Life in Germany!

Hallo Freunde! Hello Friends!

Greetings from Deutchland ! I have just recieved Mr Globe Trotter and I’m so very pleased to meet him. My family and I are stationed here on an assignment for the United States Airforce. Life here in Germany is vastly different from life in the U.S.A, where we enjoy multiple cultures and people of different nationalities . Here in Germany where the culture is exclusive ,you may not meet a non German if you do not live near a military installation or a big city. The language spoken here is German ,it is a very difficult language to learn .
This Friday is the Saint Martins day parade, where they celebrate with music , a bond fire ,sugar pretzels for the children and a horse and his rider leads the march through town. All the children make paper lanterns that are lit with tiny tea lights and they join in the parade .
St. Martin was a bishop who saved a homeless man one cold winter night by sharing his cloak. Afterwards he was committed to helping this less fortunate than himself .

Here a there are two very popular foods you can find anywhere , like our pizza or burgers ,they are called Schnitzel and Doner Kebab . The schnitzel is made of fried pork , it usually comes with a sauce and fries ,while the Doner could be chicken or pork ( I only eat the chicken one) and also comes with sauce and fries but can have additional toppings like cheese ,lettuce , and tomato.

There are lots of farmers here as Germans take pride in having great quality food to feed there people . You can dive or walk anywhere and see dozens of cows grazing in the fields . You will also see goats, lamb ,wild turkeys there’s even ostriches one street over ! There’s also tons of horses around too, I have some that live right next door and more on the corner of my street ūüėäūüėä

I will try to send you all pictures so you can see life here in Germany !

MR. Globe Trotter arrived to Hungary, Europa

Dear All,

I am very happy to welcome Mr Globe Trotter in my country, in Hungary, Ajka.
We are in the middle of Europe. We are a small country with a big heart, like your giraffe.

Hungarian cuisine is a prominent feature of the Hungarian culture, just like the art of hospitality. Traditional dishes such as the world famous Goulash (guly√°s stew or guly√°s soup) feature prominently. Dishes are often flavoured with paprika (ground red peppers), a Hungarian innovation.The paprika powder, obtained from a special type of pepper, is one of the most common spices used in typical Hungarian cuisine. The best quality of paprika comes from the city of Kalocsa . Thick, heavy Hungarian sour cream called tejf√∂l is often used to soften the dishes’ flavour. The famous Hungarian hot river fish soup called Fisherman’s soup or hal√°szl√© is usually a rich mixture of several kinds of poached fish.

Other dishes are chicken paprikash, foie gras made of goose liver, p√∂rk√∂lt stew, vadas, (game stew with vegetable gravy and dumplings), trout with almonds and salty and sweet dumplings, like t√ļr√≥s csusza, (dumplings with fresh quark cheese and thick sour cream). Desserts include the iconic Dobos Cake, strudels (r√©tes), filled with apple, cherry, poppy seed or cheese, Gundel pancake, plum dumplings (szilv√°s gomb√≥c), soml√≥i dumplings, dessert soups like chilled sour cherry soup and sweet chestnut puree, gesztenyep√ľr√© (cooked chestnuts mashed with sugar and rum and split into crumbs, topped with whipped cream). Perec and kifli are widely popular pastries.

Come and visit Hungary!!

Have a nice day!!


Beata Ferenczi

Dublin, Ireland

I am in a hospital, and all the nursing/Doctors are caring for patients everyday. they show so much love and affection to the patients it is “second to none”. Everyday we see some terrible stories, but we know that with the help of us, patients will go home safe and sound to there loved ones.

Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA

Parliament Hill, Ottawa ON Canada

Parliament Hill, Ottawa ON Canada


Mr. Globe Trotter was in the capital of Canada for a quick visit. My friend Averil and I took him to the Parliament Buildings, where our government sits. The tower in the middle of the attached photo is called the Peace Tower.

The people near me show me how to be “caring” by¬†giving a hug when I feel sad, and by¬†volunteering for various causes. They show how to be peaceful by demonstrating¬†respect for other people’s feelings and ideas, even¬†when they don’t agree with them.

In Ottawa, the two main languages are English and French. The area of the city that I live in is called Vanier. It is a distinct French community in the middle of Ottawa, and it used to be a completely separate city, surrounded by the City of Ottawa. A city within a city, with it’s own mayor and library.

We are a very multicultural city, with people from all over the world living here. We also have one of the world’s longest skating rinks, the Rideau Canal. People in Ottawa do a lot of skating in the winter, because it gets really, really cold here. In the summer, we do a lot of hiking and camping in Gatineau Park, which is in Quebec (Canada’s French-speaking province). It is only a 15-minute drive away and is a huge park with lakes, hiking trails, and wild animals like bears, rabbits and foxes. Although we have rabbits and foxes in the main city, too!

We celebrate the major Christian holidays in Canada, Easter and Christmas, and we also take time off in February to celebrate Family Day. Our other holidays are Victoria Day Weekend in May (for Queen Victoria of England), Canada Day (July 1st), Labour Day (the first Monday in September), Thanksgiving (ours is in October), and Remembrance Day (November 11 – it’s like your Memorial Day). We also celebrate New Year’s on December 31st. At the child care centre where I work, we also recognize holidays like Lunar New Year, Persian New Year, Ramadan, and Divali, because we have families that come from so many different countries and cultures.

This region of Canada¬†is known for Poutine: it’s french fries covered with cheese curds and gravy! It’s not very healthy, but it is pretty tasty. More of a “sometimes” food. As a vegetarian, my diet consists mostly of fruits,¬†vegetables, beans and tofu.

We also produce a lot of maple syrup. My home is within walking distance of North America’s only¬†urban sugar bush – which means that there are buckets attached to the sugar maple trees to collect sap, and the sap is boiled down to make syrup, right in the middle of the city!¬†

I’m sending Mr. Globe Trotter across the “border” into Quebec with my friend Averil!

Bonne voyage, M. Globe Trotter!



Mr. Totter is in Qatar right now, enjoying a local drink called Karak along the Corniche. Karak is basically made from tea, concentrated milk, ginger, and cardamom. The Corniche is like a long boardwalk along the gulf area. People love to walk, run, and play here… especially if ¬†they have kids. Qatar is a very safe country and almost everyone here is nice. There are all kinds of people from all over the world working and living in Qatar so I get to talk to people about their cultures, languages, politics and much more.

They have a local dish here called Makboos. It’s basically a bunch of vegetables and meat cooked together. It’s pretty good but I don’t eat it too often myself.


Next, Mr. Totter will be visiting Jordan. I grew up in Jordan so I’ll send Mr. Totter with a friend.Image

Mr Globetrotter Visits Nigeria

My name is Architect A. Mohammed. I am an architect in Bauchi Nigeria. Here I stand with Mr. Globetrotter in front of one of the buildings I designed. In the subsequent pictures I will take Mr. Globetrotter to visit some Nigerian villages to see how people live their peaceful lives using available resources.


A delicious Nigerian meal of rice, tomato stew and green leaves.


Sometimes municipal water supplies are unreliable in Nigerian villages. The people rely on water from a well such as the one shown below.


Mr. Globetrotter helps someone get water out of that well.


Mr. Globetrotter also helps us do some laundry the old-fashioned way.


Mr. Globetrotter visits a typical Nigerian fireplace where water is boiled – for bathing and other activities.


Mr. Globetrotter also visited a typical chicken coop in a village in Nigeria. the chicken spend their nights in a place like this and then spend the day looking around for food.


Mr. Globetrotter is visited by a lizard. These are harmless animals that live around human habitations in many Nigerian towns and villages and ordinarily feed on insects such as ants.


Mr Globetrotter is shown a typical device for pounding corn into flour. This old device is still used in many African villages.


Mr. Globetrotter at a typical water pot. Pots such as these help to keep water cool – nice for drinking in a hot African climate.


Because of unreliable power supply, many people in Africa still use this old method to press clothing. The ‘iron’ as it is called is heated up by making a fire in it using charcoal.


Mr. Globe Trotter in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

People here in Edmonton are experiencing their average cold, cold winter weather.  There is a lot of snow on the ground and people are constantly outside shovelling.  Neighbours smile and say hello to one another while braving the windy and chilly climate.

 Here I am, in front of the West Edmonton Mall (WEM); the largest shopping mall in North America which boasts an indoor amusement park, ice rink, water park, and even a golf course!  




Mr. Globe Trotter

I am in Mexico City, here children are taking care of nature, they are learning about recycling and seeding and are really conscious about the importance of earth. ¬†Children like to be friends with one other, so they talk with respect and if they don¬īt agree with something, they let it know with words. ¬†Children are really friendly, they love to play soccer if they are boys, and dance and sing, if they are girls. ¬†Together they play hide and seek, watch tv and play video games.

Our language is Spanish, we like to eat not just tacos and beans, for example, for breakfast we have scramble eggs, some fruit as mango, milk.  We like pasta and rice, salads, meat, chicken, fish, everything! Our food is delicious.

Our traditions are great, by this time we celebrate Posadas, that is linked with Christmas, we break a pi√Īata and sing Christmas songs.