Now, at the end of the summer I calculated my hitch hiking score: 15000 km in total!
This summer this was: Berlin > Utrecht (NL), Berlin > Chalon sur Saune (FR) & Berlin > Lublin (PL). I had some difficulties getting into France and out of the Netherlands, but for the rest my rides were quick and smooth! Still the best way of transportation :)
Some of the hitchhiking stories:
On my way to France I helped a guy move an oven, he was glad he picked me up (had not worked by himself)
On my way to France I got 20€ from a rich guy after talking about life and money for 2 hours!
In France I met a German guy who wanted to hitch hike to Essen, I came along and stayed at his house for two nights!
From Essen to Berlin I met two Dutch girls who tried hitch hiking for the first time and got stuck, after waiting together for about 3 hours (I had been there for 2 hours already before, it was a baaaaad place) my almost fluent German helped me out. In Hannover we had to split up, I still don’t know if they made it to Berlin… Oh and one of them had attended the same highschool as I had!
On my way to Lublin I got dropped off in the city center of Warsaw, after having met some jugglers I decided to take the train with them!
On my way back from Poland the car that picked me up picked up another hitch hiker after me, Ansis from Latvia. He ended up staying 2 nights in my room and then went on to Stuttgart.
Now for some non hitchhiking stories:
When I came back from visiting family in the Netherlands it was raining in Berlin and I felt I needed to get out. Fanny reminded me of a street artists festival in France so I went there the next day. We watched a lot of shows and bands together, ate crepes and criticized artists! There were like 20 shows going on at the same time at any time of the day. Organised and organised ones, good and bad ones.
Many interesting constructions, music making devices and steam punk dresses. Funny jugglers and bad fire-light-trampoline shows.
Huge tomato we had for dinner.
This guy was playing on the street and not making much money. Way to much concurrence of course! We met up the day after, jammed for an hour and then hit the streets to make €5 in one hour (and get a 40 year old woman dancing).
A bike driven travelling construction with a singer and a pianist. There were many events like this in the city!
Sorry, when there is something really interesting to see I am too busy watching to take a picture! Therefore I don’t have any cool pictures ;)
When I was at the European Juggling convention (which was great!) in Poland (good weather) I build this tower from cards.
This is the last picture and therefore concludes my story. If you want to know more you should come and travel with me to the next juggling convention so you can experience awesomeness in first person!