Joey's chat
April 12
Joey
Woohooo!!!!! Day 2!!
Joey's friend Joseph
Let’s goooooooooo!!!!!
‎Joey hat die Gruppe verlassen.
Joey
You in lab I’m guessing??
Joey's friend Joseph
Yeah man! Experiment day!
Joey's friend Melissa
Joey's friend Kayla
Joey
Been super exciting here! Got to meet our first host last night Jeniffer who was a comedian and an actress in Nigeria. Mel you may actually have seen some of her movies, I feel like I had haha. And today Paula and I are heading off to the second host who’s also in Berlin and staying there a few days until John arrives. Then I think he’s sending us to Czechia
It’s going super well! People are super excited to host us which we were a bit nervous about haha
Joey's friend Kayla
That’s so cool! Did she teach you any tips on how to be funny finally?
Have you had anything interesting to eat yet?
Joey
Haha she said that was a lost cause. I just have to settle for “better than Joe but still needs work”
Weve been eating fairly normal since we have 100 days of interesting eating ahead of us. Had sushi day twice pizza twice, a lot of Italian food. Panos and I split some Fondue at Jeniffers Swiss restaurant. Paula and I attempted to cook a carrot cake for her and Yvonne’s parents and failed miserably because I had to do the grocery shopping and all the stuff was in German so I couldn’t find much and what I thought I bought was also wrong. So instead of flower we had corn starch and things like that haha.
Joey's friend Melissa
That's awesome about Jeniffer! I will have to keep my eye out for one of her movies! And all that food sounds so delicious, except the cake 😂
Joey's friend Kayla
Lol that’s so funny about the cake! You should have said it was a Liberian delicacy or something
Joey
Paula was so disappointed because she was like I’ve made this a thousand times it’s so easy it’s gonna be great everyone will love it. And then I messed up the ingredients and we couldn’t measure so it was so bad haha
Oh 🐋
April 13
What’s everybody up to today? Any fun weekend plans?
Joey's friend Joseph
Today is a study day for me...I have *hopefully* my final 2 exams later this week
There’s a chance of going out tonight, but we’ll see
Joey
Like final final? So your almost done?
Joey's friend Joseph
Final just for this quarter. My thesis won’t be done till late July
June*
Joey
Gotcha that’s what I thought.
Today we’re finally going site seeing in Berlin with our host. Since we’ve been in the workshop all week we haven’t gotten a chance to see much.
Joey's friend Joseph
That’s awesome man! Berlin is such a cool city with crazy history
Joey's friend Kayla
I have a full day of racing with the high schoolers! Seeing some of them run around in trash bags to make weight gave me second hand anxiety 😩 do you have any landmarks you’re going to see for sure?
Joey's friend Melissa
I'm making some Liberian soup for my friend who just had a baby, I got to give him his middle name so I chose Melvin! 😁 That is awesome you are finally going to get to see Berlin! Will your host be able to take you around or will you be figuring it out on your own?
Joey's friend Joseph
Omg hahahaha you know I’m somehow back in the lightweight range again 🥺
Holy 🐄 naming someone is 🥜🥜🥜!!!
Joey
Yes we went all around. Saw a lot the wall, the stadium, the tower, köpenick and ate some currywurst. Pretty full day. And haha why Melvin??
Looks like John is coming in Sunday so we’re off to a slower start since he’s flying into Berlin we don’t want to leave but then gonna be heading south to Prague and Munich
Host #3 is in Lenggries but can’t see have us until Friday so gonna be doing some site seeing along the way
Joey's friend Melissa
Sounds like a busy but fun day! And that's great that John is finally getting to join! Did you try any German beer?? Since we know how much you love beer 😂
And Melvin because I feel like that is the boy name of Melissa! And it is also very adorkable 😊
Joey
Haha luckily Paula also hates beer so this is working well. Flo had us take a sip so we could say we tried it but other than that I’ve managed to stay away 😂
She says hello to everyone!
Joey's friend Joseph
Yooooo Paula hoe gaat het?!
Joey's friend Kayla
That’s great! Any good wines? What sights do you think you’ll hit up on your way?
April 14
Joey
Not sure. John in coming in from India tonight around 7:30 so we’ll make a plan for the next few days once he arrives and we see how up for travel/wanting to rest he’s feeling.
Paula and I are pretty ready to go out and explore but understand he may want some time to get adjusted
Any tips for a free day in Berlin?
You’ve all been here right? Or maybe not Kayla
Or Munich?
Joey's friend Kayla
I’ve been to Munich, they have a lot of great bakeries! I’ll look up the name and let you, apparently it is famous. We went to the castle that Sleeping Beauty is based off of, it’s a little outside of town though. They have a really nice trail next to it with a cool waterfall and a bridge that goes over it if it fits into your travel plans!
Joey
Ohhh going on some trails and getting to see a waterfall would be awesome! Apparently the host were staying at next is in the country side at the foot of the Alps which is gonna be awesome
Joey's friend Kayla
Yeah, it’s Neuschwanstein Castle! That’s really cool, do you think you’ll do any hiking in the Alps?
April 16
Joey
I hope to! That would be a blast! We’re finally on the move out of Berlin today. Rented the car and starting the road trip 🚗💨
Joey's friend Melissa
Nice!!! Where will ya'll be staying tonight?
Joey
We thought Munich but actually a friend of Jenny’s just messaged me and works late tonight and is super excited to meet us so offered to pick us up after his work. So maybe crashing with them tonight
Very up in the air
Joey's friend Joseph
So would that be back in Berlin still?
Joey
Nah In Bravaria south of Munich
Somewhere around here haha
Joey's friend Joseph
Ahhh cool haha
So you guys are on the road now?
Joey's friend Melissa
Who is going to be the first one to wreck the car?! My vote is Joey! 😂
Joey
Yep somewhere south of Leipzig
Nah Paula’s driving this whole one since it was too much to add an extra driver
So if anyone it’d be her haha
Joey's friend Joseph
Can you even drive stick hahaha
Or was that part of your training
Cause I sure can’t 🙃
Joey
I learned in Chile actually
I’m not very good though
But I had to learn there to drive the company cars
🤞😬😥 I’ll probably be ok
Joey's friend Joseph
Nice man I’m impressed
Joey
Found a Bene in Munich!
Joey's friend Joseph
Wassup Bene?!?
Joey
He just had me order the lung of a calf for dinner 😋
And he got me to drink a beer
Joey's friend Melissa
Ah yes, just an average meal, the lung of a calf.... 😂 and how did it taste?!
Joey
Joey's friend Melissa
Yessss for beer! 🍻 one of these days you are going to understand how amazing of a beverage it is
Joey
Lung and beer is a great combo actually
Joey's friend Joseph
Yeah man I just don’t think you’ve drunk enough beer to appreciate it
Joey's friend Kayla
Oh no!! Don’t cross over to the dark side, Joey! We need you over here on the good (wine) side 🥂 What’s the closest thing the lung tastes like?
April 17
Joey
Never would! With ya forever Kayla. Beer is gross and for adults that pretend to like it haha. But sometimes it’s ok in certain settings.
So we missed the final train out of the city tonight so we had to go back and are sleeping at Benes office on the floor tonight. We met him a few hours ago and are already best buds and having an impromptu sleepover haha
Joey's friend Joseph
Hahaha that’s freaking awesome man
April 18
Joey
Today’s morning run out in a small town in the foothills of the Bravarian Alps
Definitely a change in scenery from the city haha
Joey's friend Joseph
Dang that’s so pretty
Joey
Right or left?
We can’t decide
Joey's friend Kayla
That’s awesomene! Go right
Joey's friend Melissa
Now that's not a bad place for a morning run! And i vote left!! No idea why though lol
Joey
🏔🏔🏔👈
Our host said left to follow the river haha
This is Jenny and the gang were staying with
Joey's friend Melissa
Hi Jenny and the gang!! They seem like a cool bunch!
How did the hike turn out?
April 19
Joey
It was good we just did a small one cause Jenny wanted to pick us up and take us to a lake in the mountains
Headed out now to Innsbruck Austria to grab lunch and then a train off to Salzburg and then staying with a guy named Sebastian in Vienna.
Joey's friend Kayla
Ahh! So cool, are you going to take them out to travel shack?? Hahaha
Joey
Haha most likely! Get Paula to do a chuck norris shot like Mel
Ayyyy everyone in this chat has been there
You aren’t cultured if you haven’t been 😂😂😂
Joey's friend Kayla
Can’t have team east leave Vienna uncultured!
How long are you in Vienna for?
Joey
Haha haha exactly
Joey's friend Kayla
At least it’s not snowing this time
Joey
And I think quite a bit. At least threw Monday but maybe a few days more
We’re meeting Sebastian tonight and staying with him through Monday but then he has to work but may be sending us to another friend here
No real plan after Monday haha
Joey's friend Kayla
That’s cool! There’s so much to see there, has anyone else in your group been before?
Joey's friend Joseph
Oh my gosh hahaha
April 20
Joey
No one else just me. Going to the prater for a run with Sebastian’s flat mate and gonna ride the Ferris wheel by the chocolate museum we went to
Just talked with Nick (form peace corps) and hoping if we go south to stop by him in Macedonia if it works out
We’re back where I got you the German duck Mel hahaha
Joey's friend Melissa
Awwww 🦆❤🦆❤🦆
And that would be super sweet if you get to see Nick!
Are you going to make a chocolate bar again?! You were so good at it the first time 😂
Joey
Haha we may come back Monday, Meeting up with Sebastian to go rock climbing! I showed them the chocolate museum though.
I will still never understand how I was so bad at making the bar and all the kids had no problems
Joey's friend Joseph
Ah nice rock climbing! Is there a gym there or is it outdoors somewhere??
April 21
Joey
Indoors but the guy we’re staying with is getting his masters in alpine engineering or something like that and works as a guy that repels down and knocks off rocks so they don’t fall on cars on the road
Just spoke with our next host in Budapest and he sounds amazing and is sending us probably to an island off the coast of Croatia
So pumped
Yooo Mel do you still have the little journal on what to do for our Europe trip?
We have two free days in Vienna and could use some ideas!
Joey's friend Melissa
Croatia is going to be so awesome!! It is really beautiful there! Also, Budapest has been on my list to visit for awhile now so I'm super jealous you will be going there, you'll have to let us know all about it!
And no.... I dont have that journal anymore 😕 but Ali says visit the Danube tower and eat at the restaurant at the top there!
April 23
Joey
Throwback to our Europe trip haha @Joey's friend Melissa and @Joey's friend Kayla
Joey's friend Melissa
Nice!!! Which opera are you seeing this time?
Joey
Fidelio
Don’t know it 😬
Joey's friend Kayla
Ahh! You actually got seats this time?
That’s so cool! Did you figure out what this one is about?
Joey
Yes! ...for a little bit
Joey's friend Kayla
Lol do they have those tv screen translators like last time?
Joey
We went with Laura who’s Sebastian’s roommate and she’s a singer so she really wanted to get down there and spotted some empty ones which we got for like 20 minutes and then they made us go back to the standing place we had last time
Joey's friend Kayla
Ahh lol, I see. Maybe you’ll randomly run into another American this time!
Joey
And it was about a guy who got arrested but shouldn’t have been and so his wife dressed as a boy to work with a guy to free him
That’s what we were able to gather even with an Austrian to translate. She was just as confused as we were
Joey's friend Kayla
Sounds like a Florida man story
Joey
It does 😂😂😂
April 24
We just took this pic and Paula threw up the DG to block the sun hahaha she is one of us
Joey's friend Joseph
DG for lifeeee