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Summer Edition ‘012 Day 39, 5th of September: Leaving for Paris

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I still had some things on my To Do List for London, like

Abbey Road

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I got up, bought breakfast at Tesco once again & went to the city to get to the Tube Station “St. John’s Wood” where I headed straight to Abbey Road & I played tourist once again =)

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It was really cool & so many people went to see the famous studios & area of the Beatles. I walked up and down the cross-walk and got photographed by a nice asian!!! His woman was there too, she looked a little bit like Yoko Ono, but I gues just because she was older and asian…

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stolen

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After the photoshoting I walked down to Regent’s park which was pretty nice but partly under conctructions. So I walked down (wow walking down, do you have any synonyms for that, normalean??? Nope.) the Sherlock Holmes Street (aka Baker Street) & headed to Bethnal Green to meet Sharif to look for some Banksys once again & we found one which has actual been changed a little bit- sadly.

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After going to Camden Town he brought me to St.Pancras at King’s Cross- wow, this station was like so fraking huge! And because of that, I guess, I totally forgot to get to the track of Harry Potter… We had some Chai Latte & a coffee, said goodbye & I went to the Eurostar area where I had to let my luggage get checked in.

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I <3 Squirrels

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another over-painted Banksy

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I went to Paris within 2:15 hours and listened to the following songs:

1. Kelly Clarkson- My Life Would Suck Without You
2. Two Gallants- Las Cruses Jail
3. The Indelicates- Flesh
4. Portishead- Only You (live)
5. Mew- Symmetry
6. Die Ärzte- Claudia (live)
7. The Damned- Problem Child
8. Foo Fighters- Learn To Fly (live)’
9. Rufus Wainwright- Harvest Of Heart
10. Foo Fighters- Word Forward

I slept a lot =) When I arrived in Paris I got really confused by thr maps they had in the station & a very rude french couldn’t speak in whole sentences to me so I got pissed but I managed to get to my Hostel. There I met my two roommates, Alinsa from Rumania & Rachel from California, USA. We walked like a lot & then I went very tired to sleep!

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Summer Edition ‘012 Day 34, 31st of August: Magical Mystery Tour

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So when I got up my foot was swollen pretty much, it scared me a little bit. I took a shower & had a long breakfast with Lisa & Maria. Maria still didn’t feel so well but we tried to cheer her up a little bit.

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So around half ten we went to the Albert Docks to join the Magical Mystery Tour for 15,95 pounds. It was a tourists bus tour which took us to almost every important place which has something to do with the Fab 4. It was sooooo great especially the stories the guide told us what had happened on some other tours. We took many photos of the houses they were born or lived in, Penny Lane of course, Strawberry Fields, the suitcases in front of the LIPA… It was great. A woman on the tour bgean talking to me that I would just look like her own daughter which scared her in the first place. For she is coming from America =)

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The house John Lennon grew up in

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Paul McCartneys house

We had big fun, ended the tour with buying stuff fur us and our parents, bought myself a t-shirt, my dad as well, my mother got a Beatles bag.

So we were so exhausted by the tour we just went back to the hostel and slept around one hour, before that we had dinner (notice: in the afternoon!)

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Wall of Fame of the Cavern

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The three of us with a very handsome guy

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Everyone in the hostel who knew about the accident asked me how I felt and how my foot is. That was so nice and I told them about the hospital and the stuff…

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So we were also thinking about to stay one more night so we asked the hostel if we could- we could but we had to pay instead of 18 pounds 28 pounds!!! So… What to do??? Couchsurfing!!! I totally forgot I had an open request still to all couchsrufing hosts in Liverpool and some people actually responded which I didn’t know until then.

One of them, Fred, also send his mobile number so I could text him directly and I asked if Lisa & Mary could also stay at his place. Beforehand they already asked him to stay at his place but he refused, which is still strange to us, for he had space… But otherwise we would not have met! Whatever…

He asked how I knewn the two and if I trust them with my life & his house… But after a short call he told us he let us stay at his place for one night! Another girl from Germany, Chrissy from Göppingen, also stayed there at the moment.

Still we couldn’t believe our luck. Just grap the luck while it is there., you never know when the leaf is about to turn. It might be gone by tomorrow. And all because of the accident! We took a short walk outside in a very english summer rain.

I am wearing my flip flops theses days for it hurts too much to get into my vans. After the walk through small China Town, the LIPA aso. we wrote into our diaries (funny how many people do write!) and then we went to bed.

MJ

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Summer Edition ‘012 Day 32, 29th of August: The first meeting

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Liverpool!

I was walking (crazy thing for it took me so long!) from Tom’s flat to the trainstation & was on a train with men who went all to Liverpool because of a football match- not so lucky this time! But although every seat was reserved I had the luck to sit all the time! (I can say I was pretty lucky all over the summer!!!)

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10 Beatles Songs to Liverpool:

  1. Back in the U.S.S.R.
  2. And I Love Her
  3. Cry Baby Cry
  4. The Fool On The Hill
  5. For No One
  6. Magical Mystery Tour
  7. What’s The News Mary Jane =)
  8. Because
  9. Rocky Raccoon
  10. She Came Through The Bathroom Door

Got on the train at 9:51, had to switch trains in Preston around 1 pm and took a train to Liverpool Lime Street where I was picked up by Anna Malina.

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her beautiful room :)

We went to an internet cafe to meet her friend Dori there.

We chilled out some hours at Anna’s place, for Anna felt a little sick. When we got back to the city we went for dinner to Mello Mello a great vegetarian & vegan place to eat, drink & listen to live rock bands.

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Afterwards we went to a bar where there was an open mic tonight! Yeah! The hosts were playing all the time and you were able to go to them to “sign up“. I did so and played 3 songs Shallow, The Garden and Sleep. The hosts were soooo nice and the small audience just great! I had my fun!

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We had a little problem with one of the securities but this was fastly forgotten! It was such a great evening and I am glad to have met Anna Malina finally! We went back to the flat, had tea and went to bed =) (as you know, tea and toast make everything better!)

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MJ***

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