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Lost in Heidelberg

hey everyone..... snowy and cold here in Germany, we got to travel to the scenic town of heidelberg this past sunday where we got to see their famous castle that was ruined in two seperate wars. The remaning tower walls show the destruction that must have happened, they were 20 feet thick and yet destroyed before dynamite was invented..... louis the 3rd or something like that stuffed it with gun powder and i'm guessing ran for his life..... pretty awesome...... Yesterday we spent the day trying to get into the country of "Epohon". It was a simulation that we did, we spent 5 hrs trying to get visas, plane ticket and through immigration. The staff here played the roles of the citizens and i think had a bit too much fun, we had to bribe the ticket officer, go on a bus ride blindfolded and then wait for an hour in the snow while they went through or bags and interagated us. Lynnette got singled our after dropping her bag and was put through extra questioning. We were then lead into border patrol and questioned about the bibles in our bags and accused of being everything from prostitutes to missionaries, some cracked and even claimed to be atheist while the rest of us tried not to be too intimidated. Overall it was quite the learning experience and made both of us realize how relieved we are not to be going to a closed country, I think many here are now more prepared for whats ahead as they travel to closed countries. Sorry we have no pictures of that adventure our cameras were confiscated along with lynnettes name tag aparently there illegal in ephnon. We then meet a local ephnon family where we learnt a little arabic and upset the locals by eating with our left hand, too many things to think about, anyways so long untill our next adventure.
Happy to be back in Germany
kyle and lynnette

8 comments:

Kyle and Lynnette said...

by the way for those of you who don't know you can click on the picture and then you can see it bigger... just a little info for the none computer savy..... mom and dad!!!

kyle and lynnette

YootguyMark said...

That whole experience sounded cool. Too bad you couldn't show us some pics of that but whatever. Only a few more days in Germany. Enjoy your time. Still Praying!!

md

Rav said...

Hey guys,

So glad to here everything is going well. Canucks have won 2 in a row. Say hi to Christian for me.

mom k said...

.....that comment about the none computer savvy was a touch rude!!...but now i can see you up close!

Chris says ... said...

... it sounds like your adventure is well underway. 1 week and you're already shifting into 2nd gear!

Anthony and Shelley Dyck said...

great to hear from you guys again. thanks for the update. sounds like you are having some awesome experiences.

Rachel said...

Sure looks cold!

andrea said...

I really enjoyed the clown in the nativity. very... intersting.! hope you're doing great & learning all you can... missed you guys at dinner the other night, i had no one to kick under the table, lynnette...
andrea