Monday, August 20, 2012

Visiting People

Another Monday blah morning ...

Just wanted to go over some travelling etiquette with my readers , if you don't agree feel free to comment ! When i travel somewhere usually i do a lot of planning letting people know i am visiting and if i can go to them or meet somewhere or if they can come to where i am etc....when i arrive i usually make the contact , meaning i pick up a phone or go to an internet cafe or however i am in contact . The bottom line is i initiate it ! I don't expect people to change their lifestyles to suit my travel and that is why i plan things in advance as i know people work and have things to do .

Recently there have been some people visiting Toronto that have pissed me off :( Yeah i am not happy with you people ! I am not going to name names but this one "traveller" visited here , made contact and didn't respond and went back home and claimed that he was too busy visiting other people ... yeah i can understand that you didn't have OR make the time to see me but when i came to where you are i not only contacted you made plans to see you , but when you couldn't meet me i got on a 3 hour train just to see you for 1 night .... if you notice there is a difference between what i did and what you did ! Not only did i do that , i also paid for the hotel room in the other city for the night we were not there AND paid for my travel buddies train ticket to tag along ... i am just saying . maybe next time you will have a better excuse to not see me .

This weekend there are visitors here and they pulled the ultimate backhand on us yesterday ... they told us when they were going to visit . We made preparations and were on way to go pick them up and they decided to tell us they didn't want to come here ???? I am LIVID over this .... honestly no excuse that these people have told us can hold water , so full of holes ... especially when there are emails to prove what was said and planned . These people won't be welcomed here again , i can swear on that ! Today i sit at home with a day that i planned to show people around the city and i can honestly say i will never forget this .

If you are one of the chumps that do this to people when you travel do yourself a favor and stay home ! Yes i understand it is your vacation but you have to remember when and if i visit you ever again i can guarantee i will remember what happened when you were here !

Bottom line is communication ! If you have ever used that excuse saying i couldn't get my email or my phone was this or that , then you are probably a loser with no excuse to use or lie about . Just say the truth if you don't want to visit . I have been in 3rd world countries and managed to get to a computer so i am sure you can too ... or maybe that thing in your pocket is vibrating .

I was supposed to meet a friend in Dublin years ago and i never did , as i did not check my email and to this day i regret it .  I sure hope the people that have done these things to me recently have that bad feeling of regret because they should ... if they have any sense. Common sense these days is a disease that people seem to avoid though :) 

Monday, August 6, 2012


Yeah i got a buzz , thinking about my next trip :) Plans have changed ...obviously this is not a surprise . I am still flying to Berlin leaving Toronto on Sep.27 landing in the morning on the 28th . Originally the plans was to drive to Hamburg to play in a tournament starting that night but now i think we are not going to this tournament and instead staying the night in Berlin to watch a DEL game which is against Munich . Rainer is friends with Munichs goalie Jochen Reimer (  ) so we will probably end up hanging out with him after the game . Not a bad start to a trip eh :) 

Pretty sure we are going to head to Poznan , Poland after for the rest of weekend to play hockey there then head back to Berling to catch our flight to Iceland . As i always say things may change but the trip to Iceland won't as we already have our flights booked . In Iceland for a week and honestly i have no clue what is going on aside from the tournament and some sight seeing ....probably a shit load of drinking ! 

After Iceland i know we fly back to Berlin then drive to Prague to watch a KHL game there ! It is against the same team we saw visiting Riga last year Dynamo Moscow ( KHL Champions ) and it is the first year that Lev is playing in Prague as they moved there this year , should be exciting !!!! As planned earllier i am still going to end up in a beer bath at Chodovar Brewery near Tachov, Czech Rep. for my birthday on Oct.11 then have to go to a hockey camp in Plzen for the weekend . Oct. 12 going to see a Czech Extraliga game in Plzen and on same night going to watch Malta vs. Czech Rep. in World Cup Qualifying game ... GO MALTA !!!! 

After this crazy weekend in Czech i am pretty sure we are heading to Brno , then down to Bratislava , Slovakia and last but not least we are apparently going to play in Vienna , Austria . That will fill up my last week .... with my flight leaving from Munich where we will probably meet up with a bunch of German friends again as i did last time with all of us going to watch EHC Munchen ( DEL ) .... i hope this time i don't get all teary eyed like i did last time .