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arcticdoctor
Wednesday, October 13th, 2010, 07:54 AM
Hey Skadii: Or maybe "hey Skadies" if you don't speak Latin. Sorry about the long silence, but I have been on another Grand Tour of Europe and since I was worried about getting arrested ,ha ha, I figured I should wait until I was "back, back in the USA" , to plagiarize the Beatles, before I posted the details of my trip.

Had a great time, met a lot of unreconstructed National Socialists , and lots of reconstructed folks also. But in general was a great experience as usual. You can say what you want about Europe , but it is still the "Fatherland", the "The Motherland", " The Homeland" or what ever!!

I visited Germany, of course,and Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Hungary, and France. I had a Global Eurorail Pass and was on my way to the Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Heligoland ,but unfortunately, had to abort the trip and return to the "land of the free and home of the brave" ( well, it was that way in my father's generation, but now really the "land of the servile and home of the deluded") due to a " family emergency". Just got home from the funeral. But since I believe in the Old Religion, I don't get too upset at funerals as I know that the strong are in Valhalla and the weak are in Hel.

The high point of the trip was, of course, Ulrichsberg. Since I am a member of Sharkhunters,( "Yesterdays Enemies are todays Friends") an organization that researches the real history of WWII instead of the Hollywood version, I had a personal invitation. I met a lot of great people and saw a lot of interesting things.

The wreath laying ceremony was especially inspiring. The Waffen SS, an army of 1 million volunteers from every country in Europe who joined to fight the Bolshevik butchers. Back in my formative years, I never could figure out why the US allied itself with the communist butchers, who had already murdered millions of Russians, Ukrainians, Latvians, Lithuanians, Estonians, and Finns.

We were told that we had to "liberate" Europe from those "nasty nazis", but after helping to smash the Germans, we turned over half of Europe to the commies. We consigned the Eastern Europeans to 45 years of communist slavery. Not to mention the Russians, who had already been under the je-er ,I mean, the bolshevik yoke for 28 years. Some "liberation". I really got an ear full from the people in Eastern Europe about their life in the Bolshevik "workers paradise".

Of course, now I know exactly why "WE" i.e. our "Glorious Leaders" (roosevelt, et. al.) sided with the commies. But, as we all know, if I name the "usual suspects", I will be arrested the next time I go to "liberated Europe". So I will just quote another rock and roll band, But you and I are only two, there is little that we can do, so we will stick our heads into the sand, and pretend that all is grand,
and hope that everything will turn out Ok." My apologies to SteppenWolf.

Here are some pics.

I will post some of my other adventures in the next few days.

1)2) The Putsch.
3)4)5) Wreath laying ceremony.

SaxonPagan
Thursday, October 14th, 2010, 01:21 AM
Great stuff, mate! :thumbup

I hope to be doing likewise myself next year. In fact, I was planning my itinerary only the other day and it will probably begin in Austria, a country I've never visited before, sometime in mid-April.

arcticdoctor
Friday, October 15th, 2010, 08:23 AM
Skadii !! To return to the beginning, I worked all summer to save Money
for the trip. And managed to get my self tangled up in a job where I literally
worked 5 months straight 7 days a week, And was on call 24 hours a day,
7 days a week. So I had gotten purty burned out and spent the first week
sleeping.
When I woke up ,We went to gigantic "sub pens" in Northern Germany. In these gigantic, bomb hardened buildings, the U-Boats were constructed and then launched into the river Weser.

1)2) Interior shots of the "pens".
3) Your author at work holding up an exterior wall.

arcticdoctor
Sunday, October 31st, 2010, 07:52 AM
Hallo: Sorry about the time lag but events have been moving apace.
Back to the Tour: 1) and 2) here I am indulging two of my great passions at the same time,i.e., drinking German beer and hanging out in castles.
3) 4) and 5) : One day I walked around the entire Medieval fortifications of Augsburg and only had to stop for beer once 6) which, luckily, was in the Wall.

arcticdoctor
Sunday, October 31st, 2010, 08:05 AM
Augsburg fortifications:

Caledonian
Sunday, October 31st, 2010, 08:30 AM
Nice pictures. :)

tomtom
Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010, 08:47 PM
I am planning on traveling to Europe in early 2011. I may invite one or two friends perhaps to travel with me. I plan on visiting again Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. I have numerous family in those countries. Then its off to Austria, Germany, Italy, Sicily, Greece, Turkey, France, Spain, and Portugal. I am in debate with myself whether to tour Estonia, Poland, or Czechoslavakia.

arcticdoctor
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010, 11:16 AM
I have it on good advice that Estonia is a great place.
I have a number of good Polish friends.
Prague is absolutely killer by report.
I have always wanted to visit Bratislava.
Of course, I have been to very few places that didn't treat me well.
And I have never heard of a place that I didn't want to visit.

So I am probably not the most rational source of info.

One time in equatorial africa, after paying the drivers of a flat bed truck to take my buddy Pat, a German medical student, and myself to the capitol city 4 hundred miles away, we were informed by the other passengers that the drivers intended to take the three of us out into the bush, kill us and take our money. I immediately ran in front of the truck so the drivers couldn't take off with our money and told Pat to demand a refund. This was in the old days
when most blacks hadn't ever seen a white man and I was pretty sure that
the drivers didn't have the balls to run me down in public.
Pat was a quick thinker and remembered that in this part of africa if someone was caught stealing, the locals would just beat the thief to death
on the spot. Actually the medical student had already witnessed the african
medical students beat a tire thief to death in the parking lot of the medical
school in Accra. At that time she had been totally horrified but now that
she was about to be robbed and murdered herself she got with the program
and joined Pat in loudly accusing the truckers of being "thieves".
The effect on the crowd of spectators was electrifying. Initially they had been enjoying the whole affair as entertainment. I assumed that watching
strangers robbed and murdered was an exciting change to their otherwise
rather mundane existence. But as soon as Pat and the student yelled the
word "thief" the crowd instantaneously coalesced into an angry mob.
As the mob surged towards the truck, the assistant driver threw our money
out of the window and the driver screamed at me to get the f*** out of the way. I nimbly leaped out from in front of the truck, as he and his
co-conspirator sped away.
In the africans' defense, most of them are relatively law abiding and honest
in general, but they just don't have any altruistic sensibilities to anyone not closely related. But, since everybody hates a thief, everyone will enthusiastically beat the accused thief to death.

Amerikanerin
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010, 09:36 PM
Man, I feel envious! :thumbup
I'm planning my own eurotour in about a year, some time in the fall 2011. Berlin, Wittenberg, a bit of Switzerland and some other places.

Hilderinc
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010, 09:58 PM
I have always wanted to visit Bratislava.

:chinrub Don't you mean Pressburg ;)

Nice photos and stories.

arcticdoctor
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010, 10:38 PM
NorseWarrior: Dang! You learn something everyday if you aren't careful!