YOU may wonder why it’s been so awfully quiet here – or maybe why I have been so awfully quiet, which is (admittedly) not common for me.
Well, following last week’s exciting news, I have some MORE exciting news for you!
1. I am going to London tomorrow!
2. I will look at a flat and something that might as well be my future workplace as I am about to MOVE to London!
Well, there is no “third”, actually, but good things come in triplets, so I make something up:
3. I am going to Paris, too!
Okay, that was actually not even a joke. Didn’t even make that one up, I am really going to Paris, too.
Because, Geez, have you ever tried to get a Last Minute flight from South Germany to London?
Impossible (unless you’re a millionaire or some other awfully rich person).
The best connection was via Zurich, Switzerland – with a seven-hour stopover. Hello? Seven hours? On a flight within Europe? That is ridiculous! I mean, in the same time you can almost fly over to Malaysia or something – and that means you’re halfway in Sydney!
Anyways, so I called that train-lady and she was just amazing (so much more helpful than the lady at the travel agency!).
She found a relatively cheap connection for me and so tomorrow morning at 6.54, I will hop on the TGV to Paris. And then I’ll have a short break of two hours there, during which I will have to transfer from one train station to the other, before heading off to London on the Eurostar.
I’m a bit scared of that, because my orientation is not always the best (even though I found my way around Auckland, whereas my Kiwi family didn’t) and my French is even worse.
So I’m going to two European capitals in one day – that is pretty mean, don’t you think?
I am sooo super-excited!!!
I’ll be back by the end of the week and tell you about my adventures (I haven’t got a place to stay in London, yet, but I’ll figure something out – hopefully).
Wish me luck!