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Summer Edition ‘012 Day 38 4th of September: No Title

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When I woke up my foot was worse than the day before- great!!!

I think I walked too much but still there’s so much to see! Classical dilemma! (At this point of my voyage I didn’t know my foot was broken… I found afterwards in Germany!)

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Went straight to Picadilly Circus to buy a ticket for “We Will Rock You”- which was a great decision! I went to Notting Hill to finally see the Portobello Road Market! Beautiful I can tell, bought a “Notting Hill Shopping Bag”, the design of Natalie Imbruglia (there are several designs), bought at a 1 pound shop a film roll!!! & I found some original Banksys!!! Whoohoo! Found a famous one which is already protected & a new one- still I am not 100% sure if it is a Banksy grafitty or not. (Edit: It wasn’t) I was proud finding something on my own without the help of a smartphone or other devices!

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George Orwell lived here ;)

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For lunch I had a vegan falafel wrap- so delicious!!!

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I waited for Sharif but when he didn’t show up after 2 hours of waiting ( I am good at waiting but enough is enough :D)  I left for Camden Town. I liked it but when I went to Camden Lock Market on the ground I really felt uncomfortable, you know. My issue. And I just needed and wanted to leave and so I did. Glad, Sharif showed up not long after that.

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teaching the world to kick ass, lesson 1…

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there was one too… :(

Then we went “Banksy Hunting” together, which was really fun! Some we found, some were already gone. Sharif took me to Brick Lane, Beigel Bake where we had delicious pieces of cheese cake, which he gave to me. It was four pieces and he was like “Ms. Church, you eat all of them…” He is a little crazy, you know… Four pieces for me? I don’t think about that too long!!! ;) (He took 1 piece at least).

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Unfortunately we didn’t have so much time for I had to be at the Dominion Theatre around 7 o’clock to pick up my ticket.
I enjoyed “We Will Rock You” so much!!! It wasn’t sold out so I could get an even better place I had before (and this one was good as well, and cheap!) So I had a great seat in the stalls of only 40 pounds! I really liked the show but I already told you that I guess =)

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I went to New Oxford Street to see one more Banksy & went home.

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my favorite one!!!

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at night at Picadilly

The movie “Anna Karenina” (by Tolstoj) had it’s premiere at the Odeon Cinema & when I went there after the show everything was gone already, no Jude, no Keira, too bad :P But I had a nice day though!

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Summer Edition ‘012 Day 36 & 37, 2nd & 3rd of September: Bittersweet Farewell

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Well, actually it’s just like that in my traveling diary, I wrote two days into one post and didn’t recognize, that it was two days I was writing about :D DSC_1378

Maybe…

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goodbye, Liverpool!

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I slept until 9 o’clock, made myself ready for the day (still have to take the painkillers) and went to the city, Tube Station: Liverpool Street =) Since now, it is 8pm I didn’tbtake the tube again, I walked all day, my foot hurts a little bit & both are very dirty (since I am only wearing flip flops)

I totally forgot to mention the first 10 songs on my 6-hour bus ride to LONDON!!!

1. The Little Mermaid- Under The Sea (haha, how great!)
2. Scumbucket- By The Way
3. MGM Studio Orchestra- Stunt Montage
4. Muse- Invincible
5. Rio Reiser- Wir Wollen Langeweile
6. Ratatat- Black Heroes
7. Movits!- Det vete fan
8. Aerogramme- The Question Is Complete
9. Coldplay- Yellow
10. An Albatross- The Psychonaut & The Rustbelt

And on my busride I had such a nice old woman next to me, we talked a little while & she reminded me of my granny…

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waiting for Sharif…

next day… the street I lived in :)

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Right now I had dinner at Tibits, a vegetarian restaurant Lu just told me about via sms. (THANK YO; SWEETY FOR HELPING ME WITH THAT!!! :* )
She found out about via: http://www.veggieplaces.com

1.Vanilla Black
2. Veggie/vegan
3. Tibits
4. Mr. Man
5. Vitaorganic

After arriving in London I had to take the Tube from Victoria Bus Station to Westham, where I lived at Sharif’s place :) So happy to see him and the guys again. Because of the Paralympics he was 1 hour delayed and I was very… bad mooded :D

So, back to the other day I was just talking about:

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So I walked down & up Brick Lane, I always wanted to go- many, like a dozen vintage stores but I wanted to have breakfast which was HARD TO FIND!!! (I don’t know, I am not well prepared!). Around noon I found a place where I had a “Smuesli” & a cupuccino- which wasn’t satisfying at all and so expensive, so I went to Tesco afterwards to buy some water, a cookie and a croissant… This was great & cheap! I love Tesco!

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I walked to Tower Bridge, down the Thames, St- Pauls where someone was about to kill himself =( which is not a joke… People where staring & taking photos of him- DISGUTSTING! Still, I can’t believe it. And, as you know me, I was making space for my anger and shoted at them that they are disgusting…

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I walked over Millenium Bridge still down the Thames (or up??? Well, direction from Tower Bridge to Buckingham), to the National Theatre, by the House of  Parliament, Big Ben, Westrminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace, The Viccy Fountain, St. James Park, Hyde Park down Oxford Street. Walk walk walk, with my broken (yes, broken) foot!

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And, just another CRAZY stroy: Just when I was at the House of Parliament someone knocked my softly on my shoulder, I turned around and saw the two french students, who were also in my dorm at “Hatters” in Liverpool!!! SO FUNNY!!! Still the coincidents are on my side.

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Sitting near by, he was.

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My daily dose of pills… :/

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Now that I had lunch  dinner I am very happy! Maybe wright some postcards and enjoy finally the warm breeze in a lower place than Hamburg =) It was sunny all day long, warm and I was even a little bit afraid of catching a sunburn! I want to keep on walking… we’ll see

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Friendly Londoners

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I walked to Picadilly Circus and the West End and I decided to buy a ticket for one of the shows in the morning!!!

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Summer Edition ‘012 Day 28, 25th of August: On my way to Belfast

The day was not that interesting until I went to Belfast by bus, the first 10 songs I heard randomly:

1. Travis- Before You Were Young
2. Anajo- Die Sonne Über Haunstetten
3. Elbow- Bitten By The Tailfly
4. El Perro Del Mar- The Sun Is An Old Friend
5. Johnny Cash- Devil’s Right Hand
6. Die Ärtze- Heroin Für Katzen
7. Philipp Boa & The VooDoo Club- The Impossible
8. The Clash- Complete Control
9. I Am Kloot- One Man Brawl
10. Senses Fail- Cute When You

The journey through east Ireland was so beautiful! Seriously I need to have vacation only in ireland one day and travel just there with my car Justus Jonas!!!

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Busstation Dublin

When I arrived my two couchsurfing hosts Kieran & Ronan picked me up at the bus station and brought me to their flat! Quickly after that Kieran showed me around in a very high speed because he had to do some voluntary work afterwards. But that was fine and completely nice that still he took his time for that!

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Bustraveling through Ireland is so great!!!

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Kieran, drinking beer out of a martini glass- very 50s like :)

Later on some friends of them came around for drinking and a party we all went together. It was a “Mad Men” (the series) theme party, the guys wore suits which looked so great and the girls pettycoats, cocktail dresses and so on… It was so nice & fun although I felt a little underdressed! :D

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In Belfast you need to go partying very early for everything closes at 2am, some at 3am, the lights are turned on & the music is off! I was very surprised about that! We went to one the the friends flat and their pleayed some guitar… Oh! I forgot that =)

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I want this cup!!!

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tea & toast make everything better!

Back at Kieran’s & Ronan’s flat I gave a small concert (played 3 songs) finally! This was eralier in the evening and this was my deal I made for my couch surfing all over Ireland, Great Britain and the rest. I played Chewed-Up Tape, New York and Killing In The Name Of Valentine. So back to the other flat- there I had kind of my second gig in Belfast. I playes Sunglasses During Rain and Happily Ever After. We went back home after a wonderful evening, had tea & toast and  I slept on the famous red couch!

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