Hallo und Wilkommen
Trip Start Jun 09, 2010
13Trip End Sep 18, 2010
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I’ll start off by saying I’m sore. Enough about me, let’s talk about you, shall we? I’d like to know who’s reading my TravelPod blogs, so if you’re reading this, leave a comment please :-) Just say hi or let me know that my writing reminds you of a duck that can’t quite quack.
Today was fairly uneventful. I didn’t say unfun, however. Surprisingly, I woke up before my alarm at 9:00!
I got up, and mostly did internet tasks. I finished writing my TravelPod post from the previous night, caught up on emails, looked at a few grades, changed Google’s default language to Engliche, etc.
I was going to head out to buy food and other necessities, but it was raining out. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to take the chance. I decided to head out and at least get my tires filled with air (they were partially deflated as recommended for the flight).
I arrived at Madame Vélo, a bike shop a few minutes from my dorm. Here, free air is offered. I decided to ask about my bike seat, since it was damaged during one of my flights. He mentioned I should get a new (or used) one so damage won’t spread. I was going to, but at the last minute changed my mind, and saved my change.
I only had 20 euros
After visiting the bike shop, I went to a small Supermarkt, Tengelmann right across the street. I had brought my backpack to shove groceries into. I was going to make a fool of myself, but decided not to. I correctly found the entrance, rather than shoving past people to come in through the exit.
While there, I picked up various wursts, random cheese, Cini Minis (Cinnamon Toast Crunch, with Shrek on the box), Milche, peanut butter, bread, jelly, and frozen pizza. My goal was to get everything under €20, in case they didn’t accept credit card.
Luckily, they did accept my credit card. I sure look and act like a foreigner. At least I think I fooled the cashier with my crazy ability to speak German. I said “Hallo”, I signed for the bill, and then I said, “Danke”. My first German conversation. :-)
I went home and put the food away. I was ridiculously hungry, as I had not yet had breakfast. It was past lunchtime, so I ate my leftovers from the previous night, and chugged down much water.
Struck with a late onset of a small case of jetlag, I took a wonderful nap
Here it is, almost 1:30 again. I’ll try and wrap it up. I went on a search for any type of store that sold general goods on a late Saturday evening, to no avail. Shops were open, but not general stores from what I saw. Nearly all stores are closed on a Sunday. I successfully saved my 20 euros. The question is, whether I will have enough for tomorrow...
There’s always more to say,
but not enough time in the day,
so off to bed I go,
with a healthy red glow,
and not the faintest idea how to end this poem.