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... I get off the tram to a quiet platform in a quaint neighborhood, walk as directed and I was met half way by Tory and the kids. It was great to see her again after 5 years and meet the little ones whom I've only seen in photos. Lucas was quite shy at first and wouldn't even look at me, but eventually would become a little more chatty in his cute British accent. We got to their place and caught up as started she dinner for the kids. Carlos soon got home from work and we ...
... the posting here.
For starters, let me clearly state what this posting is NOT about. I am not bashing Schlingemann or her blogger. Nor am I defending them. Others I'm sure have done a fine job of that. I am just looking for the lessons to be learned.
By way of background, I have traveled globally extensively and read hundreds of travel journals. including Schlingemann's. She is well-spoken, ...
... have at the hostel. Tonight we made a rice bake with little baking. We did most of it on the stove and then microwaved oven it. It was good but stodgy.
We met a few people during dinner a girl names Lucy from the Northern Beaches and a couple from the Sunshine Coast.
They were nice. Lucy is staying in the tent so she said she would give us an update on what it was like when she went there.
... and caught up on my plans before we left for dinner. Initial plan was to go to Vennen this evening but in Liedberg was a film crew setting up their rigs around the Sandbauernhof. Vennen was closed so we went over to Korschenbroich and each of us had a very large amount of food at the Anker.
Back at home we continued story telling and called it a late night at 3 am (if there is a saying like ...
... Isabel in Duesseldorf was already waiting for me and we were both really excited to see each other. Ina, Isabel's mom served me nice tea and I read my first bed time story.
Since I had not seen Bob in probably 2 years it was time to catch up and I met him together with Basti in the Altstadt (staying with tea for the night).
Herr Strauss from the Kaarster Nepal Initiative I could unfortunately not meet today but I arranged a meeting for Wednesday ...