P: itu ada kapal yang mau curi minyak kita, segera tenggelamkan!
A: Oke siap laksanakan Pangeran, Assalamualaikum!
P: walaikumsalam! (kemudian jatuh dari kasur, eh! mane sur orang ini masih nyetir ke Jakarta, baru aja sampe Brebes 😫)
This week has been amazing, from the never ending mountains and incredible depths into the canyons. We have been glared at and we have been praised! We have gained so much respect for the land and the people that travel it! Thank you to all those along the way who helped encourage our travels with our young one! Chester has had the opportunity to see parts of the world most haven't and he's 10 1/2 weeks old. I know your memories won't last of this but I hope your dreams for the mean time are that much more amazing for what you have seen!
(EB Takeover Day 2) – Getting around and Flixbus
After you spend a week or so settling in to your exchange country, you’ll definitely want to start travelling. I hope you did your planning in advance, because it really pays off!
This photo was taken after we took a 7-hour bus ride from Frankfurt to Paris, and then a 1.5-hour train ride to the magical forest of Fontainebleau. If you are in Europe (and especially Germany), one bus agency you will frequently encounter is Flixbus. If employed correctly, this mode of transport will save you tons of money, allowing you to travel more for less! A few tips on how I like to use Flixbus:
Book early in advance, especially for long-distance rides. Flixbus prices are extremely price sensitive, and you can get a ride from central Germany to the border of France for just €9!
Take overnight buses if you can, because these both allow you to get more daylight time in your destination and to get to your morning classes on time (oops). One caveat – overnight buses are usually horrible places to be, with inconsiderate seat hoggers, mentally unstable people and the occasional drunkard making up half the bus. I do this all the time, but definitely do not recommend it for girls travelling alone.
Always get to the bus stop at least 30 minutes before your bus time, so that you can get familiar with the surroundings and know where your bus is, and so you can get a good seat in the bus.
Bus routes (e.g. N33 Berlin) are clearly marked on the front of the buses, in the form of an electronic board or a sheet of paper. Be alert, look out for your bus route and go up to the Flixbus attendant to scan your ticket’s QR code. Then you can proceed to place your (luggage or big backpack) in the hold of the bus, and find a seat.
If you are travelling alone, always take care of your belongings! Hug them if you need to.
And of course, if you are in France what is the best thing to do after such a long journey? Buy a baguette from literally ANY bakery (boulangerie) and eat it while walking! Happiness has never been simpler.
By now, most of you know that without hobbies we wouldn't be the type of people we are today. True, right? A few years ago, I started watching documentaries with my twin brother (also helped that Interstellar came out) and became infatuated with the theories of the universe, cosmology and astrophysics. Now? Every chance I can get I try to keep learning about it wishing I would have taken more classes in school on it. Science is amazing. Girls wanting to go into STEM is amazing. NASA, SpaceX and all the other companies looking up to the unknown is amazing. And, for now, like always, I'm in a hurry...So, thank you @neil.tyson for creating a book exactly for people like me, with hobbies like mine who can still feel part of something bigger than themselves. What is your hobby? 👩🏻🚀♥️
when there's so much beauty you're just saying "oh my god" every 5 minutes...black spur adventuring and getting lost in nature was breath taking!! @hawthoa captures me beautifully, thanks for letting me stop every 5 mins for pictures 😂 💕🌲#Australia