USA Roadtrip 6 - Florida

Florida: We made it!

First of all:

How can two months of travelling pass SO damn fast? I don’t know what to say. So, I’ll just try to write it down.

Over two months on the road, over 5.000 driven miles and 10 states – U.S.A. extreme. I walked, I looked, I stunned, I laughed, I sang (mostly in the car with Anja), I ate (good-very good-omg), I slept (sometimes more, sometimes less), I chilled, I got exhausted, I organized, I drove, I partied (always with Anja ;-)), I met incredible people and made new friends, I wrote A LOT, and got my own, personal travelling highlights. Of course, there were a few downs (which I think is even necessary and important, if you go on such a long trip), but these are easily to be outnumbered by all those, sometimes more than overwhelming, giving you goose-bumps for the rest of your life kindish ups.

It has been an amazing time.

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USA Roadtrip 5 - Louisiana

Louisiana: Night(s) out in Naaawlins

India House Hostel, 16 bed dorm, maybe around 10 a.m.

A weird sound-mixture, consisting of  the “Sweet Home Alabama” song, roaring from the outside through the window of my dorm, plus this “I will cut ALL this forest tonight”-kind of snorring sound of one of my roommates, slowly finds its way through my earplugs. This weird, dumb soundscape finally wakes me up. I blink, and, half-blind, start to fumble for my glasses and my phone. I glance into the bunk beds next to me. Everybody else seems to be asleep, still. The air is awful, I can barely breath. I check my phone. Roll myself out of my bed. While I search through my backpack for some wearable clothes, I hear some plastic clattering and, irritated, look down at me: one of this really ugly, green-shimmering, cheap plastic, mardi gras-style kind of necklace is still hanging around my neck. What the…

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USA Roadtrip 4 - Texas

Texas Part 3: How part of me finally became Texan…

My greatest travelling-rewards

are the moments when I realize, that I simply feel at home at a certain place, in a certain country and whithin a certain culture. This feeling might arise out of any kind of situation – it can be during one of this stunning, big, emotion-explosion-like moments, or simply out of everyday life. Like, greeting with a Texan “hi y’all!”, as if it was the most normal thing in the world and I never did say something else.

The difficult part about those experiences and moments is, that they are sometimes not so easy to find and definitely not to buy with any money, not even if you have a platin-level visa card (or, whatever the highest level is).

Of course, I don’t get this intense homely feeling everywhere, but so far, there is a clear tendency for this to happen, everywhere I bump into some wonderful people. And out of the about 800 people living in this very little town called Dawson, Texas, I obviously just found the best ones 🙂

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USA Roadtrip 4 - Texas

Texas Part Two: Austin!(!)

It’s not warm,

but OK, if you wear one of these wonderful windbrakers from whatever known brand, that every traveller or dog owner or outdoor lover or at least any wanna be outdoor lover owns. So, just the right outfit to climb a rock, I thought. Well, yeah, that was obviously before I had an idea of how steep this grey, moon-like looking rock would be. So, finally on top, I’m a bit more exhausted than I expected. And that might describe my Austin experience in general: the city was just a bit more of everything, than I expected…

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