Life can be so easy!
I always knew that I could go and live in Granada if I wanted to. Now I decided to actually go and do it. However, I wasnâ€šÂ´t very much looking forward to having no place of myself while hunting for a room, and, more importantly, to spending Christmas and New Year without family or good friends nearby for the first time in my life.
But somehow things always figure itself out (of course!).
Half an hour after being back in Granada I somehow get dragged into some Erasmus student party. There I meet a lot of interesting people, and after half an hour and some cups of Sangria some friendly Polish girls invite me to their Christmas party. Great! It wonâ€šÂ´t be a Spanish Christmas experience, but anyway, nice people are more important, and moreover, Iâ€šÂ´ve never celebrated a Polish Christmas either… Luckily enough I do manage to get their contact details, because a couple of hours later the police drops by, and make a well very sudden end to our party, causing me to lose track of some other nice people.
A couple of days later Iâ€šÂ´m staying with Manuel, a friend of a friend of mine in Groningen. Heâ€šÂ´s a great guy and without asking he knows what I need, and gives me loads of good tips: “Here, hereâ€šÂ´s the phonenumber of my friend Daniel. Heâ€šÂ´s living here far away from home with some other Colombians. If you contact them, they will be most happy to take care of you with Christmas.â€šÂ¨ He then goes on to offer me his room for 3 weeks, while heâ€šÂ´ll be away for Christmas himself. Great! I accept and try to offer him some money, since Iâ€šÂ´m looking to rent a room anyway and he has to pay for it even while he is not there. But he ever so graciously refuses, telling me that the room is really cheap anyway, that he has to pay anyway and that money is not a problem for him at all this year.
So what can I do? Just graciously accept the kindness of the people who help me with small and big things, without accepting anything in return.
In the meantime, it seems Iâ€šÂ´ve got a real postal adress until early January, so anybody who wants to grab this rare oppurtunity to send me something (how about a Christmas card?) should feel most welcome :-)
I hope youâ€šÂ´re all enjoying the December month – happy Christmas / happy Hanuka / happy December!!! Also my best wishes to my brother Dennis, whoâ€šÂ´s a lot further away from home then I am. Take care bro!
(Link: Dennis his travelstories) in Australia.