Royal Bar, Superfast VII, Baltic Sea, 10:55
Phil Collins is blasting on the lounge stereo: “You’re all I need, please believe in me.” I’ve got two Sitruunamuffinit lounging about in my stomach and about ten hours of sleep on the floor of a conference room with just my trusty sleeping bag and my sweatshirt as a pillow. I’m heading back to Rostock for a bit of unknown accommodations followed by a little less than two weeks to see eastern and southern Europe. It looks like it’s going to be hot. Except for that, things are looking pretty good. Just 13 more hours until Rostock. Let’s see what will happen in the meantime.
Across from the smoking room, by the plugin, Superfast VII, Baltic Sea, 16:48, 7 hours left
I don’t think there’s anyone on this boat that is my age. It’s all old people and families. So I’ve been playing sudoku all day and alternating between the lounge and the outer decks, admiring the different shades of blue. Eating cheese and bread and chocolate and the chips that come in a can. I’m psyching myself up for the last two weeks. I did some research on Auschwitz-Birkenau and I am definitely going there. Hostels in Prague are pretty cheap, I might make that my base of operations once I get out of Rostock. Still not sure how tonight is going to work. We get in at 23:00 and it takes a while to get off the boat. The last train to Rostock from the Seehafen is at 22:00, anyways, so it doesn’t really matter. Hm. Adventure!
Oh, and a lady responded to my lingering personal ad, so that’s cool.
Lounge, Superfast VII, getting close, Baltic Sea, 21:24 (Rostock Time)
I just suffered through the slowest Internet ever and secured myself a hostel booking in Cracow for the 6th. I plan to ride trains all day tomorrow. I can’t miss any of them, though, or I’m screwed. I’m going to try to ride some sleeper trains in the next couple of days, too. I have to start reserving a couple days ahead just to make sure I get to the places I want to go. I’m running short on time now!
Different part of the lounge, Superfast VII, within sight of Rostock, Germany, 22:27
Well, this might be my last Internet for a while, so I’m going to post this now. Still don’t know where I’m sleeping as of now, since ground transportation from the terminal to anywhere is sketchy at best. There’s a bus stop with a cover that will probably do, or I’ll just sleep at the train stop, since it doesn’t look like rain (crossed fingers). Hopefully something more comfortable will present itself. If not, I’ll be okay. Adventure! I should have Internet at the hostel tomorrow night, so I’ll let you know if I made it or not. I most likely will figure something out. I’m not worried. Too much.