Igor Travels Abroad

"In the end, we only regret the chances we didn't take."

What Does Travel Give You?

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What Does Travel Give You?

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Thanksgiving in Germany

Today I made a traditional American Thanksgiving and it was wonderful. We had pumpkin pie, lemon meringue pie, a chicken (no turkeys here 😀 ) with potatoes, a nice salad (cranberries, hazelnuts, and an orange; it is delicious by the way), mashed potatoes and gravy, apple cider, wine, and 4 little chocolate turkeys. It tasted great! I played American Christmas songs, like in the movies, and it was wonderful. It is also my host dad’s birthday today, so it worked out quite nicely.   thankgiving1 thankgiving3 thankgiving4



We had much fun and listened to American music and celebrated! Oh, and did I say the food tasted GREAT!!!   PS: Funny Story today: I was heading to school today, and was talking to may dad on the phone. All of the sudden, my train came and I was quite far away. I took off in a sprint and ran down the stairs, around the corner (tunnel) and plowed through two police men. One was thrown on the ground straight on his back, the other almost knocked back too. They were both screaming at me and I kept running up and in the train. I then took my coat, hat, and scarf off, and rotated them inside out so they wouldn’t realize it was me if they came after me. BUT, I got on the train to school 😀   And two recipes if your interested:


1/2 cup Hazelnuts chopped into small parts

1 can Cranberries

1 orange peeled cut into small parts a tiny bit of sugar (a teaspoon)

Lemon Meringue Pie: For Germans (in metric system) and Americans (in cups, etc.) LemonMeringuePie.pdf

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone and take care!



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The Pictures I Promised….

I went hiking with my friend Damien on Sunday. At one point, we came to a place with just wet rocks going straight up in the air. After about 15 minutes of climbing, sliding, and cursing, we got to the top.

We were literally “on top of the world”, standing on a stone as big the top of a car, above everything. We stood 200 feet in the air, standing on a ledge peering down at the world below.

Here is a panorama I built, by using a wonderful application called Hugin,  on the rock.


 “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

I could see about 300 miles around me and the sun was shining. The weather was bad the entire day, up to that point. It was beautiful then.


We then walked to our next destination, a ledge in the forest that was about 525 feet high.

There, Damien took 4 pictures of each season.


Here is my picture:


I look forward to letting you know more about my German Adventure.

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day.

Kind Regards,

Igor Bayluk