|Ride from Czech Republic to Germany|
From Prague, I took a shared ride with two very nice women to Nuremberg where I had to request an emergency couchsurf request to a group on the site. I was happily welcomed by about five people! I responded immediately responded to the first person to welcome me into their home on such short notice. I met up with Peter at a cafe and we went to his place to prepare dinner, because another CSer was going to be joining us from Bolzano, Italy(she was really great, and now i have a connection in Bolzano!) Peter invited over another friend of his who had a couchsurfer as well, from Spain. We all had a delicious dinner together, and then to sleep!
|Unexpected meal w/couchsurfers|
|First person on the train!|
|Train ride to Saarbrucken from Nuremberg|
Caught my train the next day to Saarbrucken! Everything went smoothly, got into Saarbrucken about 5pm, met up w/Gregor, got a tour of his hometown. And that night him and his friends were having their yearly Christmas dinner. It was great, I got to meet lots of people he grew up with, we had this Swiss dish, Raclette and all of this took place in the tower of their church! After dinner, we all moved up to the top of the tower which was pretty much a bar/dance floor and seating around. Haha, who would've expected this in a church?!
|Dinner w/Gregor's friends|
|The crazy church|
|Christmas market in Saarbrucken|
The next day we headed to a small village nearby where Gregor's parents live now. It was amazing to be at a real home! Even if it wasn't my own, I was welcomed as if it were! Gregor's parents were super friendly, despite the fact that they didn't speak any English, and I no Polish. Interesting combination, but we've been making due, with Gregor as my translator!
|We decorated the tree!|
Anyways, dinner was great, the company was amazing, even though I didn't understand more than half the conversation, I still had a great time.
|Only the beginning: Peirogis|
|part of the family|
Today: More food.
We eat so much, I'm not sure what I'll look like after this holiday is over, maybe about ten pounds heavier, but ten pounds happier too! Woke up around noon, to be greeted with a table full of all kinds of stuff! Breads, meats, sausages/keilbasa, a potato salad-like dish, jellied meat, a pate of some sort...so good. And then to finish it off, chocolate cake with a sour cherry center and coffee, and polish cheesecake. Oh man. And now we are waiting for the goose to cook, and at 7 will have another feast...after a nap.
|Our Christmas day feast!|
|The delicious chocolate cake to finish it off!|