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From Trier onwards

The last few weeks of my trip

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From Anika's place in Wittlich near Trier we packed up her Volkswagen bus/campervvan and headed across Germany. We travelled through the Black Forest and stopped at a beautiful lake. Then we spent the night in Baden Baden, a very pretty town. We parked up on a hill near the forest.
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Munich

The next day we drove to Munich. With some careful parking we were able to maneuver the van so that we could open the roof, this became our 'urban camping' camp site for the next few days. Cheapest accommodation in all of Munich during Oktoberfest at 1.50 Euro per night!

Parkhouse

Parkhouse

We dressed up Bavarian style in our 'dirndl' and headed to Oktoberfest for beer drinking, Bavarian food, songs and general fun.

Dirndl

Dirndl

Klagenfurt to Florence

I trained to Klagenfurt in Austria, met my friend Silvia and then we drove to Italy. So cool!
Road trip!

Road trip!


We stayed in Florence in a hostel that looked more like a hotel (only downside - I got bitten by bedbugs). Italy was beautiful!
Jemma hugs the leaning tower of Pisa

Jemma hugs the leaning tower of Pisa


We did a tour to Pisa, San Gimingano and Siena - incredible!

Switzerland

After Italy I trained from Klagenfurt to Zurich. A lot of the landscape reminded me of home.
I stayed in Lenzberg with a couple called Jeanne and Andy that I had met tramping in the Tararua's a year before in NZ. They lived near some castles, here is one...
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I made pavalova for dessert for a dinner party they hosted and everyone loved it :)

Frankfurt

I flew to Frankfurt. Only had 5 hours between flights, so what did I do? Headed straight to the jazz club! Saw a really great big band.
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Singapore

Hot! Very safe city. Coulourful, I was staying in Chinatown.
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Highlight would be the night safari attached to the zoo. So amazing! I saw so many cool animals!
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Getting excited about coming home, missing all my friends and family.

Melbourne

Staying with my friend Guy, nice to see a friend!
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Then Sheldon and Jess came from Sydney for the weekend, felt like home having them with me :)

So almost the end... coming home on Wednesday. Yay! Hope you have all enjoyed following me around the world. For those of you not on facebook who want to see all my photos, send me an email or something and we can sort something out!

Posted by jemma.irvine 14.10.2012 23:58 Archived in Australia

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