Tuesday, 22 December 2009

German interlude

I have been here in Germany for 3 months now and I have been quite busy:
I did a lot of tourist stuff and visited museums, saw a lot of theatre plays and discovered my own homecountry anew.
I went on 3 week-long hiking trips in Germany in order not to get totally out of shape.
I ate a lot of chocolate.
I did a lot of cooking on a real stove with 3 flames, in a real oven using real kitchen knives and utensils.
I repaired my bicycle.
I ate more chocolate and other sweets.
I spent hour after hour on the internet preparing my next trip.
I met a lot of old and new friends.

I officially received the triple crown!!!! Whoa - it is sort of a tacky, crappy plaque for hiking 12,500 kms...
I ate even more chocolate and sweets.....
and now I have to leave for a new trip or I will grow fat!!

I will leave January 6th and fly to Miami. In Miami my old PCT hiker friend Birdnut will pick me up from the airport and we will paddle the Wilderness Waterway in the Everglades National Park. Funny enough, my last round the world trip also started with a paddling trip - almost 2 years ago! Only 2 weeks to go before I leave - I am getting excited....