What's with Andi

Apr 17

Munnnnnnicchh
Pretty much all we said while we were there, although I ended up calling it Munchkin by the end so I dunno. Our couch surfing host Klaus picked us up from the bus station, he was really nice. We got to his house and had to walk up 4 flights of stairs with our backpacks and I mean we’ve done worse but yeah I’m over it. Shoulda brought a wheely bag. Then he took us to see the downtown area, he showed up some main things like they’re church, city hall, the statue that was the exact centre of they’re state and all the shopping! Then we just went and got subway while he went and met friends, that night we watched some crime tv show that is a big deal there. But I totally had no fucking clue what was going on since of course it was in German. But we had some beers that were so cheap like 50-80 cents for a big glass bottle of beer it was called ” lagher hell” I think? And some weird German snacks that were pretty good, nothin on ketchup chips though. The next day we planned to get up and go hike, but it was raining and we were lazy, so we slept in and decided to try the free walking tour downtown, but we missed it by the time we actually got there because that’s our luck. But while we were in the square we saw Nolan who is from St.Albert and studying in Switzerland, he went to Munich for Kendra’s birthday too, who is a girl from St.Albert studying in Munich. That afternoon we just walked around and looked at stuff that we had no clue what they were but it looked important so we took pictures infront of it. Then we got a real German lunch, Kenzie and I shared tomato soup, and spatzel, little dough balls with cheese, so good like kraft dinner to the next level. Aly had sausages and sauerkraut which was actually really good too! Who would have thought we would like German food.. Wait we like all kinda of food. Lol? That night we went to the university grounds where Kendra is studying and drank in her room with some of her friends that go to school they’re too, two were from New Zealand, one from Switzerland, one from Australia, one from England and someone from the States! So it was all good fun we all got pretty drunk, then tried to find a place to go but since it was Monday they’re wasn’t a whole lot of options so we called it quites and got McDonald’s! Our last day in Munich we were supposed to wake up early and head to the Sleeping Beauty castle because it is a 2 hour train out they’re. But of course since we were all close to blackout we didn’t get on the train till like 12. Which was fine, the ride was super nice, Germany is so much more amazing than what I expected! It’s green and beautiful, you could think it was Alberta with the canola fields but in Edmonton we have mountains of snow from the roads and here is the Swiss Alps. Yeah Edmonton’s better your right. On the bud to the bottom of the mountain, we met some Canadian guys traveling around Europe too. So we all walked up the mountains to the castle and it was breathtaking right on the side of the Alps, and had a view of a little town surrounded in a valley. We walked around the castle to see a waterfall, and then we sat by a steam and had glacier water, walked down the valley and saw some amazing nature. It started to snow and we were not dressed for that weather so we choose to go back home, good thing because we took our first train then the train that was supposed to connect us back in Munich broke down, so we had to go on a different train and stand for 50 mins while we took the long way. I was happy really not tired from walking up and down fucking everything today, not mad my phone died. I liked it I did. That night it was Kendra’s birthday so we were supposed to go out but we got so tired that we watched football aka soccer with Klaus and asked him stupid questions and I don’t know if anyone is aware but soccer players are sexy like dimes!! Don’t knock it till ya see it! Now off to Prague for Aly’s birthday!!

Apr 17

Germany is so much more amazing then I could have ever imagined!! Its beautiful here! Klaus our couch surfing host picked us up from the bus station and brought us to his place, it was small but super nice. Kenzie and Aly shared a bed and I got a huge couch to myself so I was happy. Then he took us to the downtown area and showed us the main historic parts of it, it was so cute! They also had such nice shopping and that was good because I can shop lots.. With all the room in my bag and what not.. That night we sat at his place and watched a German TV crime series that only runs on Sunday, I had zero fucking clue what was going on because of course it was in German but hey when in Germany.. We had some beer and German snacks, they were actually good. Weird but good. The beer here is cheap as balls, 50 cents for one big glass bottle.. The beer was called leaguer hell so that’s that. The next day we wanted to hike, or I wanted to hike but it was raining so we just went to go to a free walking tour, buttttttt we slept in a missed it so we just toured ourselves around instead. It was nice we walked to an English park and looked at some good buildings that looked like they meant something but had no clue what so we took a picture infront of them anyways. Then Kenzie wanted a curling iron and we found one, which is unbelievable because we’ve seen like 3 the whole time we have been here. And finding shampoo was harder than anything. We had to go to a grocery store and we found herbal essence so we bought 2 of each :) mmmmm good clean smelling hair. That night we met up with Kendra ( who is doing a semester here from St.Albert) and Nolan ( who is doing a semester in Switzerland from St.Albert) and it was Kendra’s birthday so she invited her friends over and we drank a lot of cheap beer in her dorm. Then tried to go to a bar but since it was Monday, and we were loaded but no one else was it wasn’t fun. So we took a cab home and got mcdonalds instead ! What a nasty Monday it was. The next morning we decided to wake up early.. And go see a castle outside of Munich that the Disneyland sleeping beauty castle was modeled after!! But we kinda got up late due to the fact that Kenzie had a bottle of wine to herself and Aly and I each had 6 big boy beers. I was gassy needless to say. But we finally got up and ready then took a 2 hour train to get there, the country side of Germany was almost like Alberta, but way more green, way more beautiful with the small towns, and you had the Swiss Alpes in the back and in Edmonton you get snow piles so.. The castle was so unreal! We ended up hiking around the castle and going on our own! We had glacier water from a river and saw some breath taking views! I’m so glad with how we spent our time here! Today were taking a bus to Prague for Aly’s birthday weekend!! Cheers

So from Paris we took just a quick 13 hr bus to Munich.. Yah. Our bus didn’t leave till 10 so we hung around doing nothing in Paris them decided to go to the station early because we had to have our bags by 7.. We get there and I now know where the getto is in Paris. You could spot us 3 white gurls out in a snap between a sea of.. African Americans.. Wait African Perisans? Aka.. Niggas. So there’s no we’re for us to shit in this shit hole so we go up the stairs and find a becoming light that showed us the way, what other than the Golden Arches !! McDonald!! So we go upstairs to sit and it’s a play place !! Which was so fun because it totally didn’t smell like baby poop, wasn’t exteremely hot and sweaty AT ALL and of course children weren’t screaming, oh and no we didn’t see two French.. Baby mamas fight in a mcdonalds. Just kidding that’s all true. It was fun I swear. Then we get on the bus and god was smiling at me because I got 2 seats to myself :) I caught up on my journaling, fell asleep journaling woke up finished and went back to bed. Oh did I mention my phone was dead for the whole trip? Yeah I was happy about it too I swear. The whole bus ride is a blur I was knocked out hard! Once I tried to wake up and take a picture of the sunrise but fell asleep camera in hand! I didn’t get off my seat ONCE in 13 hours, or pee. I don’t know but it was experience to say the least. Ohh! I almost forgot when we get into Munich cops pulled the bus over and got everyone to show they’re passports, they didn’t even second look ours and gave them back but ran everyone else’s in the bus.. It was weird I’ve never seen that. One guy beside us was like shaking, I half hoped he would get arrested for some cool blog stories for you all but sadly nothing happened.

Apr 15
Buses can suck it
Apr 10

Today we went to one of my favorite places ever, palace of Versailles! I love the history and the extravagance of the palace, everything was just huge and amazing! We went on the tour through the suits, and got to see the hall of mirrors! But my favorite part of the whole day was walking through the garden! Last time we went it was raining which was a great memory that made me laugh all day and think of my mom and Matt holding the umbrella getting soaked so she didn’t! But today the weather was perfect! The sun was out and not a cloud was in the sky!! We walked in the garden then sat by the water while people canoed, i was so relaxed and thought about Marie-Antoinette causally walking through the gardens laughing, or the royals waltzing around doing nothing, that’s what we did and it was perfect. Also I was sporting an new black romper I bought at h&m, it made me look so nice and thin in pictures!! Oh best part was after we walked around mama got a nice big cold soda from Mcdonalds :) such a great day !!! Makes me want to watch pathetic Marie-Antoinette again! Such a great movie!!

Apr 10

Wednesday we all slept in till like 2 because Disney physically and emotionally drained the fuck out of us. You can’t have that much fun without a fall down. But that night we went to he Eiffel Tower and I swear we went up at the perfect time! We got to the second level in time to see the day light view, then to the very top right for sunset and to see the lights if Paris come alive! They had champagne for us to drink at the top! It is so magical up there! I had to put on my best French outfit for the occasion, I even wore a fucking berate! Only in Paris right? Oh on our way to the top in the elevator the girls brought up tower of terror it was fun for me I swear. When we got down we sat in the grass and looked at the tower, we got to see it lite up right and ten! It was such an amazing night! I can’t believe I’m doing and seeing all these things! Paris is so amazing and I wish I could explain the feeling of the city but you can only say magic!

Apr 10

Tuesday was one of the best days EVER!!! I got to go to Disney Paris! And I mean if anyone tells me they don’t have the best day at Disneyland go die. No matter where you are it’s the happiest place on earth! It’s way bigger than the one in Hong Kong! They had some of the best rides! We went on space mountain, but listen to this, Kenzie and I got the front row and Sarah was right behind us, it was way better than the one in L.A actually but halfway through the ride, it completely stopped moving.. We sat still for like 1 min and then just kept going, and I didn’t even want to keep going.. Cause that can’t be good! They had my favorite childhood ride Thunder Mountain! Oh god then the girls dragged me onto the Tower of Terror.. I hate rides that drop straight down and for anyone who doesn’t know, on this ride you sit on an elevator it takes you to the top and opens the doors leaving you to hang there for a bit before you plunge to the worst time ever. The girls just laughed at me because they said when we dropped everyone was screaming but on the way up and when we sat there.. I was the only one screaming.. It was so scary I was uncontrollably shaking. God I wanted a smoke after that shit show! They had Star Torus, in French, so that was real good because I understood everything that robot was saying to us. And worst thing ever 1) they had Indiana Jone but it was closed like fuck that noise, 2) they didn’t have turkey legs or my giant pickles. I mean throw this girl a bone, all I want is some North American fatty food. Too much to ask? It still was the best time of my life! I can’t believe how big the park was and how many cool rides they had that the others didn’t! Worth every penny! Constant smiles :)

On Monday Aly took the day to hang out with her mom and sister so Kenzie and I got to hang out us two! :) we slept in then went to the Bastille area to do some shopping , since I actually have room in my bag now! After we shared a bottle of wine and people watched! It’s crazy how alike we are, she might be funnier than I am, but not quite! So we had a strong buzz going after the wine, and craved good sushi, believe it or not we walked a mile and a half for dinner!! Haha it was well worth it and we split more wine after!! So now I’m half cut and my French boy Hugo asked me to hang out.. What did we do you ask? He drove me around Paris on the back of his motorcycle! It was the best time of my life, halfway thru he turns back and asks ” is everything okay?” And I had an ear to ear grin on my round ass face and told him ” this is the best time of my life!” He just laughed at me. Who can say they rode around Paris on the back of a fucking sexy guys motorcycle to see the city? None of you can. But I can ;)

Apr 10
Kenzie and Andi Day Date
Apr 10

It was supposed to rain Sunday so we decided to stay inside and visit the Louve! It ended up being so nice and hot, but even still the Louve is always good! Mona Lisa was small and crowded with Asians as per usual but she was nice to see! We saw Venus de Milo, and the Egypt gallery! To be honest it all blends together after seeing so much paintings!! It takes 4 whole days to look at each piece of art! Crazy! Then my favorite part is visiting the Napoleon suits, that he converted for personal use! It was the most interesting part to me, so cool to think that such famous people in history had walked through there!! All said and done it was a great day! That night we went for dinner at a small Italian cafe, and it was amazing. After trudging through the Louve all day I was exhausted! Being here makes me want to know so much more about the history I love it! I’m reading the Da Vinci Code, it’s so much better because everything that’s being talked about in the book I’ve seen!!

On Saturday the day was beautiful and hot, we went and got sandwiches, fruit and of course a coke to have a lovely picnic in the Luxinburgh Park! I guess we weren’t the only ones with the same idea! But it was such a nice day to take advantage of the sun! Afterwards we got ice cream at a cafe Matt, Anita and myself went to last time looking on to the Arc de Triomphe! Mama got ice cream, coke and wine, I couldn’t have been more happy :) For dinner that night we finally found a restaurant that served Moulle Frit, so we all ordered them, I liked the Frite better than the Moulle! Oh gosh! After we were getting candy and I went to take out cash, while I was at the ATM a hand came from behind me and started to push buttons to take out 350€!!!! I turned around and it was some random girl, I shoved her away and said no no, like a dog she tried to say food food, but it’s like fuck bitch get a job. So I didn’t even bother to take out the cash, so scary! I was shaking after that! From now on I get a wall of protection covering me while I take out cash!
Apr 6

On Saturday the day was beautiful and hot, we went and got sandwiches, fruit and of course a coke to have a lovely picnic in the Luxinburgh Park! I guess we weren’t the only ones with the same idea! But it was such a nice day to take advantage of the sun! Afterwards we got ice cream at a cafe Matt, Anita and myself went to last time looking on to the Arc de Triomphe! Mama got ice cream, coke and wine, I couldn’t have been more happy :) For dinner that night we finally found a restaurant that served Moulle Frit, so we all ordered them, I liked the Frite better than the Moulle! Oh gosh! After we were getting candy and I went to take out cash, while I was at the ATM a hand came from behind me and started to push buttons to take out 350€!!!! I turned around and it was some random girl, I shoved her away and said no no, like a dog she tried to say food food, but it’s like fuck bitch get a job. So I didn’t even bother to take out the cash, so scary! I was shaking after that! From now on I get a wall of protection covering me while I take out cash!

Apr 6

Ahh Paris!
It’s even better than I remember it! I took a nap on my flight and woke up in Paris, god isn’t that the best? :) we had to wait like an hour at the airport for our shuttle because it was running behind.. Worst I was starving! When it finally came we were all a little pissy at him. Then he dropped us off at our apartment! It’s cute and small! 2 bedrooms and Kenzie and myself share a pull out couch, it’s not bad.. But every time we move it makes noise haha. That night we went out to look for some Mules Frite for Aly, and ” what you search for never comes” ended up true, so we settled for pasta at a cute Italian cafe! We also learned that we are in the gay area! Haha too funny! There are advertisements all around for the best gay party in town! I told the girls.. ” well don’t be concerned about getting raped here” .. Just joking but we all know it’s true. The next day we all happily slept in and got up late we saw the Arc de Triomphe , then just shopped our way down Champs de’elyes and just trotted our selves around the streets. So beautiful here! Then we found a cafe that looked on to the Effile Tower. So we all decided to have wine and I smoked, people watched and relaxed. I could do that everyday!! That night we just stayed in and didn’t do anything just stayed In our flat and had an early night!! The next day we went to see the Notre Dame, i loved the inside of Sagrada Familia better but Notre Dame was so gothic , dark and just what you would think. It was beautiful in a different way, you could feel the history inside and thinking about all the different events that took place there was such a crazy feeling!! Then we walked in a park right alongside the Notre Dame and saw the side views and the Flying Beatrus ( Notre Dame was the first to use that architecture fun fact) there were some gorgeous cherry blossom trees!! After we went to the love lock bridge and I felt more single than ever.. I swear I need to come back to Paris with my husband one day ( someone tell him whenever he happens to actually come along, I’ll be surprised when he buys first class tickets to come here I swear ). We had lunch at a cafe, I had French onion soup and French fries.. If anyone said I don’t try the food from every country, shove it Paris treated me good. Then we took the metro to the Effile Tower waited in line for 45 mins to buy tickets for Wednesday, and of course you can’t pre buy tickets. But we got to see it!! I have to say I love everything about Paris and I could live here! It’s everything I remembered it to be and more!!