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Summer Edition ‘012 Day 42, 8th of September: A Long Expected Journey

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Well- not really long expected, but since Paris it seemed to me very long! Just another hours of Paris prrofing how nice (not!) it is- thank you- I will hopefully not return.

At least one place on my journey must be like that ;)

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I need to cut my fringe!!!

So I went with my luggage to Gare ‘l Est and waited a long time for I was far too early! I took the TGV to Karlsruhe with the following songs:

1. Sophie Nash- Don’t be fooled (I won’t)
2. Get Well Soon (Hopefully I will)- You Use All Your Senses Just For Being Sad
3. Joseph Arthur- You’re So True (Thanks, Joe!)
4. Paolo Nutini- Alloway Grove
5. Foo Fighters- All My Life (Always yes!)
6.  Dredg- Quotes
7. Mika- Now I Know How Morrisey Felt (kinda yes!)
8. INXS- Devil Inside (of course)
9. Sophia- So Slow
10. Fred Astaire- A Needle In The Haystack

Hanna and her boyfriend (now fiance) Ante picked me up at the station with their cabriolet & it was so frwaking warm in Germany! Hadn’t had these temperatures in weeks! Sunny & Happy =)

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First we went to their place & then hanna took me to the city to show me the castle, the theatre & a shopping mall… I spent there much money- bought a cute squirrel pillow & a yellow coat for autumn.

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When we got back we cooked a delicious and, without the tomato-onion-feta salad- a vegan dish! Had noodles with vegetables- delicious! Hadn’t had such great food since… Mh…

We watched TV & drank german beer a la “Alsterwasser”.

Slept tight on their couch :)

Last Couch for this vacation!!!

normalean

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Summer Edition ‘012 Day 31, 28th of August: Time flies

 

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View from my room, nice.

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Even if I am writing about yesterday it seems so long ago!

When I got up I went outside to Holyrood Park, actually I wanted to climb up the big hill, but the wind was so strong that I didn’t want to anymorer. I saw St. Anthony’s Well & Chapel, a ruin, which was veery nice! I went to the trainstation to buy a ticket for Liverpool which sost me 62 pounds… Very expensive but there was no other way to go on.

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soooo windy

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A swan lake

I walked about the city, was in the Scothis National Galery, had a great paninin & tea for lunch, a not so great chocolate cake in the afternoon (but it was ok, still), went up to the caste to find it closed.

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Went up to the Monument of Shame and back to the flat nwhere my host made pancakes. I brought vegetables & cheese to fill them, it was very delicious. Later on “Notting Hill“ was von the tellie. I just love that movie and had to watch it the first time in english! And it made me cry a little bit.

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Right now I am at a point of my journey, when I just want to crawl under a big blanket & cry alone at home. I don’t know what is going on with me but that is just the way I feel right now! I have to move on!

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German Food like Spätzle and Frankfurrters :)

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Lovely Marta and Kardo, former roomate of Toms. I am still in contact with both.

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So suprised, when I saw Dylan Moran as the book thieve :D

MJ***

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Summer Edition ‘012 Day 30, 27nd of August: Long Journey Home

Seriously? Did I write the H.O.M.E. word? I did… 30 days gone from Freiburg, 2 weeks off Germany… It dosn’t feel like that! One year ago I sat in my host family’s home and waited for Irene, the “Hurricane” to come… Looking backit was so funny. Chatting all day long with my friends home, with Veronica (in swedish) and with my new friends staying in New York at the time. Especially the conversation with Anita was one of the best! I remember we tried talking german but we didn’t understand each other =)DSC_0254 DSC_0253 DSC_0255

So the morning was great! I got up, had a shower, had tea, Ronan made toast with scrambled egges for us. I had to say goodbye to Kieran first cuz he had to leave for work although it was Bank Holiday Monday! (Don’t ask me what it is exactly I just know that some holidays are called like that :P)

So Ronan was so kind to bring me to the bus station, unfortunately they didn’t have any vacancies anymore so I had to switch to train for 27 pounds that was fine. Oh, did I tell I am skipping Glasgow and going directly to Edinburgh? (If I just wouldn’t have done that…) So Ronan helped me for I was pretty confused!

I got a taxi to the Docks where I took a ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan with “Stena Superfast VII”. It’s been a rough weather, greyer than grey No. 2! But first… The 10 songs on my way to Edinburgh:

1. FM- Belfast- Believe
2. The National- Guest Room
3. King Of Convenience- Stay Out Of Trouble
4. Archive- Nightmare Is Over
5. Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood- Some Velvet Morning
6. John Butler Trio- Fire In The Sky
7. Incubus- Pendulous Threads
8. Xavier Rudd- This World As We Know It
9. Ratatat- Falcon Jab
10. Martha Wainwright- Une Enfant

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Almost every train was delayed by the bad weather…

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Strangers, I like them <3

We were over half an hour delayed, had to take a bus to Ayr where I had to wait for a train to Glasgow, there I switched trains again to Edinburgh. Somehow I was on the right platform but I took the wrong teain for the platform was split into two parts or something like that- great!

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Trainstation Glasgow, next time I stay here!

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Sunny(!) Scotland

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Drove to Paisley Canal at 18:05 and back to Glasgow on the same train, someone else, a mother and her two children, were also wrong. After 40 minutes I was back in Glasgow and finally got on the right train, the playlist on the wrong train:

1. Le Tigre- Eau d’bedroom
2. Chromeo- Mr. DJ
3. Jeff Tweedy- Simple Twist Of Fate!
4. Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music- Slave To Love
5. Peter Licht- Safarinachmittag
6. Emil Bulls- Friday Night unplugged
7. The La’s- I can’t sleep
8. Die Ärzte- 1/2 Lovesong
9. Sufjan Stevens- Prairie Fire That Wanders About
10. Cary Brothers- Something

I have to go far more back, to my bus travel!

Scotland is SOOOOOOO beautiful! I didn’t have my camera with me at the moment so I couldn’t take any photos, such a shame! Even the sky was kind of coming down it was so beautiful! On the ferry I got a little seasick, but just a little. I know my Dad would love it in Scotland.

All following pictures shot on the North Bridge during a beautiful sunset :)))

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As soon as I arrived in Glasgow station the weather changed from rain to sun and finally in Edinburgh a beautifulevening sky surprised me on the North Bridge. I went to the Royal Mile and ran into a group of scottish musicians, it was the ending of an arts fetival “Fringe”, you might haver heard. I went to the Tron Church to find musicians as well and when I actually wanted to eat I found a bar “Whistle Binkies” where there was an open Mic Night!!! I am a lucky girl =)

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I singed up for slot No.1, all the others would have been very late. The gig was awesome, besides my guitar battery was empty once again, so I had to take the host’s guitar! I had lots of fun, a cider, a free beer, a nonstopping water in the sink of the toilet and I was waiting for my next couchsurfing host to appear. So much about Tom. He drove me crazy & made me kind of angry which I wasn’t afraid to tell & show him! Even if I am a guest I have rights to tell from my mind straightly! No more about him.

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The list I signed up

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ASSHOLE! :)

normalean*

PS: Tom, If you read this, could you please send me my fucking t-shirt, cardigan and vomiting-unicorn button back??? Thank you!!! (The rest of you: Excuse me my tone, but I am pissed off, still!)

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