In fact, we just came back from
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So long Axel, Sirkka & Patrick. It has been good to know you. Thanks a lot for your hospitality.
Tonight I arrived, together with Axel, in
We passed by the
I was ramblin’ around in
On Sunday I was walking around admiring the nice buildings and monuments. I also visited the harbour (did a little boat excursion). A the end of the day I crawled along the Esplanade and stopped at the statue of the Finnish national poet Johan Ludvig Runeberg. Great man, this Runeberg, the national poet of Finland who wrote in Swedish, and also exercised a great influence on Swedish literature. He wrote very nice poems, like this one:
This morning I arrived, together with Axel, in
It’s almost midsummer’s night, so the nights are very short here in the North. Sunrise is at and it’s getting dark around Tonight at I was sitting in front of Central Station (Helsinki Rautatieasema ) among some nice colourful flowers and the Nothern Lights in the background.
Have you noticed my new button? It’s a souvenir from
Today, it’s exactly one year ago since I left my home and family.
On 06.06.06 I started to ramble and but a few days later Yolis brought me across the ocean. Since then I have travelled from
Last year I have travelled with Yolis Van Dorsselaer, Freya Van Dorsselaer & Erik Raul Hernandez, Sophia Acosta, Misael Chavoya, Pablo Chufeni, Aissa Zakrzewska, Danny N., the Rheinhardt family and today I just met Axel Brandenburg.
Thanks to all these kind friends I have been in
In total I hitchhiked 38.467 km (23.902 miles) since I left home.
One year ago, I was full of doubts about this adventure. Today, I have faith in the future.
I have met so much friendship and love that I know this world is a wonderful place.
Some of you I’ve met before since I was your guest. Thanks again for your hospitality. Most of you I never met but I hope this will happen soon. Until then, stay tuned!
I had a wonderfull time here in this lovely city, but I have to move on now.
Tomorrow, I am travellin’ with Matthias and Almut to …
The World Time Clock (Weltzeituhr) is one of the Alexanderplatz's most well-known features. It was constructed in 1969, is 10 metres tall and is weighing 16 tonnes. It features a revolving cylinder with the world's 24 time zones bearing the names of major cities in each zone. The mechanism is constructed in a way which enables the current time in each zone to be read.The world clock is a popular meeting point for the colourful crowd. Since the end of my stay in
Today, it’s hard to believe this, but this beautiful city was cut in two by a concrete wall for more than 28 years! The building of the wall started on August 13, 1961. The Wall was over 155 km long. Many families were split. Many East Berliners were cut off from their jobs and from chances for financial improvement; When on
Mass demonstrations against the government and the system in East Germany begun at the end of September and took until November 1989.
Erich Honecker, East Germany's head of state, had to resign on October 18, 1989.
The new governement prepared a new law to lift the travel restrictions for East German citizen.
At 06.53 pm on November 9, 1989 a member of the new East German government was asked at a press conference when the new East German travel law comes into force.
He answered: "Well, as far as I can see, ... straightaway, immediately."
Thousands of East Berliners went to the border crossings. That moment meant the end of the Berlin Wall.
I must admit I am deeply moved when I am thinking this over… here in front of a remains of the Wall