The coldest Australia Day EVER
Trip Start Jan 17, 2006
58Trip End Dec 01, 2006
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I have been staying in this youth hostel which has been a bit of fun and a bit crap at the same time
One of the Australians that we had stay in our dorm was a complete dickhead however. He was a student from Sydney and he was just talking shit all night. You could barely shut him up and that wouldn't have been a problem if he wasn't just making shit up and boasting lies. Most of his stories involved being a champion drinker and fighter - what a suprise. He tried to tell me and the Americans that he was at a party where he skoaled (spelling?) three pints (3x568mL) of scotch (38% alcohol) and kept it down. I did a bit of research, and if that was even possible, he would have been dead very soon after. This load of crap was just one of 100 tall stories that he told during the night.
There was also a man in my first dorm who was about 65 years old and from French Ghana. I was sleeping in a bunk the first night when he came in and woke me up and made me move because he had been assigned that bed. If there were not 4 other free beds available I would not have minded, but he was being a prick for the sake of it
I went to the coolest museum ever yesterday. It was the museum of communication and it had the most bizarre things in there: art, old relics, funny stories etc. It only cost 2.00€ to get in aswell, which was a nice change to other tourist attractions. The 200mL bottle of water I am drinking now at this cafe costs 2.30€ (AU$3.75). At the front of the museum was an art thing that was lots of life-sized sheep all grazing and lying down. The coolest thing was though that the sheep were made out of old telephones. The handsets were the feet, the fur was the curly cord wrapped around and around and the head was the main part. They even had a black sheep that was separated from the pack - how sad. I will include a photo of this. Inside the museum there were old phone exchanges that still worked and tablets of writing dated from 1500BC among many other things. There was a postal stamp press there that worked and a modern mail sorting machine. Put simply, if you are ever in Frankfurt, it is worth seeing.
Although Frankfurt is a cool city, I plan to be moving on soon so my next entry will probably be from Köln (Cologne).
Bis später ('til later)