I decided to spend New Year in Krakow, I felt like being with other people to celebrate and I was not disappointed. On my second day my 10 bed dorm room was populated with a group of German students who had come here for a New Year’s break. We got chatting and it turned out they had a spare ticket for a New Years Party. Perfect, although I was a little apprehensive about being in the same space as 1000 other people. I was pleasantly surprise at the large venue, with tables laden with food for each group. I spent the first half of the night chatting, it continues to surprise me how well non-native English speaking Europeans can speak English. We talked about all sorts, but what struck me the most was how level-headed everybody was. I don’t think I was that worldly at 19.
The New Year was brought in with various Polish songs that I did not know although one of the tunes was familiar. After that I was keen to hit the dance floor, for those of you that know me, I like a good boogie but need a fair amount of space for my octopus style dance moves. I danced till the small hours of the morning and strolled back to the hostel feeling very contented.
A big thanks to the Chameleons for letting me join in with your celebrations.
So the new year is here, whilst this adventure is drawing to a close it does not mean that my life will get any less interesting. I am lucky enough to have found someone mad enough to marry me, so we shall be swapping the tent for a house somewhere in England and we will be striving to accomplish some of the many things we have talked about doing over the two years.
I wish everybody that reads this all the best for 2012.
Aim high, dream lots, do more.