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Hiking in Algonquin, Part III

algonquin provincial park, ontario

algonquin provincial park, ontario

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Hiking in Algonquin, Part II

colourful view, algonquin park, ontario

colourful view, algonquin park, ontario

An even more colourful view.

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Hiking in Algonquin, Part I

Kyoko and me, enjoying the wonderful view of algonquin

Kyoko and me, enjoying the wonderful view of algonquin

I met this japanese girl Kyoko in the Maynooth hostel and we took the same bus back to Toronto. We stopped for lunch in Algonquin, and enjoyed the beautiful view of nature.

Braunschweig, Niedersachsen

more pub decoration

more pub decoration

more pub decoration

Braunschweig, Niedersachsen

Bizarre Sculpture

sculpture in some pub. forgot the name.

sculpture in some pub. forgot the name.

I took this picture in a pub in downtown Braunschweig, at the evening of Martin's bachelor party.

Interessante Webseiten

Ghost Town: The Chernobyl Dead Zone

photo copyright: http://www.angelfire.com/extreme4/kiddofspeed/

photo copyright: http://www.angelfire.com/extreme4/kiddofspeed/

A friend sent me the link to Elena's Homepage.

Elena enjoys driving through the so-called Chernobyl 'dead zone' with her Kawasaki, and took several shocking, but also interesting pictures, to document the current situation of the area.

Chernobyl, abandoned city, N Ukraine, near the Belarus border, on the Pripyat R. Ten miles (16 km) to the north, in the town of Pripyat, is the Chernobyl nuclear power station, site of the worst nuclear reactor disaster in history. On Apr. 25, 1986, during an unauthorized test of one of the plant's four reactors, engineers initiated an uncontrolled chain reaction in the core of the reactor after disabling emergency backup systems. On Apr. 26, an explosion ripped the top off the containment building, expelling radioactive material into the atmosphere; more was released in the subsequent fire. Only after Swedish instruments detected fallout from the explosion did Soviet authorities admit that an accident had occurred. The reactor core was sealed off by air-dropping a cement mixture, but not before eight tons of radioactive material had escaped.

Twenty firefighters died immediately from overexposure to radioactivity, while hundreds suffered from severe radiation sickness. Pripyat, Chernobyl, and nearby towns were evacuated. People who lived near the plant in Ukraine and Belarus at the time have seen a greatly increased incidence of thyroid cancer, and genetic mutations have been discovered in children later born to exposed parents. Ukraine has estimated that as many as 8,000 people died as a result of the accident and during its cleanup. The agricultural economies of E and N Europe were temporarily devastated, as farm products were contaminated by fallout. One Chernobyl reactor remained in operation until Dec., 2000, when the complex was shut down. (bartleby.com)

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Canoeing in Algonquin, Part III

canoeing in algonquin provincial park, ontario

canoeing in algonquin provincial park, ontario

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Canoeing in Algonquin, Part II

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Canoeing in Algonquin, Part I

canoeing in algonquin provincial park, ontario

canoeing in algonquin provincial park, ontario

Braunschweig, Niedersachsen

Oh Happy Day!

Today I got the results for the Analysis exam. I passed! This is so great! Not only that I got my so-called Vordiplom (intermediate exam to master [-equiv.] degree). Now there won't be any exam during next summer!! Therefore I will be able to travel South Korea for several weeks :-D I am so excited! But it's not just about adventurous travelling. I am also looking forward to meet my Jimin! ~^^~ so happy... And hey, this is not an april fools day joke! Oh happy day!!