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- Local voyeurist
- Me, Myself, and I
- Wheeeen the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie- that's amore!
Or it might just be me headbutting you because my face is big and white and round and easily mistaken for the moon, or maybe some other celestial body.
- The Other Half Of Me
My god I hate continental drift
- I like
- Friends, college, science, walking, cycling, too many in-jokes, making elaborate plans that I know will never work like my current one to get fit... I like bonewashing and listening to music and going to the forum on thursdays, but not all at the same time because I've already gotten a warning about desecrating the dead.
- Well I captained a lady's 5 a side soccer team called Finn Sucks. I also got the bus to Galway on the cycle to Galway. I went to the gym five times. Planning to do the triathon so I'll have to learn to swim.
- Sean nós dancing, sound effects, cactus propagation.
- Happiest When
- Breaking into people's houses and trying on their clothes and taking photos of myself in their clothes.
- Gardening, walking around Spain, piano, cycling at night with Diarmaid.
- Leonard Cohen
- makes me smile
I forgot a quiz question- guess the answer. What does Leonard go for in a woman? a)blonde hair b)shortness c)a soft Irish accent d)horticultural skills e)all of the above.
I can't believe I saw him live, I never ever thought that would happen.
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These are things you definitely need. Some things can be shared amongst us.
A good bag, 30L ish though I think 20L would do me. Has to have a raincover or be water resistant. Outside pocket in a handy place for a water bottle.
2 shorts, baggy is better. With a cord or belt.
4 t shirts or light shirts, not string tops
Nice underwear- they dry on the back of your bag while you walk so not sexy, torn or permanently stained...
Walking boots or good runners
Sandals or canvas shoes
Lots of socks, changed twice a day. Nice new soft ones if possible.
Pyjamas- remember we're in dorms with lots of people, sometimes they're cold
Swimwear for prudes like me
A duvet cover to sleep in, too hot for sleeping bags
Hand washing detergent for clothes (share, in a shampoo bottle, not a whole box!)
Shampoo and soap (share between 2 or 3 people)
Sunblock (share between 2 or 3 people)
After sun (share)
Plasters and mediswabs (share)
Small thing of talc (share)
Antiperspirant (share), gives me headaches...
Cirrus card (preferably) or somewhere secure for money/travellers cheques
Health insurance etc
Student ID for discounts
Medicine if you take any, toothbrush, sanitary things etc.
A good book, sometimes other people are asleep in the hostel so you can't talk anyway
Weigh your bag before you bring anything else. I like mine about 7kg plus 1kg water. The heavier your bag is, the more likely you are to injure yourself.
I'm also bringing:
Long trousers (apparently those trousers that have zips at the knee so they can be shorts too are really handy)
Make up (but don't bring ALL of it Colm)
4 Comments 322 weeks
I can't think of any way it could have been improved.
1 Comment 325 weeks
There is more to do in the small part of Berlin I got to know than in this entire country when it comes to culture and going out. There are art galleries, museums, concerts and strange music clubs everywhere.
One day I walked almost 25km without realising because there was SO MUCH to see along the way and it was sunny and hot, I'd be in Meath if I did that in Dublin.
Berliners are really reserved. I was unimpressed with them at Nine Inch Nails- nobody danced or moshed or even moved at all! The most annoying thing was that they all LOOKED crazy and metal/punk/something but had no sense of fun at all. It seemed unnatural not to let loose a bit from time to time. Apparently Berliners have crazy riots on May Day. I'd say doctors recommended it.
On the plus side, because they're so well behaved, a nice german boy brought me all the way, out of his way, to Avril's station from the airport because we got talking and he "had some time to kill anyway", nobody pisses or pukes on the streets at night even though they go out a lot more than us and for longer, I never saw a fight, it's possible to have trains running all night (it isn't in Dublin because of security problems), bars are friendlier and more relaxed and I felt safe in the city between 1am and 7am.
Avril's flat is gorgeous- the bedrooms are bigger than my living room and they have lovely bare floorboards and coal heating from big old brick ovens. The food is good and they drink lots of tea. Her flatmate, Sophie, is lovely and her friend was over the same time as me, which was handy cos we could do touristy stuff while the other two went to work.
The concentration camp was upsetting but otherwise everything great.
2 Comments 330 weeks