I arrived at the train station at Stuttgart, Germany at 12am in the morning. I pottered around taking pictures and saw this lovely train track and town replica..
Not as tired as you would think I found some food and paid for my first toilet usage, which was cheap. But the toilet not so good haha!!
On my walk to the hostel at about 3:30am it was freezing but I got a few nice pictures before my phone died. I managed to find my way to the hostel at 4am from my great memory of the map I had snapped off google. You really push your limits when away from all usually reliable sources, it’s a great opportunity to utilize your own skills, instincts and brain haha!! After a nap for a few hours, on the seat near the reception (as I couldn’t check in until 2pm), I freshened up and went for a walk through the city.
The markets were on in the town square as it was Saturday and I had a comforting familiar feeling, while walking around looking at all the beautiful junk I came across a paper tole picture (Pop up image), which my sister Melissa had actually made the same one as a teenager at a class. This was such a shock to see the same thing so far from home and a nice symbol of home here with me. When I spoke to the lady she said her son had gotten it from Australia. In the city there was so many sales on and such stylish clothing, I found it hard not being able to get a bargain, alas traveling on a budget and I really shouldn’t buy what I don’t need as I just got rid of most of my possessions to live a more stress free and minimal lifestyle.While eating my pizza at a cafe, a cute English guy named Russell asked to sit next me. I didn’t see him for long so I won’t go into detail about his story. But he was a charmer and he kissed me after like 2 seconds of talking to me haha!! (I was so shocked and probably blushing). The following day I had a buffet breakfast which was so yummy! But I’m eating too much carbs. Gonna have to find some fruit shops.Beautiful people in Europe, great fashion. So many friendly people I’ve met. I had a lovely chat with an American traveling around Europe who is from my hostel (which was an amazing hostel)
We went to Starbucks after site seeing and then spoke to a lovely German, Italian studying in Germany. We spoke of philosophy, science and body building haha!Following day: I caught a train to -Esslingen, a beautiful little town with vineyards, where I met a lovely lady named Ellen (spoke to her through a facebook page I am a member of), who showed me where to go and bought me a map. I walked around the vineyards up a big walk got some amazing pictures and it was snowing a lot. I looked at some amazing churches and climbed the stairs to the Boag (castle). Once at the top, I was busting and there was no toilets around, so what did I do? Haha! Lucky the snow had stopped, no one was around, so I pulled down my jeans and squatted next to the Boag. The things you gotta do when traveling.Tell me about some of your funny travel stories??
Caio lovelies! Update soon.
Next stop was Venice xx