The fourth installment in the now entirely inaccurately named, fulfilling the original disclaimers propechy, in a trilogy of posts relating to lessons learned on the road.
1. The words in the other language on the food carton ARE important, do not always trust the picture.
2. Label your food in the hostel fridge
3. It is better to have shoes in rainy and cold weather
4. Getting lost during the day often translates into finding your way at night.
5. Meeting people in the hostel is easier than you think, even if you’ve been doing it for a while.
6. There is nothing like beer to bring people together
7. U.S. soldiers on leave say that they work overseas rather than admitting their occupation
8. Marijuana produces philosophers, sleepers, gigglers and a marine who advised me to pee in comfort as he hadsecured the perimeter.
9. One espresso is no longer enough
10. Chocolate croissants are good in the Netherlands too.
***and for a limited time offer, lesson learned 11**
11. They don’t require ID in coffee shops, despite what the signs may say