Europe Trip – The Start

March 7th, 2008 by Thinus Leave a reply »

When: 2008-03-06
Who: Thinus, Joseph

The things that I agree to late at night while sitting next to a fire, Amarula in my hand, my buddy on the rock opposite me and only crickets and a nightjar in my ears…

3 months ago it sounded like a pretty good idea. Now, its 3:30am, my plane leaves in few hours, I still have an 8am meeting to attend and I haven’t packed a thing yet! Still, my “OK, lets do it!” is my “OK, lets do it!”, (whether sober or not), meaning 9 hours from now Joseph and me will be on our way to Europe!

We’ll be flying from Johannesburg via Dubai to London and then to Dublin. 2 days later we head east for Brussels. This is more or less where our official planning stops. The idea is to see most of the Netherlands and Belgium and probably some of Germany for 2 weeks, then back to Johannesburg again via London and Dubai. 17 nights. I know where we will sleep for the first 2.

This will be my first trip overseas. Yes, except for the one time last December when Werner and me almost made it to Antarctica on my 4 seater rubber duck (damn, I’ll think twice before trying a stunt like that again, especially only minutes before sunset!). If Europe has Internet access, I’ll try and update this site as our trip develops.

But first, I need to find 2 or 3 clean shirts from the heap of clothes on my floor…

8 comments

  1. Saurabh Sinha says:

    So, was your luggage complete? :P

  2. Goedele says:

    Hey Thinus,

    Ik kon niet wachten om je website te bekijken…

    Ik ben blij dat je valies klaar geraakte.
    “OK, lets do it!” was het beste dat je kon zeggen,
    zo ben je (immers) bij ons terecht gekomen.

    Het was “baie” fijn ! !

    Groetjes (aan jullie allebei).

  3. Wynand says:

    Geniet die stay daar – sien uit na die updates.

    Goed gaan.

  4. Jonanda Groenewald says:

    Hi Thinus

    Geniet dit! Ons is vrek besig om te pak en al ons dinge agtermekaar te kry – klink my my lewe is dalk amper net so besig soos joune was toe jy die epos getik het…

    Kom veilig terug.

    Jonanda

  5. “Hi. Hoe gan’t nog?Wil net sê geniet die trip en gedra jou! As for the luggage…respect!”

  6. Antro Davel says:

    Jy moet net sê dan is ek daar.
    Ek nou besig om geld te spaar vir ‘n Contiki toer na Europa!!! Wil graag parys, switserland, germany ens sien….

    Dis so unfair!! Neem baie foto’s!! Will graag sien hoe dit daar is

    Geniet dit!!!

  7. André says:

    Hey Thinus,

    Ek hoop jy het n goeie tyd & dat jy awesome geseën word. Hoop om gou
    weer van jou te hoor!

    Shalom,
    André

  8. Jaco says:

    As julle dalk in Berlyn oorbly sal ek The Circus aanbeveel. Dis ‘n backpackershotel maar jy kan tot ‘n twee slaapkamer apartment by hulle bespreek. Die belangrikste is egter hulle ontbyt. Hulle gee ‘n ‘eet soveel as jy kan’ buffet vir iets soos 7 euro – en dis nie net brood en konfyt nie! Hulle is in die ou Oos Berlyn deel van die stad – Jy sal hulle details op die web kry.

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