Red Meeple's International Journey!
This is the official GeekList chronicling the globe trotting of Red Meeple. You can see the original posting here:
You can follow Blue Meeple's Fifty State tour here:
So come on in and see my crazy idea at work!
Well, first, we have our noble Meeples, Red and Blue, weighing in together before their travels.
Next, we have the sign in sheet for Red Meeple. Each person will sign the sheet when they get Red Meeple.
Finally, we have the noble postal worker, putting the Meeples on the first step of their journey.
Red Meeple's next stop? Australia!
New South Wales
Buster Keaton from 'Go West'
Red is currently visiting me in Brisbane, Australia. There aren't many fires here - Australia is a big place. We're closer to the floods than to the fires!
Last week I showed Red around the city, including Anzac Square:
and Riverside Place:
On the weekend Red visited Bribie Island:
Next up, a trip to see koalas! There are lots more images in my BGG gallery:
Whe Red arrived at my place one of the first things he did was say hello to the cat.
Once work, and the weather settled down a bit I took Red on a tour. The first stop being the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Followed by a quick visit to the Winter Gardens. One of Aucklands oldest botanical gardens.
From there we went to One Tree Hill, and Red posed in front of the monument.
And while there, he saw some sheep.
And finally, with the weather closing in again, I showed Red the Sky Tower. Which was starting to vanish in the clouds.
I think he enjoyed his time in NZ, but he wants to move on. As soon as Aurum gets his address to me Red will be winging off to Hong Kong.
First Good Morning at Hong Kong.
This is the view from my home's window.
We took the train to Kowkoon and had breakfast at Big M. ^_^
We walked to Tsim Sha Tsui and got a good view of Victoria Harbor. You will find the turtle-like Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The International Finance Centre, the tallest building at Hong Kong. And there was also a Star Ferry.
And here we came to the Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower which was built at 1915.
Being an honorable guest, Mr. Red happily joined our weekly gaming seesions.
Saturday morning, the trip of Mr. Red in Taiwan begins with a gaming of China Rails.
He then supervised our process of building A Castle for All Seasons.
And the production and transportation of spices from Goa.
and participated in our DnD session,
shared food with us,
then naughtily played as a dragon rider.....
The other day, he command us young magicians in Elementalis,
and was surprised by a welcome party.
(for some reason, I had to forbid them from group hugging)
Mr. red lay as an victim in a play of Mystery Rummy: Jack the Ripper.
Finally, I got a day off and quickly show him around.
When I got to our gaming club where he stays for these days,
I found him bravely chating with a half-dressed Giant...
After he carefully checked his passport....
and reviwed our gaming log,
we're ready to go, but wait,
he noticed my collection of tokken and showed interest.
Finally we got off, we first went to a small local tempo, to wish for his bon voyage.
And paid a visit to a city zoo near by.
Mr. Red is full of curious to this world I guess...
He was also glad to be able to visit the greatest teacher, Confusius.
and then we went to a glass art museum.
We then visited a local compound gaming store in our city,
Mr. Red showed interest in the robots displayed here,
and was very happy, but flushed after this picture was taken.
We then got back to have a nice afternoon tea time,
in the end of the day, we walked around the ancient gate of the city.
We all enjoy his accompany during his stay in Taiwan, we hope he feel the same.
We had great fun with Mr. Red, and we'll surly miss him.....
So with a heavy heart Red Meeple headed off on the next leg of his global journey to arrive, in the evening, at his next port of call - Nagoya in Japan.
With many exciting experiences planned, Akai Meepuru-san choose to relax on his first night, gazing out over the local cityscape from his new host's balcony.
And then wandered outside to satisfy the trainspotting side of his nature....
Before making his way back into his bedroom for his stay, complete with tatami flooring.
That night he dreamed of all the crazy and exciting things he would experience in Japan over the coming days, including fantastic rail safety posters.....
To be continued.......
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And the meeple has shown up in Korea!
I'll take him around to see the sites, soon enough, but the cheeky jerk has already started to invade my videos.
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Sorry for the late!
As soon as Mr. Red has arrived Beijing, he went to say hello to our club.
Oops, what a big monster! Red defeated it after a hard fight.
Take a photo with our dices.
This is a boardgame magazine published by another Chinese boardgame club. The title of it means "Vane of Boardgame".
This Oct.1 will be the 60th anniversary of P.R.China, and Red decided to visit the most famous symbol of China, TianAnMen. "Men" is the Chinese pronunciation of Gate, and "TianAn" means "the whole world is secure".
The TianAnMen is under repair currently, but while Red's visit, it's still opening to visitors.
Red with Mao.
The monument for martyrs in the WWII (also known as the War of Resistance Against Japan, 1931-1945) and Chinese Civil War(1946-1949) on TianAnMen Square.
The relief sculpture outside the memorial hall of Mao.
Then Red wents to visit the Imperial Palace, and take a photo before the Meridian Gate.
What a monstrous lion guarding the Gate of the Palace!
And the front gate of the Palace. In the past, it's used to guard the wall of palace, lots of archers shoot from this fortification.
Wow, another guarding lion before the front gate, it's even much bigger!!! Red was just seemed like a hobbit with titan.
Go through a alley near the Front Gate
We found a lively bazaar named Dashila Area, which contains many old shops.
Red meeple is here in Jerusalem and had Pesach with us.
Only, something is definitely wrong with the route. I see from the above that he has been to Jeff (US), John (Australia), Christian (NZ), Tomy (Taiwan), Arthur (HK), Luke (Japan), Qiang (China), and Tom (SK).
But my letter also has signatures from Scott Alden (US) and Aaron (Germany).
According to the forum post, I'm supposed to be sending to Afghanistan, but I thought that that was a bad idea, considering that I'm sending from Israel. Skipping Afganistan, next on the list is ... Aaron in Germany, who is the one who sent it to me. So I'm very confused.
I guess I will try Christian in Austria, who is next on the list.
Update: Here's a photo of Red Meeple, finally uploaded from my camera. He is standing on a kosher-for-Passover cake.
Here is the account of Red Meeple´s visit to Vienna.
The trip from Israel seems to have been quite eventful. Still in Jerusalem he tried to pull a Mc Gyver maneuver and to escape from his envelope. The security specialists put him into a plastic envelope (like magneto´s prison) that kept him in place.
He arrived a day after RftG:BoW and was able to witness our first few tries.
The next day he came with me to a game of Imperial.
Here Red is checking out his current whereabouts. The next day he was always looking for the yellow cannon.
Next day he took my family out for some sight seeing. Here he is looking at the 1000+ years old Saint Stephens cathedral that marks the center of Vienna.
Next we walked to the Hofburg. It used to be the imperial residence but since now Austria joined this current democracy fad our newly re-elected president has his offices in there.
Betweedn Red and the Hofburg is a Fiaker. One of a hundred horse carriages that scam tourists out of their foreign money.
Next we showed him the museum of natural history. Right next is an exact copy of that building that contains the museum of fine arts. But red wanted to see the darwin exhibit showing some of his ancestors...
In this picture we caught Red trying to chat up empress Maria Theresia.
Here he´s checking out her behind...
Red, meet blue in the Museumsquartier. This used to be the stables for the imperial court. Today there are some 15 museums in that spot. And this fall some blue meeples will visit here.
Next, we took the subway to the local amusement park, the Prater. Located a little outside of the city center next to a huge park with hundreds of attractions. Red immediately went for the biggest of them all the giant ferris wheel.
We went aboard the Riesenrad and looked at all the other carts. Red told us about the first time he saw the movie The Third Man with Orson Welles.
Wow, Vienna even has a skyline. In the area of those big buildings the Spielefest is held in November. A gaming fair with some 60000 visitors. Sadly, red won´t be that long in Vienna. We went home that evening and had a nice dinner of Wiener Schnitzel. Not the hot dogs but rather breaded pork chops.
One more day. This day we tried to remind red of where he is from. In the morning, we went to a baseball game. The home team won 20 to 1.
Next, we went to an original american diner. He was very surprised that people smoked there and that there was no coleslaw with his burger, but at least the milkshake was fine.
In the evening, we went to an evening of gaming. This game of Brass was the last thing he saw of Vienna before he was put into a special padded envelope for criminally insane meeples and off he went to
We kept him so busy, that we heard him snoring from the mailbox.
Here he is with his best friend in Austria.
Bon voyage little guy!