Leipzig boat trip

@JudyEv (90257)
Bunbury, Australia
January 19, 2016 9:02pm CST
Early in August we arrived in Leipzig in our motor-home. We had the address of our friend Christian and as we drove into his street he was waiting for us on the sidewalk. He showed us where to park safely and we then went up to his apartment. Soon after we went for a walk down to the river which is very close to his home and embarked on a boat ride on the river. Although the commentary wasn't in English, Christian translated some of the bits and pieces. It was lovely to see so much use being made of the river with many people out on all sorts of crafts. I saw more of the South American coypus too on the river bank. There are now so many in the river that they are occasionally culled.
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@ison_1 (1255)
20 Jan 16
hi :) i like that slideshow.
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@JudyEv (90257)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Jan 16
Thanks. It's fun deciding which photos to put in or take out. :)
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@TRBRocks420 (57390)
• Banks, Oregon
20 Jan 16
Sounds like another fun filled adventure.
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@JudyEv (90257)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Jan 16
It was nice to have someone with us this time who spoke the language. It takes a lot of the worry away.
@BelleStarr (29492)
• Portland, Connecticut
21 Jan 16
How did the coypus end up being wild in Germany?
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@MALUSE (28900)
• Denmark
25 May 16
@BelleStarr @JudyEv The coypus didn't end up being wild in Germany or escape from a zoo. Why should they? There have always been some. Same as beavers.
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@JudyEv (90257)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 May 16
@MALUSE I thought coypus were introduced from South America - maybe a long time ago but still introduced at some stage. Have I got this wrong?
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@MALUSE (28900)
• Denmark
25 May 16
@JudyEv @BelleStarr You're right and I'm wrong. From Wikipedia: 'Originally native to subtropical and temperate South America, it has since been introduced to North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, primarily by fur ranchers.'
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@salonga (27838)
• Philippines
20 Jan 16
I love going on a boat trip too. That is a beautiful, big river in your slide show and the place is just as beautiful.
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@JudyEv (90257)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Jan 16
It was a very nice river and quite clean except for a few little corners where a bit of rubbish had accumulated.
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@salonga (27838)
• Philippines
20 Jan 16
@JudyEv Yes, I noticed the cleanliness as well. No one will enjoy boating in a dirty, smelly river for sure.
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@JudyEv (90257)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Jan 16
@salonga There were lots of boats on the river including a lot of hire boats.
@DianneN (53086)
• United States
20 Jan 16
I love reading about your travels. You either have a great memory or kept a diary.
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@DianneN (53086)
• United States
20 Jan 16
@JudyEv When we first began traveling out of the USA, I kept a photo journal with dates, restaurants, shops, etc. once they began to fill up 4 shelves on our bookcase, I stopped. Now I just save photos and itineraries. Thanks.
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@MALUSE (28900)
• Denmark
25 May 16
I've never thought of taking a boat trip in Leipzig. But you've given me an idea should I ever go there again. But it's not very likely, to be honest. I've been to Leipzig twice for some hours during stopovers travelling by train from where I live in the south to my relatives in the east of Saxony.
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@JudyEv (90257)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 May 16
We have rivers here but we don't often get the chance to go puttering leisurely along looking at the scenery.
@sueznewz2 (8778)
• Alicante, Spain
23 Jan 16
That looked really nice I like the metal work sculpture ... and the mixture of old and new buildings...
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@JudyEv (90257)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Jan 16
It was helpful to have someone with us to interpret the commentator as we had to take the trip with a German guide.
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@tuttiharris (1350)
• Chattanooga, Tennessee
21 Jan 16
Sounds like great fun and a joyous time with your friend. I love the river here at our place, I spend a lot of time there. We have so much going on also on our river here in Chattanooga, love to you my friend, thank you for the wonderful post.
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@JudyEv (90257)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jan 16
Glad you enjoyed the post. I would love to live on a river.
@Tampa_girl7 (21016)
• United States
20 Jan 16
Thanks for sharing your trip with us.
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@JudyEv (90257)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Jan 16
I hope you're enjoying the ride. I'm enjoying reliving it as I write about each section.
@gr8nana6 (2256)
• United States
20 Jan 16
Wonderful slideshow, I know you had a terrific time visiting your friend. I love reading about all of your travels.
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@JudyEv (90257)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Jan 16
Christian was another couch-surfer who stayed with us on and off in Australia. He stayed in the town but came out to us on weekends periodically.
@LadyDuck (109394)
• Switzerland
20 Jan 16
I have watched your slideshow, this is a beautiful river, I have seen boats that look a lot like the Gondola of Venice.
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@JudyEv (90257)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Jan 16
There were some boats that looked like gondolas. They were also moved by long poles too.
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• United States
20 Jan 16
Sounds like an amazing boat trip!
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@JudyEv (90257)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Jan 16
Thanks. We did enjoy it. It took about an hour so we saw a lot.
@silvermist (14869)
• India
20 Jan 16
@JudyEv Thank you for sharing your travel experiences.
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@JudyEv (90257)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Jan 16
I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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