Monday, November 26, 2012

Expect the Unexpected

When you plan a trip, don't expect everything to go as planned.
To many times, people fail to create contingency plans, and when things go wrong, they tend to go through mental breakdowns having no clue how to manage.
You can't always rely on other people to help you out when you are on your own.
Your mother isn't always there to do your laundry and loan you a couple dollars when you have nothing.
You have to understand, that in order to survive on your own, You have to plan on your own.

Before you walk out the door. Double check that you have everything in line.
  Think of the worst thing that could happen. 
        But do not fear it.

expect the unexpected

I spent days searching finding the cheapest plan ticket.
A week packing and getting myself ready for a 7 month trip.
When I finally landed, I found out my largest bag,with all my clothes....was lost in transit.

All the time spent preparing meant nothing. I was at the whim of the airport. I filled a complaint with the airline and prepared myself to buy at least two weeks worth of new clothes.

Normally a person would be lost in a new country by themselves. No official place of residence and no way to contact people.
 Luckily I planned ahead and already had The Most Important Tool Abroad, A Cell phone.
The extra time I spent looking for the Cheapest Plane Ticket saved me almost 500 dollars.
Buy a new wardrobe to fit the euro style wouldn't have been out of the question
Luckily, the next day, the airline called me and said my bag had arrived a day late and I could pick it up as soon as possible.

At the end of the day...have a plan for everything. You never know what might happen.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Is Manchester the Whore Capital of the UK?

Only because I haven't been anywhere worse yet.

When I got of the plane, everything felt fine. Average people in the airport doing average people things.
Business people in an attempt to get somewhere with a briefcase.

But then I left the airport.. I left the shelter that had protected both me..and the little me

Saturday, November 3, 2012

How to break into Spreepark, Berlin

It's easier than it sounds.

SpreePark was opened the same year the United State made its  first venture to the Moon. It lies somewhere in the back of a public park in what use to be Soviet controlled Berlin.
The walk through the woods is scary enough. Morning or Night...Try not to piss yourself when you hear the crackle of branches.

The history of the parks closure is based around its owner allowing the park to fall under millions of dollars worth of debt until it was eventually abandoned in 2001. 

* If that isn't bad enough the owner also was caught using park shipping containers to smuggle drugs from South America.

Apparently a lone security guard patrols the park, but after some recon... It became obvious he does not venture far from the front gates.

*I have no idea what the ramifications of being apprehended are. 
I wouldn't attempt this break-in if your jimmy is easily rustled. But..
Here is my guide:

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sex On The Road

This might sound familiar to you.
Logistics, Logistics, Logistics.


It's rare, but maybe you meet a girl on the street or at 3 AM in  the smoke lounge of a club. Maybe she just happens to be "open" enough to want to do the dirty in the middle of the bike parking lot, or god forbid the gender neutral toilet stall.
But that isn't always what we strive for, and that's not how sex often happens.

Most women want to to live a fantasy that sex just happens. They don't want to face the facts that you had this planned in the back of your head since the millisecond you saw her. She wants it to be spontaneous.

In other words..You cant meet a girl and think she's gonna take a 30 minute Bus, Train or Taxi ride to your dirty hostel room.
That hostel room better be a 5-10 minute walk away.

The point of the story is. Even though you might only be in the country for a couple days, it might be in your best intent to create the illusion that you're not a poor hostel traveler and you live close by.

On the other hand, You might  be able to bypass everything and go to her place.
Either way, here's a little advice

Find out the best location.
You wanna stay somewhere that's close the the party area or in a popular part of the city. You get what you pay for. Being to far from the action is only a strain on you when you have to walk home by yourself...But also on the fantasy your trying to create when you pick up a girl on your trip.

If you can, spring for a private room at a hostel. Find a BedNBreakfast or maybe even use AirBNB to find a place to stay.

Remember this story...