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Re: The Adventures of Globibahn
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2021, 05:27:51 PM »
Looks very well protected, Matt  :thumbsup:

Unfortunately, with the third wave being upon us in Germany your trip will have to be postponed even more, doesn't it?  :worried:

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Re: The Adventures of Globibahn
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2021, 06:17:34 PM »
Looks very well protected, Matt  :thumbsup:

Unfortunately, with the third wave being upon us in Germany your trip will have to be postponed even more, doesn't it?  :worried:

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Michael

Ja das stimmt. Ich kann nur hier sitzen und Deutsch lernen! Hoffentlich wird diese Pandemie endlich vorbei sein.

I can only sit here learning German. hopefully the pandemic will soon be over! :D

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Re: The Adventures of Globibahn
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2021, 06:27:25 PM »
Well, at least that's time well spent. Very good language skills  :thumbsup:

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Re: The Adventures of Globibahn
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2021, 06:13:56 PM »
Maybe this is something for you - if there are no license issues. Better than learning from a book!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEbOMLs6iZ0

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Re: The Adventures of Globibahn
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2021, 08:45:11 AM »
I've been rather quiet on this post, however lots has been happening.

1. I've renovated the whole flat, it's almost complete and ready to let out. Agent is coming over on Thursday to check over the improvements.
2. All railway items are over at mum's in cryogenic storage.  :D In return I've done up her garden woodwork for her.
3. Initial lodgings in Germany have been arranged, with my language exchange partner Hannah in Dresden.
4. Yoga students have been informed I'm shutting down classes.

I really want to be in Dresden by Christmas (because it's the home of Stollen cake). I'll be taking Eurostar to Brusells (with all the worldly goods I can carry) and ICE or Thalys to Frankfurt (with a night stop-over), then ICE to Dresden. First time I'll ever be booking a one-way distance ticket.

I'm absolutely terrified, which is probably a good sign!   :o

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Re: The Adventures of Globibahn
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2021, 09:31:14 AM »
Sounds great.

Thalys!  :thumbsup:
Don't know why but I love it plus you can have a different train on each leg. Bonus.

I know it probably won't help but don't be terrified, it sounds like you've got all the basics covered and you've given yourself the breathing room to enjoy your time from the moment you get there. Plus it's not like you won't be able to get anything you forget when you get there. I hate the plane, ugh dirty word, but if worse came to the worse you can always nip back quickly on a cheap flight.

I've moved from the England to the US, back to England and now I'm moving to Scotland at about the same time as you'll be heading off to Germany. It does get easier and less stressful each time you do it.

Exciting times!
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Re: The Adventures of Globibahn
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2021, 03:47:52 PM »
Hi Matt. Because I was a bit pushed for time this morning I skipped through your post more quickly than normal. That was, until the phrase "mum's in cryogenic storage" really made me pay attention and after reading it properly, breathe a sigh of relief.  :D
I'm sure that after all your planning the move will go nice and smoothly and you will settle into the German way of life without any problems.
Although we have never met you always come across as an amiable, friendly kind of person and I am sure these qualities will help you make many new friends wherever you choose to travel. In a couple of months you will have settled down and be wondering what all the fuss was about.   ;D
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Re: The Adventures of Globibahn
« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2021, 04:11:14 PM »
Good luck!

I left home a little over 30 years ago (eek) at the tender age of 18 with a one-way ticket to Berlin (ferry to Ostende and a D-Zug smelling strongly of Deutsche Reichsbahn, no tunnel or cheap flights in those days), and totally forgot to go back.

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Re: The Adventures of Globibahn
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2021, 04:35:19 PM »

Thalys!  :thumbsup:


Cheers N-Scale, Thalys it will be! :thumbsup:

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Re: The Adventures of Globibahn
« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2021, 04:39:40 PM »
Hi Matt. Because I was a bit pushed for time this morning I skipped through your post more quickly than normal. That was, until the phrase "mum's in cryogenic storage" really made me pay attention and after reading it properly, breathe a sigh of relief.  :D
I'm sure that after all your planning the move will go nice and smoothly and you will settle into the German way of life without any problems.
Although we have never met you always come across as an amiable, friendly kind of person and I am sure these qualities will help you make many new friends wherever you choose to travel. In a couple of months you will have settled down and be wondering what all the fuss was about.   ;D

Ha ha yes, mum is at a perfectly conventional ambient room temperature and doing nicely!

Thank you John, those are really nice things for you to say. Equally, I have always felt very at home on this forum, luckily I can take NGF with me on my travels (so-to-speak), it will just about squeeze into backpack! ;D

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Re: The Adventures of Globibahn
« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2021, 04:40:44 PM »
Good luck!

I left home a little over 30 years ago (eek) at the tender age of 18 with a one-way ticket to Berlin (ferry to Ostende and a D-Zug smelling strongly of Deutsche Reichsbahn, no tunnel or cheap flights in those days), and totally forgot to go back.

Thank you, you have already experienced all this then! :beers:

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Re: The Adventures of Globibahn
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2021, 05:32:30 PM »
Good luck / bon voyage / Gute Reise
My student year abroad, split between France and Germany, was one of the most formative years of my life and I look back on it fondly, so I'm sure you'll have a great experience!
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Re: The Adventures of Globibahn
« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2021, 04:51:31 PM »
Good luck / bon voyage / Gute Reise
My student year abroad, split between France and Germany, was one of the most formative years of my life and I look back on it fondly, so I'm sure you'll have a great experience!

Thank you sir!

I've just signed initial letting agent paperwork to lease out my UK flat. I'd be aiming to make my foreign move 15th Dec, if all goes to plan.

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Re: The Adventures of Globibahn
« Reply #28 on: October 27, 2021, 08:23:16 AM »
Good luck!

I left home a little over 30 years ago (eek) at the tender age of 18 with a one-way ticket to Berlin (ferry to Ostende and a D-Zug smelling strongly of Deutsche Reichsbahn, no tunnel or cheap flights in those days), and totally forgot to go back.

Thank you, you have already experienced all this then! :beers:

Yeah, it was an interesting time (late 1991); and I never stopped moving east.

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Re: The Adventures of Globibahn
« Reply #29 on: October 29, 2021, 05:10:36 PM »
This looks like a very interesting rail feature in Dresden.

https://goo.gl/maps/aGBnvJd4zpyaoqeE8

It's one of the biggest seemingly dissused freight area I know of!

 

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