Wednesday 19 Sep 2007
So since Brussels, I met up with an Aussie, and we've been traveling together for three days now, getting lost in the maze of Europe...
In LUXEMBOURG, I:
~ played cards with two Turkish girls and talked about life while riding the train
~ got completely and utterly lost in Luxembourg's cobblestone streets
~ met a Polish lady who had many things to say about global warming and politics (but was nice enough to show me where the hostel was)
~ got turned down by the hostel because it was full of German teenagers
~ got drenched in the rain and hid under an ancient building full of statues
~ drank Chardonnay and Beaujolais while overlooking the city from a park bench
~ watched some ducks in a pond
~ thought I was catching a train back to Belgium, but realized the last one left three hours earlier
~ encountered a drunk Englishmen who had seven children and wouldn't stop kissing my hand
~ read the "arrival" sign instead of the "departure" sign and almost missed the train the next morning
In BRUSSELS, I:
~ spent half an hour trying to figure out how to work the washing machine at the laundromatt
~ dined off swiss cheese, emantal cheese, salami, baguettes, chocolates and red wine
In BRUGGES, I:
~ arrived at the train station in the middle of the night, not knowing where anything was, feeling tired and grungy.
~ found a little bed and breakfast with the sweetest old lady you could ever imagine (Madame Bettina Garcia)
~ bought curry and chicken in the local market, aaaand found the internet cafe!
It's amazing what a difference three days can make in your travels. If you are in a routine, three days can feel like a week. But when you're constantly on the move, always looking for things to do or places to go, three days feels like a few hours. It is so much easier to travel with someone else, because there is not as much responsibility on your shoulders. When you're on your own, simple things like going to the bathroom become complicated, because you have to haul your giant backpack into the tiny stall with you, otherwise it might get stolen. But with someone else, life is simplified...!
Anyway, I have a flight to London booked on Friday, but I want to connect and go to Eastern Europe... we'll see! Ciao for noww...
p.s. miss everyone btw... so many people are interested in where I come from (haha because no one has heard of Manitoulin Island!!), and many of you are in my stories!