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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The story of how I moved to Europe - Part 3

After waking up I felt better, my knees weren't shaking anymore, my mind was more relaxed, and I was slowly coming back to normality. I hit the hotel's gym for a half hour and had a good shower: I was ready to begin my "new life" if so we can call it. I had about € 450 in my pocket and I headed out searching for something to do, I wasn't sure as to what I was searching for but I knew that staying closed in my hotel room wouldn't do me any good. My Italian was poor but I managed to order a coffee and a croissant in this very crowded bar. I had never seen one like it before, people coming in and out like ants and the barman shouting across the bar to his assistant. I starting to feel strange since I wasn't use to having my personal space invaded so many times in such a short period of time, but I had to adapt, after all this is what I wanted right? I finished my breakfast quickly I headed out where a couple of old men where playing cards. They were playing 5 card draw poker. That's it I sat down and started playing, hand, after hand, after hand, I was on a winning streak. The luck must have been on my side that day since every time I play poker I seem to not get a hand right. Anyway, being around € 200 up I decided to say goodbye to my friends. I had managed to earn some money that day but obviously this couldn't go on much longer. From there I decided to get back to my hotel room and order some food in my room, when the inevitable happened. To be continued...

33 comments:

lunatic said...

great post mate thx for sharing

Ate Jo said...

this is a nice blog! and a great life story of yours! are you living alone?

Anonymous said...

Nice story, lol. Welcome to the "old continent".

TomSleeUK said...

Fantastic story! Where is it your staying? Italy? and where abouts if it is Italy.

Pieter MD said...

Thats nice, winning 200 euro's :D

Glassroof said...

What!! you can leave us on a cliffhanger :O It's was getting interesting dude. (Y) nice story, will be following this for more :)

Pieter said...

Then the inevitable happened... Duuude, such a cliffhanger! :(
Anyway, great story. I write short stories myself too :)

Christopher J. Chambers said...

Are the people as nice as everyone says? Some say they are rude, and some say Europeans are Extremely nice and sociable!

Tony Lek said...

Europe is not that great

Natural One said...

Go on

chrischaos said...

a really good story man
boy named sue

This Guy said...

Keep'em coming! Really good stuff here! Though I never win a poker. I only ever won 40 bucks from playing blackjack, but I rarely win that either. Lady luck can kiss it.

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Woah, just entered in the middle of this, had to go back and read the beginning, great story so far.

revilo251 said...

really liking the story so far :D glad u managed to make sum money finally xD

Luukash said...

Wow, I really like this history, cant wait for the next part :P

DWei said...

Holy shit, you seriously managed to earn some cash through poker? That's impressive.

I know my Uncle used to do that but with Mahjong.

Kenneth Tso said...

Can't wait for the next part!

Admin said...

I'm really liking this series. I hope for many more parts.

Take a look at my math blog.

Jammer said...

I hate cliff hangers.

Andy said...

Think you'll come back to the states any time soon?

CrazyTurkishBoy said...

my life's goal is to go to italy one day

Talerfuchs said...

Italy is a wonderful country with lots of good people, culture and food.

Airanel said...

I wish I could be as good at poker as you...so jealous right now :D Cheers mate!

Timothy Bowen said...

I would love to go to Italy. You're very lucky

Mike's Gaming and Random Stuff said...

You moved to Europe? That's pretty sweet dude I've only been to Ireland once and I was way too young to remember lol.

tgquagmire said...

now do one about MOVING TO JAPAN cause its alot harder to move there!

TwistOfEvents said...

I learned this italian word from my friend. "vofanculo" I'm sure you know what it means and it's alright to us it once in a while.

barbecues said...

Do you ever miss america? What is your next move?

cheshire said...

Can't wait for the next installment :D

Nether Critic said...

Where is the next move to?

Galahadxs said...

nice post followed

Publius said...

I'm addicted to this story, read all of the part so far lol. I also want to go to Europe (Spain), so I'm interested in learning more. +followed

Canihas said...

awesome end, makes me unable to wait for part 4.

+followed

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