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from wwoof to barcelona

what a crazy 24 hours

sunny

so i havenĀ“t written in a while, but im still definitly here and having quite the adventure!

the wwoof farm is great as always! i love the people there so much. everyones so happy and at peace. and at meal times people get together and made a huge pot of something. sometimes its ridiculously spicey, whiles other times its just a randome collection of flavors. a couple of them work at an organic store, and they bring home fruits, veggies and bread that the store cant sell anymore, this gives us quite the selection of great food.

kara got in a couple days ago, i think she was a little taken aback at first byu the hippieness of the farm, outhouse and all, but you get pretty comfortable there, so i think all went well.

there was this guy who stayed there for a day or two and he was like all dutch people extremely tall and he was the master of chai. not the powderstuff, no. he had all the exact spices to make the perfect cup. i went over to smell it and thought he was joking when he said, only stir to the right. but, then after talking i really saw that chai is his thing in life. very nice guy!

Chris and i, a guy from the farm went out to utrecht and he took me to his favorite international beer store- it was ridiculous, collections of belgium, german , dutch beers - i think i heard angel music. i got an organic beer, cherry, then blueberry beer, maybe another one, but the selection was incredible!

he told me there was a guy he met that for college they had to study something throughout europe, so this guy chose beer. chris taught me the way to taste it across your whole palate, blonde vs dark, and the differetn alcohol levels. me an expert? no, but im getting there!

then we went to cafe belgie a belgian pub, again full of a wide selection of quite a lot of beer and soup for a really good price. so far im a big fan of la chouffe, a blonde beer with a little gnome on it, but i also did have a lovely one called the duchesse du borgogne, very fruity but still held a good taste.

ok, enough about beer, the soup was really good too pumpkin lentil served with a large salad and frenchfries and get this- mayo. thats what dutch people dip their fries in. i tried it and its ok, but its better to dip it in the mayo and then the soap to get a creamyness to contrast with the spicy lentils.

i want to be a food critic. badly.

ok, so i i took kara there the night we were going to eindhoven for our adventures to begin! i think she liked it, but she doesnt drink beer or wine, but the soap was still good!

that was probably the only good thing to happen last night.

i can honestly say it was the worst night of my life.

we had to be in eindhoven for 600, but no busses went there that early, so we were planning on making our way to the airport and spending most the night there.

however that doesnt work when the airport closes.

we had no place to stay, but we talked to the very nice bus driver, (after she showed us pictures of her new baby- adorable!!!) and other than hotels she didnt know anywhere else to stay. we were brainstorming and she offered to bring us to a coffeeshop so we could meet some people possibly able to take us home. this of course is a horrible idea, but we thanked her, and she ended up giving us a free bus pass for going from mid town to the airport, which was about 5 euros, so that definitly helped us out.

kara and i walked around eindhoven for a while, but there was really no cheap places to stay.so we did the only thing possible and became homeless for the night. we found a little area protected by a wall, trees and some waterand set up the sleeping bag there.

this was horrible. at first it was kind of fun, getting all set up under the tree, but when its near freezing, the ground is wet its not so fun. we called a couple people to keep us busy and a bit warmer, but we really had to get some rest because the next thing was barcelona. so we tried to sleep. then it started to rain. once that started we started cracking up. tried to sleep again and we both woke up completley frozen. so i went into my pack and put on litterally every single layer of clothing i owned. i think it totaled 10 shirts, 3 pants, hat, gloves. the ground was so cold we actually moved the sleeping bag under us and used my rain jacket as a blanket.

we finally barely made it. early in the morning we got to frickin eindohoven and hopped on the plane to barcelona. but it was ryanair, so it was delayed, and instead of barcelona, it was a city near barcelona, making us take a bus to the actual city.

so with barely any sleep we arrived! horray! having only one day here we quickly got our plans together and set to the streets!

everythings lovely here- the archetecture is full of colors and curves a beautiful mosaics. we walked all day long, visiting a couple cathedrals, watching street performers, walking on the beautful boardwalk, and pretty much exhausting ourselves.

so now were back, and we will sleep beautifully tonight! i even took a shower (first one in 6 days- you know you need a shower when dreds start forming in your hair, yikes!)
it was frigid, but its the soap that matters!

so tommorrow were off to paris at 5:30 in the morning, hopefully we will be less zombies than we were today!

and as for pictures, riiiight....

o and another thing- its WARM HERE!!! with palm trees! hehe! jealous?

ok! cant wait to go to bed!
love u all!
i d love to hear from you!
MARYme

Posted by MaryP 13:05 Archived in Spain

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