ah, the time has come in the end. my grand european summer ist ganz vorbei (is over).
my heart saddens as i prepare to leave the small portion of the continent that i have called home for nearly 5 months now. my dream schöne realised, the time has come to end the dream and come back to my normal world.
i have found myself here, and have found the world i have here to be my lifestyle and the way in which i would happily live. the problems i have had here, would only be replaced by others if i was here permanently, and i believe there are problems to overcome no matter where one lives, so in this i know, that just because this has been a holiday doesnt mean the connection to this land, and feelings ihave for it would change by my being here permantly. alas at this stage of my life its not to be, but as i have learned here.... so lang man träumen noch leben kann.
so i have decided to put down my thoughts and reminice to myself, and recor it for posperity, as to my highlights and best memories of europe, so that no matter where i am in the future, i can always look back on this, and be reminded of the feelings of the past 5 months, and be taken right back here, to this moment in a heartbeat.
The top memorable event in each city
apart from finally ending that torturous 35 hour flight, being taken back to the last holiday with Jon and I sharing an appartment, in my favorite city, and the enjoyment i felt in that.
Dancing the night away with Ognen, getting drunk, and getting trapped in a closed underground, and having to climb over a high fence over the top of the entrance tunnel, and not falling.
The walk through the underpass, and time spent with Ognen, once we got back from the club and chilled out.
Hamburg - 1st time
The Eurovision party and the Harbour Birthday on a boat on the harbour would have to be a total tie.
Sitting every night on a candlelit terrace overlooking the lake with Bert, drinking way too much wine, watching the fire twirlers across the water, learning about each others worlds and views on life. Every night was magic
Every Nervi moment spent with Marius and the endless laughing. The Fondue - what can i say.. yum.
On the outside of Zurich.. the bobsled (rohlbahn) was definately the funnest, although i was scared as.
Staying at the Beau Rivage, and the look on my face when we walked into the room
Exploring Montreux castle would have been higher but wasdnt tecnically in Lausanne
Riding a bike for the 1st time in ten years, beside the lake, with Marius. Swallowing bugs and driving nervously on the other side of the road for the 1st time.
climbing up the kleine matterhorn and going from 20 degrees to -2 (without wind chill factor) in 30 mins. standing in a snow storm on the top and being the coldest i have ever been.
The definate highlight was the BBQ i had with Alex and his friends. Had so much fun and poor Alex having to play interpreter. and being surprised how much italian i understood without having actively ever learnt it.
aimlessly wandering the streets with Alex and amamzingly enough, getting lost together, and getting hungry, and the adventure of finding out way to where we wanted to be. (its never the destination but the journey that is the most enjoyable part)
Making my debut as a radio host. Learning to throw away my lists. Meeting a friend who has changed my life forever.
Seeing CSD Berlin with Bert and watching Mutti dancing in the streets with a veil.
Hamburg - 2nd time
Spending CSD with Jan and Yvonne, and dancing for hours in the sun, on the steps of the Jungfernstieg. doesnt get anymore Hamburg than that.
Washington DC - Norfolk -San Fran
Dans Top Ten Songs that are holiday memories
10. tie between Troy - Die Fantaschen Vier and Ich Bin Wieder Hier - Blumchen
9.tie between 54, 74, 90, 2010 - Sportsfreud Stiller - Goodbye - Sascha
8.Telefon Telefon - Margot Hielscher (from 1957 Eurovision)
7.Schwartz Und Wiess - Oliver Pocher
6.Dursch Den Monsun - Tokio Hotel (oh god i know how pitiful but its an öhrworm)
5.Push The Button (funky house mix) - Sugababes
4.So Lang Man Träumen Noch Leben Kann - Münchner Freiheit
3.Ich Bin Ich (wir sind wir) - Rosenstolz
2.Livin` in Hamburg - Hamburger Arroganz
1. No No Never - Texas Lightening
zu alle mein deutschen freunds.....danke danke danke (ohne ende) dass euch da wären und sind.
ich habe so viel gute freunds gemacht, und euch war immer bei mein seit....durch die schöne und schlimm. euch hast auf mich bekennen. es war für mich eine ehre, das ich hat euch kennen gelernt. onhe euch, ich kann nicht sein wären.
sorry für mein falsche deutsch, ich have so viel gelernt aber so wiet vor mich zu gehen. denk mal, wann ich war erste heir gekommt, kann ich so weniger sprechen und verstehen...jetzt, ich kann nur deutsch sprechen und das gut genung ohne englisch gehts. es freut mich sehr, das ich kann mit euch in deines sprache sprechen. "wir sind in deutschland und mu§ deutsch sprechen"
kein panik auf die titanik, ich komm wieder bald. bis dann, ich werde euch so viel vermiss.
ich kann nicht zu viel danke sagen..
und errinnen - du kanst immer zwie mal mir wie du !