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Published: August 23rd 2006
Canadians dont need wetsuits
oh did you say it was GLACIER WATER? okay give us the wetsuits!
First and foremost i must announce...... PASSPORT HAS BEEN FOUND!! yay!! oh and i finally have a normal keyboard again!!
what a hairy morning yesterday tho. actually quite funny now. i was updating the blog and carls came and found me and said that she found a canadian consulate right there in munich. sweet. so we took off for tourist info up the street to find out where it was. you wont even believe this.... it was RIGHT NEXT DOOR to the internet place. how funny is that. like literally the very next door down from the internet place. hahaha. so we went up and explained what happened and they told us what we would have to do. next stop was zie german police station (which luckily also happened to be just a block up the road)! well you know for all the people around here who speak english (and there are QUITE a few) you think that the police would be some of them. nope. so it was a great ol time trying to get the police report all filled out. they were very very very nice tho (almost too nice to be police officers if you ask me
Becs and I
Bring on the 2 degree water!!!
or maybe they just felt sorry for me!) and we got that done. next we went on to the photo shop (lucky again.. right across the marienplatz). ok so now we have all the docs we need and we head back to the coach so i could get my bag off (rudy was bound for austria at 11:30, so i was going to stay behind to get the passport thing done and just take the short train to Hopfgarten to meet up with them that night). So i get my things, Becs offers to stay behind with me and as much as i really really wanted her to, i felt bad cause then she would have missed white water rafting. so carls comes back to the consulate with me to make sure we have everything we need. as i am happily reading my canadian newspaper and chewing on a yummy maple leaf candy (how canadian of me LOL) waiting for the guy to come help me fill out the papers carls get a phone call.... its wicksy..... AND THEY FOUND MY PASSPORT!!! apparently i must have used the bathroom on the bus on the way home from the beer hall
im the one in the front looking back
and thats where it fell out!! Can you say lucky? wow! i really need to stop being so dumb because my dumb luck that has followed me all this trip must be running low by now! anyways so by 1145 all 51 of us plus wicksy and carls were merrily on our way to Austria with Rudy!!!
so if anyone asks yes i have been to munich but all ive really seen is the beer halls, the police station and the canadian consulate. that sounds really good now doesnt it HAHA "leave it to amber"
On the way we stopped to do WHITE WATER RAFTING!! omg sooo fun! and although this river was rated only a 3 and the river i did in new zealand was supposedly a 4... these rapids were wayyyyyyyyy bigger (nz river might have been a bit low i think tho). and for having all girls in our raft i think we did a really good job! they also played lots of games with us in the flat parts like all stading around the edges and right near the end we played tombstone (where you all pile in one end and the guide trys
Pimps and hoes party
well im not a hoe so i guess the only thing left for me to be was a pimp!
to stand it on end. you are all hanging on to eachother and the raft and litterally dangling in the water) which went great until michelles foot slipped out of the foot strap and she fell, bring us all down with her and flipping our raft. now we had all been in the river way up stream but somewhere along the line a glacier river fed into it and so it was MUCH MUCH MUCH colder. i dont think ive ever felt anything like that before it was crazy! you are moving but it doesnt even feel like it! and we are all trying to grab the oars (which went everywhere) while none of us could feel any parts of our body haha it was quite funny. one we showered up and dried off and had a bit of a snack we were on our way to Hopfgarten, a tiny little town (think Banff or Jasper) near Innsbruck.
we also gained a new member from white water rafting. his name is 'dave'. he is actually an oar that carls stole. haha she is hilarious. the guide knows about it (no one else from the rafting company tho.... you could
"Dave", Asha and Carls
Even "Dave" got in on the action.
see carls running up to rudy after we got out of the water trying to hide him before anyone saw her haha) but it was under the condition that we must take dave with us on every city tour we do. done deal.
Dinner was pretty good. more schnitzel and apple strudel. i'm about schnitzeled and strudeled out! haha. turkey snitzel this time tho and it had a cranberry sauce! yum! A girl at my table who was from another tour happened to be from Leduc! how funny!
then we had a "pimps, pornstars and prostitues party". i didnt have a costume tho cause i didnt exactly have time to go shopping in munich so i stole a shirt from ash and a fedorrah from bubba and sorta went as a pimp. i was honorary member of the gentlemens club hahaha :P it was fun ('dave' even got pimped out) but nothing too crazy as i went to bed pretty early (midnightish) because i think im getting sick (sore throat and a bit of a cough), plus i knew i had mountainbiking and paragliding today!!!!
got to sleep in this morning (mmmm so nice!) and then went
View from the handlebars. This was the nice easy flat part. Got ALOT harder after this!
mountain biking around 10ish. it was hard but the bbq lunch at the top of the mountain was TOPS! hahah. plus coming down was really fun! STUNNING VIEWS!! great stuff. and it was really nice to get some exercise!
but i must go as my ride for paragliding will be here soon and i gotta run up to my room first! Im sooooo excited! Becs did it this morning as she didnt come mountain biking but i have yet to see her. maybe she will be in the room!
talk to you all soon
ps sorry for lack of pics lately. i havnt been able to find a computer to download them... other than in vienna and all he did was erase my card. :P
ok gotta go!!
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