I found my trip notes as I was organizing my office the other day. I figured I would post some of them, for hilarity sake.
First I should point out that though I love to NOT ‘plan ahead’, in fact I do – to a certain degree – map a backup.
I always make sure I have the numbers and addresses of multiple places to stay. In this case, we didn’t even know exactly which countries we would be visiting, so I included info for places we didn’t even go. Better to be safe than sorry.
It would seem from reading said notes, that in my re-telling I failed to mention a few points – comical and otherwise.
I had forgotten that we were in the middle of a rather extreme lightning and thunder storm when we tried to depart for Europe, or that we awoke in the middle of the night in a sweltering Hamburg hostel to 1/2 naked roomies (never had that happen before – we ran out before even brushing our teeth – modest Canadians that we are!).
Also overlooked was the bartender from earlier in the night that had given us our free girly drinks (‘sex-on-the-beach’) AND an extra shot – just because we are Canadian (how nice!).
Apparently I also blocked out our accidental viewing of a Hamburg-ian live ‘window sex show’ – because I still don’t remember it at all!
See, it is good to have notes!