Thursday, February 3, 2011

Keeping cool when the unexpected happens

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I pretend to be a blase traveler.  I am not.

When things go wrong (and they do go wrong, on every ingle trip I have ever taken, things have gone wrong), it is important to keep in mind why you are traveling in the first place.

Getting stuck in Germany for two days because you don't speak the language and were kicked off your train at the border?  Finding yourself in flash floods on the Sinai Peninsula and seeing the police suddenly trying to separate the Egyptians from the foreigners?  Finding that your Czech roommate has actually been illegally subletting you your room, and has now stolen across the city with your bags because her parents returned early and she was trying to remove any trace of you?  Getting stuck in Germany (again...) because of "weather" on a perfectly clear day?

It's all happened.  And I found this today, and felt reassured by it -- check it out!

3 comments :

  1. At first I thought okay you can deal with each one and still keep your cool until I found all of this out today, that is insane!

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  2. Thats one hell of a bad run mate. I can somewhat appreciate the getting kicked off the train incident. It nearly happened to me on the Polish/Czech border.

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  3. I'm getting over my fear of trains -- but only because I'm now living someplace where the tickets are in a language I can read!

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