Ehrenfeld, Cologne, Germany
"Cool beard! Oh and man look at your earrings! I didn't see them when I was further down but now... You are- a pirate! Yeah!"
How did he react?
Swept. Looked up. Grinned. Said: "Thank you." Grinned again. Swept on.
How did I feel?
Happy about the cute compliment encounter. Other than that: Enormously excited. A little anxious. Tired. Overwhelmed. It was my first morning in my new neighborhood! I moved in last night and left the house at 6.15 today. Helmut was the very first person I spotted. And the right candidate. Streets were empty, shops closed. Last week's crazy summer took a break today, clouds were covering the sky. The town was dead. Meanwhile butterflies danced a crazy dance in my belly and I listened to a beautiful German song. I took the long walk to the station, took in every tiny detail and greeted it, took some pictures...
Hi Cologne! Looking forward to checking you out for two months. I have a feeling we'll get along well. And thanks for sending Helmut! Best welcome committee ever.