Lucern In The Rain

Rain. All day it rained. Hard.

Apparently today’s lesson was that not all days are going to to be full of excitement. Today was exactly the opposite, in fact. I was feeling unmotivated and wandering around outside in the rain was the the last thing I wanted to do.

I lay around the hostel for most of the day. I wrote. I wandered around the hostel. I ventured out into the rain to get something to eat (more kebab).

I finally got around to watching that James Bond movie that took place in Switzerland. In the end, James Bond sleeps with two different women two nights in a row. The next night, he just happens to run into his British girlfriend on an ice skating rink as he’s escaping from the bad guys. That night, he proposes to her. Charming.

I wanted to take a nap but I couldn’t sleep. I grew restless and played games on my phone. I was killing time until it was late enough that I’d feel OK about eating again even though I wasn’t all that hungry.

I ventured out into the rain again, this time eating at another restaurant next to the kebab place. It was labeled as a “family restaurant” and had several different types of food from all over the world. When the server learned I was from America though, he insisted I had their signature burger, “The Atlantic”. I must admit, it was pretty good.

That night I checked the weather reports for other cities in Switzerland. Zurich… rain. Bern… rain. The forecast for pretty much every city in Switzerland called for rain not just the next day, but for the next 7-10 days. I checked the radar and the entire country was covered in rain clouds.

As much as I loved the picturesque countryside of Switzerland, seeing it in the rain just wasn’t an option. I had to find somewhere in Europe that wasn’t raining. The southern border of Germany was still covered in rain clouds according to the radar; the first major city with clear skies was Frankfurt.

Heading to Frankfurt led to one of the best nights I’ve had on this trip so far.

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I've always had the traveling itch, I just never knew how to scratch it. Finally, in March of 2015, I decided to take the plunge. This blog will chronicle my adventures and misadventures as I journey around the world.

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