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Joan: What a wonderful trip this has been! This one had everything: spending quality time with Roland and Aidan; connecting with family and friends and experiencing their warmth and amazing hospitality; nostalgia for personal history and times past; history at … Continued

Day 18 25-05-2015 Mon Lübbenau

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We had arranged with Astrid that we and the Stumpfs would drive to Ilmenau to see her and her children Lisa Marie and Jonas, without fully taking into account just how far it was – a 683 Km round trip. … Continued

Day 17 24-05-2015 Sun Lübbenau

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Today we did a car journey through the countryside surrounding Lübbenau. Initially our destination was the town of Luckau, roughtly southwest of Lübbenau, which had some well-preserved old buildings. It had a very large brick church with tiled roof. Unfortunately … Continued

Day 16 23-05-2015 Sat Lübbenau

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After farewells to Ilona and Reinhard, we only had a short journey today – from Cottbus to Lübbenau to be with cousin Manfred and wife Sieglinde, a matter of only half an hour or so. However, they had recommended that … Continued

Day 15 22-05-2015 Fri Cottbus

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Today our goal was to go to Dresden. One of the prime attractions of Dresden is Die Frauenkirche, which lay in the ruins on our last visit here in 1986. The woodwork in roof of the church had been ignited … Continued

Day 13 20-05-2015 Wed Sömmerda

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After breakfast with the family it was revealed to us that three destinations had been chosen for our delectation. Getting there we traversed some really beautifully gently rolling hills with good vision into the distance. What was remarkable was seeing … Continued

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