For than just a cake...
Trip Start Apr 29, 2006
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After the Strasbourg ghetto, the university town of Freiburg has been a welcome relief. Freiburg itself is a lovely town, and our enjoyment of it has been decidedly increased by the most brilliant ever campsite ever in the history of germany. us in Freiburg? Living the dream. Well... almost. In actual fact, my dream includes a killer bowl of noodle soup, of which I actually did dream about the other night, rather than stale bread ans cheap cheese. My dream also does not, surprinsingly, include being embraced bz an enormous, sleeping, immovable and unwakeable Paul Sagenschneider, or being a poor bastard, living in dirty clothes. Average. But hey - it's not too bad. Although I really would kill for some noodle soup or yum cha.
Besides the best campsite in the history of Germany, Freiburg is really quite pleasant
German prices for everything have been surprisingly low. Cut price supermarkets are our saviour, with the crowning glory being extremely ridiculously cheap beer. Despite this, a constant concern for us 4 extremely cheap and tight travellers has been the german system in relation to bottles. If you don't know about it - here's the deal. n all bottles - plastic or glass - you pay a deposit. Ok - not too bad a concept. But when you are buying cases of beer which are only returnable at specific outlets, it causes problems, especially when you are traveeling between town and countires. So, us, being, as previously mentioned, really fucking tight - have begun the practice of carting crates of empty bottles around, which take up half of Vinny Grella's Mum's Vanny van van van, in the hope that we may be fortunate enough to find somewhere where we can cash them in for 4 euros. Tight. Uber tight. Brilliant.
The world cup road trip of the devil of the death from hell has, so far, gone ok
Unfortunately, despite being in romantic locations such as France and the Black Forest, there has been little opportunity to sight see. I mean, there's only so much you can do after you watch 6 hours of football. And anyway, things are never quite as romantic when travelling with 3 guys. Team Vanny Van Van Van has gone through the wars a little lately as well: Snags got a reasonably severe burn on his elbow from a flaming shot which he insists on showing everyone, Brett decided it would be a good idea to collide heavily with our stationary Van and his knee is paying the price, I'm a little bit coldy at the moment and Kieran is a struggler at the best of times. But it's going ok. Great in fact.
And so to the top 5. Well being the first time that I haven't travelled on my own, I thought it worthwhile to focus the Top 5 on a member of the travelling party - the enormous, unmistakeable and loveable Paul aka snags aka Herr Doktor aka Das professor aka the man on the couch aka email@example.com
5. Beavers - 'Man. Look at that beaver. It's huge. Look at it!'
4. Bees - 'Dudes! Look at these bees man! They're massive. Way bigger than australian bees'
3. Temperature - 'Is it cold in here or is it just me?' 'I'm boling in here'. 'How hot is it?'.
2. water features - Look at that water feature. Fountains are cool. Look. It sprays water everywhere. Wicked. how cool would it be to have one of them in your lounge room.
1. Mini traffic lights - Hey guyd. There they are again. Mini traffic lights. They're like normal lights but smaller. Wicked. How wicked are they...
Socceroos v Brayil. Coming up next. Ronaldinho...