Eurail day 21: Cologne to Bruges!
Warning: strong language in this post in the form of quoting the movie In Bruges. I have tried to write all the swear words phonetically as if an Irish person was saying them, but you will probably be able to figure them out. Apologies for any offence caused.
Today was a bit of a blur — visually as the scenery German countryside slowly dissolved into Flemish, but also emotionally. I had a great time in Cologne, but then again, I’ve had a great time in every city. This trip has meant that I have to essentially love em and leave em for both the places I visit and the people I encounter. The life of a nomadic wanderer. Papa was a rolling stone, and all that jazz.
I had to take three trains to get from Cologne to Bruges, and this stopover had an amazing train station! It was like something out of the Jetsons!
AND NOW IM IN BRUGES! Just like Colin Farrell and Ralph Fiennes! Remember this blog post I wrote some time ago about the movie In Bruges? Yeah, I’ve been saying the lines from the movie all day in my head.
“Ken, I’m from Dublin. I love Dublin. If I grew up on a farm, and was retarded, Bruges might impress me. But I didn’t. So it doesn’t. “
“well you lot aren’t going up there…you’re a bunch of fookin’ elephants! Leave it fatty!”
“YOU’RE AN INANIMATE FOOKIN OBJECT!”
“I was on a lot of horse tranquilizers, I wasn’t waving to anybody … Except maybe to a horse.”
“There’s gonna be a war man. I can see it. Between the black midgets and the white midgets.”
“He pauses even though he should just hit the coont, and he repeats YES I AM TALKING TO YOU.”
“YOU RETRACT THAT BIT ABOUT MY COONT FOOKIN KIDS!”
“One gay beer for my gay friend, one normal beer for me because I am normal. This is the life.”
“it’s the Gruuthuusmuseum.”
“God they all have funny names, don’t they?”
“They’re filming midgets!”
“You don’t know the kind of shyte I’ve had to take offa black midgets man.”
“Back off shorty!”
“You don’t know karat—-OW!!!”
“Do you use this word, alcoves?”
“Yes alcoves. Also nooks and crannies.”
“Nooks and crannies! Yeah!”
“What’s Belgium famous for? Chocolates and child abuse. And they only invented the chocolates to get to the kids.”
“Don’t be stupid. This is the shoot out.”
“Of course you can’t fookin see, I just shot a blank in your fookin eye.”
“That’s for John Lennon ya Yankee fookin coont.”
“You heeet the Canadian?”
“The little boy….”
“What’s a lollipop man doing knowing fookin karate?!”
Aaaaaaaand, I’m spent! Another full day In Bruges, I can’t wait!
Here’s how I spent my money today! I cannot believe how I have been able to save over €140 during this budget trip across Europe! This just goes to show that if you plan ahead and stick to your daily €15/day restrictions, you can still relish the joys of travel without breaking the bank! I am going to do this from now on, whenever I travel!
Check out my Eurail 2012 category for more posts on my a Eurail.com adventure!