Saturday, September 10, 2005

Coimbra II

I took a warm shower in the students' residence. At home there was currently only cold water (I got used to it by now. IHR SEID ALLES WARMDUSCHER!!!) [coimbra_stadt01.JPG]Romy had promised me to show me around town a bit. We had breakfast in one of the big shopping centres. We wondered what the plural form of galão is, whether it's galões {condição -> condições} or galãos {mão -> mãos} (or even galães {cão -> cães}??). Later, in front of the university building, we accessed the internet via WLAN/wireless/sem-fios (had to write a happy b-day e-mail for Melanie) which resulted in us getting late to meet the others who wanted to go to some of the beaches. While one Austrian girl and her German buddy decided to take the train to Aveiro (she would only arrive at 17:00/5pm), Romy, Verena, Serena and me (all of us from Germany) shared a taxi to the praia fluvial (Flussstrand/river beach). You could see were the forest fires had been. The weather was rather chilly but after a snack on our towels at the bank, Romy, Serena and me actually went swimming in the cold river water (WARMDUSCHER!!).Serena showed me how to make flat stones jump on water – I always wanted to know how to do that!At night we went to see the Norwegian and the Italian girls' new appartment. Well not new... actually old, and they had had to clean it 2 days, remove all the abandoned objects (panties and otherugly things...), get rid of the funghi in the fridge (YUCK) etc. But in the end they had a very cute place to stay in. We were very hungry. Instead of lunch we had only had cookies and it was past 22:00/10pm already. I was getting really annoyed w/ the indecisiveness of the group (well, you can't call that group DYNAMICS...). The Norwegian girl was literally fed-up w/ Bacalhau and the others didn't want to have Portuguese food either. Someone suggested Saudi-Arabian, we went to a Pakistan-Indian restaurant though. I'm not used to such high prices since in Berlin it's very cheap to eat Indian food, it was delicious though! Afterwards we returned to the girls' place and after midnight congratulated Romy on her 24th b-day. The night ended in a very very cheap bar.


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