much safer to swim in … But the weather has not been good enough and even … Continue reading

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Himmelbauer playground fun (video)

We had been there before and liked it so much that we wanted to go again. Himmelbauer is a farm / hotel / restaurant high above the Möll valley which has a fantastic view and they also have a great … Continue reading

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The Ragga Schlucht Adventure

Since it was hardly raining we set off to explore the Ragga gorge (another 12€ saved thanks to the Kärnten Card). An exhilarating hike on a wooden walk-way along both sides of the gorge above the raging water. A sign … Continue reading

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