travel in germany

ID #59662

Name: Eva
Age: 16
Country: Germany

heyy im Eva, 16 from germany
beware I’m weird I’m obsessed with bands like the 1975; arctic monkeys; 5sos; green day; etc anything indie/alternative…i love sherlock; doctor who; stranger things; etc.
I can speak german english and spanish (only learned spanish in school so its not too good) i love travelling, learning about new languages and cultures..
I’d love to get to know new people with different backrounds
I’d love to hear from you
xx

Preferences: 15-20, just be nice please

Final Night

I fly home tomorrow morning.

I almost didn’t go out for anything to eat tonight. After work I collected a shopping bag from my hotel room and wandered down to the local supermarket. After wandering the aisles and not finding anything even vaguely like a pre-made salad, or filled baguette, I gave up and wandered back. I would have to go out.

I started off in the direction of the main railway station, walking past both of the places I had visited earlier in the week. I continued on, and eventually found myself walking past a promising looking Thai restaurant. I found a table, looked at the menu, and wondered why nobody was approaching me to take an order. Ah. Maybe they don’t do that. I got up and walked over to the counter where others seemed to be paying. Everything was straightforward - ordering spring rolls, and a curry - until I offered up my card to pay.

“You have no cash?”

“No.”

“Cash machine is three minutes walk.”

“Really?”

“You want to cancel?”

I nodded, and walked from the restaurant.

As I made my way along the streets of downtown Frankfurt, I became slowly more depressed and hungry. All the promising places to eat were jam-packed with Germany people on nights out in large groups. I passed a couple of doorways in the street that appeared to conceal bars - with groups of people standing in the street with beer bottles, laughing, and shouting in each other’s faces. It struck me that I didn’t see a single police officer while making my way through the crowds.

Eventually I spotted another quiet Thai restaurant on a street corner near the station. I wandered in, and a waiter ushered me to a table. After doing my best to decipher the German menu he wandered up with an English version, and smiled. Given that I hadn’t said a word yet, I laughed to myself. Do I really look THAT English?

I ordered the house special - a huge bowl of fried rice, spiced chicken, and noodles, with a “Tiger Beer” to help it down. As far as I recall, Tiger Beer is brewed all over the world, and passed off as somehow exotic in restaurants. I imagine the Tiger Beer in Frankfurt is probably bottled just outside the city somewhere.

While sitting in the restaurant it slowly filled with people, and I became more aware than ever that I was sitting alone while everybody else had friends, family, or loved ones sitting with them. The cacophony of conversation became an almost impenetrable wall around me. I asked for the bill as soon as I finished, paid, and left.

As much as it might seem exciting to visit different countries and cities, I’m looking forward to going home now. I’m looking forward to home cooked food, sitting around the dinner table with my family, and sharing our day with each other. I’m looking forward to crashing out on the sofa, and watching garbage TV with my other half until the early hours of the morning.

Just one more airport departure lounge, one more flight, and a few more train journeys to go.

German words without English equivalent
  • <p> <b>Engelsgeduld:</b> (lit.: angel's patience) great amount of patience<p/><b>Feierabend:</b> (lit.: party-evening) the rest of the day that remains after work<p/><b>Fernweh:</b> the desire/longing to travel to faraway places/ foreign countries<p/><b>Fingerspitzengefühl:</b> (lit.: fingertips-feeling) good skill in handling things/ sensitivity and empathy<p/><b>Fremdschämen:</b> (lit.: foreign shame) shame that arises from the compassion with someone who made a fool of himself<p/><b>Geborgenheit:</b> more than safety, protection and invulnerability, it symbolises peace, warmth and calm you feel especially when you're with the people you're close to (e.g. family, friends)<p/><b>Gemütlichkeit:</b> feeling of comfort<p/><b>Habseligkeiten:</b> valuable and personally important possessions<p/><b>Innerer Schweinehund:</b> (lit.: inner pig-dog = weaker self) the part of a person that they have to overcome to be productive<p/><b>Kitsch:</b> objects with superficial beauty that are actually useless but are appreciated nonetheless<p/><b>Konfliktfähigkeit:</b> (lit.: conflict ability/skill) ability to deal with conflict / ability to constructively solve interpersonal conflicts<p/><b>Kummerspeck:</b> (lit.: grief/sorrow bacon (fat)) gained weight from emotional overeating (especially after a breakup)<p/><b>Lebenslüge:</b> (lit.: life's lie) a lie that you tell yourself to make life more bearable<p/><b>Mitdenken:</b> (lit.: with-thinking) ability to think for yourself and do more than what you were demanded to do / trying to find a conceptional solution to a problem together with other people<p/><b>Sehnsucht:</b> intense inner longing for somebody, something or a place<p/><b>Schnapsidee:</b> (lit.: schnapps idea) a ridiculous and crazy plan/idea you have while you are drunk<p/><b>Sprachgefühl:</b> (lit.: language feeling) feeling/sense of language, instinctive feel for a certain language / intuitive feeling of what is linguistically appropriate<p/><b>Stehaufmännchen:</b> (lit.: little stand up man) someone who doesn't give up and begins anew<p/><b>Torschlusspanik:</b> (lit.: gate-closing-panic) the fear of missing something important / not being able to do some things (because you're too old)<p/><b>Verschlimmbessern:</b> (lit.: verschlimmern=exasperate, verbessern=improve) improve something for the worse / make something worse but with having had the intention of improving it<p/><b>Vorführeffekt:</b> (lit.: demo effect) the effect that something you're actually able to do doesn't work when you want to demonstrate it to other people<p/><b>Waldeinsamkeit:</b> (lit.: forest loneliness/solitude) the seclusion/solitude of the forest<p/><b>Warmduscher:</b> (lit.: warm showerer/ somebody who showers with warm water) a wimp / a person that doesn't like to leave their comfort zone<p/><b>Weltschmerz:</b> (lit.: world pain (world weariness)) gratuitous melancholia / kind of feeling experienced by someone who believes that physical reality can never satisfy the demands of the mind / the feeling of anxiety caused by the ills of the world<p/><b>Zeitgeist:</b> (lit.: time-spirit, spirit of the time ) the dominant set of ideals and beliefs that motivate the actions of the members of a society in a particular period in time<p/></p>