Here comes the sun...

Trip Start Jan 17, 2006
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Trip End Dec 01, 2006


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Friday, May 5, 2006

Ahhh it is spring time and the words of so many songs come to mind. So many songs that I didn't understand the significance of until now. Here comes the Sun by the Beatles is a great example. I didn't (and I don't think other Aussie do either) appreciate the effect of the sun on people. When the sun comes out, people around here become happier and start to do things a lot better than in the winter time when they are miserable. The plants are also enjoying themselves: the trees across the road from my house had been big vertical sticks until three days ago when they started to sprout. Today you can't even see the trunk - the leaves have sprouted at an unbelievable speed and they are so big and soft and green.

I have just been chilling here in Bruges since the weather has turned for good. Walking around aimlessly and taking bike-rides are my activities of choice and as a result I am learning more about the city and discovering lots of new places. The complexion of the city has changed completely now and I think I like it. Going to the markets, perusing fruit and other nice food in a lazy and disorderly fashion: can't complain. My French, Spanish and Dutch skills have improved too: from 0% to about 0.5% haha. I can now say that I don't speak any of these languages (plus a few more things) in every tongue. I feel sort of cultured...

I have been helping one of my workmates, Xavier, come up with a plan for making a walking tour around the city. He knows this place back to front, but doesn't seem to understand how much money he could make from it. Nearly every night he takes people on a tour around the city (usually girls he is trying to hook up with) and then comes back to the hostel. I have accompanied him a few times and his tours are as good as many that I have been on in Europe. The old saying goes that if you find a job that you love doing, then you will never work a day in your life and why the hell not?

I have booked my tickets out of here and I will be going to Brussels, Cologne (again) and the fly to Croatia from there. I have been wanting to go to Croatia since the day I decided I would come to Europe and now it is finally going to happen. So I have until the 27th at the Bauhaus (work) and then I'm off. I have lined up an interview for a youth hostel in Berlin that is in the same chain as us and hopefully getting the job will just be a formality. I have the experience, the language skills, the visa and I'm just a nice guy to boot. hahaha.

A couple of people who I know are going to be coming over soon, so that will be awesome and I will have someone I know from home to celebrate my 21st with! I might do the whole ceremonious 21st for my 22nd when I get home, but for now, it is cool to have it here.

Last, but not least, the world cup is getting ever closer by the day and I can't wait for it! Woohoo!

Ciao
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reactor21
reactor21 on

Stevo here - Go Adam!
Hey Adam! Sounds like your becoming more worldy by the second - first noticing the different seasons and now becoming the business entrepreneur! When (if) I get accepted to teach English in Japan I can only hope I soke up as much culture as you have. Keep it up!!

callumingarm
callumingarm on

HEY ADAM
HELL ITS CALLUM YOU SOUND LIKE YOU HAVING SO MUCH FUN I CANT WAIT WELL I WILL SEE YOU SOON

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