Day 7 - Amsterdam -> The Hague -> Rotterdam -> Antwerp ->Brussels
* The Hague is very beautiful. Especially during sunrise. Maybe we should have pent more then 2 hours there between 6 and 8 am…
* If you go to Rotterdam, buy a map with a walking tour at the train station! Def our best decision ever.
* Also, take a nap if you spent the night on night trains (from Amsterdam to Rotterdam and back). In a park. They have quite a lot.
* And maybe if you’re on a eurotrip, you should not visit 3 cities a day if you had not enough sleep the night before… You won’t enjoy the third one.
* Thought Antwerp is pretty nice. But basically I hardly remember of anything…
* DON’T feed the seagulls! Neither the pigeons…
* Arriving to Brussels and to Cory was like haven. He’s got a swimming pool. And we could finally sleep on a bed again. So much comfort!
Second day of #eurotrip.
*Berlin looks like it was designed by someone who’s been on acid.
*Meeting someone you haven’t seen for two years sometimes feel like you meet a complete stranger. (a really nice one though)
*These Germans really with tourists. Apart from the fact that they made a baricade around the Branderburger tor just so that they can watch the f*cking World Cup…
*Germany is a better UK. But I don’t speak the language so probs I won’t move here.
*German knowledge from primary school is useful. At least I can say that Ich verstehe nicht.
*I just love Berlin!
Day 3: Hamburg and Bremen
*I’ve learnt that getting a free guide tour is not necessarily good. Also, without a map it’s impossible to find things in Hamburg.
*Either the Red Light District is pretty boring/invisible or we are so lame that we couldn’t find it.
*Alex lives in an MTV Cribs house. With a fairy tale car, mom and dog.
*Bremen is also like a medieval town from a Grimm brothers story.
*We are like in an majestic 5 star hotel. Not just we have a bed (!!!) and we don’t have to sleep on the floor but we have an own bathroom!!! What is this comfort?
*All German guys look the same.
*And they are all scary during a WC game (against Nigeria). I hope the German team wins cos otherwise they’ll burn something down.
*I wanna steel Alex’ dog!
It is pretty clear that I am a horrible blogger. I’m at home, in Budapest. I’ve finished the first year of uni. That is pretty insane. No more St Andrews for 3 months. I’ve been home since last Thursday and it turned out that basically I am just so bored. I really wanna work but so far I couldn’t get any jobs. And it is pretty hard because I could really use some money. Living in the UK (and especially in St Andrews) is terrifyingly expensive. Also, I am going to do a Eurotrip next month and I’m gonna go to a camp in Transylvania, I promised my friends that I’ll go to Bulgaria and Slovakia and also, I’d really like to go to a the very famous and incredibly amazing music festival in August called Sziget. This is gonna be a really cool summer I hope.
But let’s go back for a bit in time! A lot of things happened in the second semester. I’ve got an offer from the Goldsmith Collage but I did not take it because of various reasons - but mostly because eventually I’ve got to like St Andrews. It is still small and boring, still not realistic and a bit dummy, and I’m still far away from friends and it is still definitely not London. But somehow I’ve got to appreciate the positive things. This refers to basically for all the awesome people I met. So, now I am at home and somehow I’m homesick. And it is pretty weird and I’d not admit it to anyone in SA.
Other things happened as well, such as I’ve realised that I really hate studying. I spent my life lying to myself and to everyone else that I love studying. Everything. But now I really feel that I HATE studying. EVERYTHING. So this is gonna be a long next 3 years. Yaay!
My Erasmus friends came back for a short time so it was fun. My best friends from high school came to visit me; I went to London twice, to Glasgow twice, to Edinburgh a couple of times, I went to Loch Lomond for and it was super fun and really nice. I really enjoyed revision this semester as it was twice as long as last year and I made a lot of new friends in the library. (Yes, instead of studying…) I also became the Hungarian Society’s President. Hahaha. It’s gonna be an interesting next year with that… So to sum it up, it was a pretty intense second semester with lots of fun.
And I did May Dip on the 1st May! So this is also a tradition in St Andrews. On the 1st May you have to run into the sea at dawn preferably completely drunk. Seriously I think it was the funniest night I’ve ever had, though there are parts I could recall properly…