How did we spend approximately 380euro each for the 12 days trip in Germany? So sorry, no souvenirs for family and friends, the trip was intended to be a super budget trip. There was no time to shop anyway.
We spent the first few nights at Mannheim where Alex S’ home is.
a photo with his dad, super nice friendly man…
We slept in the tent for some nights at the campsite.
dark night when they were putting up the tent.
i was busy taking photos of the darkness
There was a night I slept in this…. (in my dream)
I guess they are owned by the campsite management, and have to pay extra for it. So, we still had to put up our own tent. The place was rather empty at the night we arrived, only another tent beside us.
But, there was a bunch of kids “invading” our territory early in the next morning. We were preparing to leave anyway.
There were also cold nights.
And we survived on bread for almost each meals….
Even for the lunch – I was packing the sandwich rolls.
There was also “luxurious” night. This small house belongs to a friend of Alex S’ family. We bought a small plant which costs 4euro as a gift. So, we paid 1.30euro each for a comfortable night stay in Blackforest.
we had spaghetti for our dinner – luxury of the luxuries
Also few nights at few friends’ place.
The friend of Alex S survives only on 300euro for a month. The living cost in the East Germany is lower compared to the West.
And we traveled by car. It helped to save a lot on the train tickets. But we shared to pay for the petrol.
10-days festival has ended yesterday. It was not only the last day of the festival but farewell for the Erasmus students. Most of them have gone back home today. We partied for the last time yesterday’s night. Everyone enjoyed the party but with sadness hidden deep inside the heart. There might be few of them that I might not see again. It ended with hugs, kisses and goodbye with best wishes, and tears too…….
mobile blogging with image uploaded now… It’s a photo i found in the phone. This is the bear standing next to me standing next to his bear mates.
How is it to blog with the mobile? I am now typing this post with alex’s n95 since he is using my laptop now. Surfing internet thru the mobile is fun but I definitely still prefer my laptop more. Apparently I didn’t know that we can use free internet thru mobile wherever there is wifi connection. The only trouble is I need to clear the privacy data memory if I am opening websites that need slightly more bandwidth download.
I don’t see that the internet connection at the place I’m staying now will be back in these few days. Just because there is a music festival in the city, that doesn’t mean that the people don’t need to use internet. It was my personal assumption anyway.
Ooo.. I cannot justify the paragraph with mobile blogging.
There was a day that we wanted to go to La Roche-en-Ardenne, but ended up at La Roche. They were different places.
There were no museums, no castles, no churches and no town centre with row of shops; perhaps further away that we didn’t reach by foot.
We were there early in the morning and explored the rural area that is surrounded by nature, houses along the empty streets with only few old people walking around and saw BIG FAT CHICKENS.
People in smaller town are normally friendlier. The lady saw us standing beside the fence and spoke to us in French. We couldn’t understand and thought that she was trying to chase us away. But she opened the gate, let us in to take photos. The chickens weighed approximately 10kg each.
Then we walked around and interacted with the nature… We spent few hours there.