25 January 2011

Beyond Redemption

I went to Germany on an Exchange program and it opened my eyes to alot of things!
Cologne's Cathedral.
During our free time I would normally go shopping, but a couple of times I decided to go along with the rest of the group and then I ended up in a gay bar -_-
The experience was an extremerly funny one and I loved how I got to know everyone abit more.
I stank of smoke afterwards
I was very surprised how we ended up there since we didn't really know it was a gay bar until someone from our class had his bum groped by another man...

11 Beers for 12 Euros
and another guy had several drinks bought for him got us a discount on out overall bill!

Everyone enjoying some Gluehwine/Hot Chocolate
I will remember this day forever and ever and how funny it was.
Drinking is legal at the age of 16 in Germany and I was 16.I have also never smoked and never intend to!

We didn't spend all day enjoying the freedom of which a German 16 year old would normally have; we also visited the cathedral and walked up the stairs for around 30minutes!
Light shining through

Where's the most strangest place you've ended up?
I'm not saying gay bars are strange, but for a 16 year old, young, straight Asian girl it is (well to me XD)!


34 comments:

Aidyl said...

Haha, seems like a very fun exchange! =)
I havent been to a gay bar yet.. xD
Hmm..I dont quite know which the stragest place I ended up is...
maybe more like scary-strange places...
btw, I thought I saw you on the Piccadilly line yesterday.Wearin a blue scarf or something? but im not quite sure either..^0^"

Shou-chan said...

aaaaaaaaa you've been in cologne? we could have meet;O;
but I think I had a school day..
well drinking is legal at the age of 16 but only drinking beer^^
all sorts of "hard" alcohol is not allowed until you are 18^^

MLMB said...

The stained glass window is absolutely stunning!
I love your pics hun :)

xxxx

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Tasja said...

It's so weird to read this xD
Because Cologne is very near the place where my parents live, so i have been there a couple of time, just not the last two years so I was like: "awww that was a long time ago :("

also I lolled about this piece: "I was very surprised how we ended up there since we didn't really know it was a gay bar until someone from our class had his bum groped by another man..." xDD

Khaosprinzessin said...

Cologne is full of gay bars, actually :D
I haven't been there very often, but I really enjoy being in this city.

Rocking Doll Museum said...

eeehm... None? XD

garakami said...

meh, i don'[t believe i've ever been to a strange place. maybe the red light district in amsterdam, you know the place where the prositutes legally & mosy CLASS-ISHLY sell there wares *blinkblink*
well, that was in amsterdam, but i never found it weird, i found myself wishing i was there for life! i love amsterdam!

& please do tell how in the world you actually managed to get in a gay bar. i'm not really a big fan of germany, when i went the last time i felt like my head was going to explode from the guttaral language. i still like tokio hotel though, lol.

我 MOI said...

Oh my God, strangest place hm, has got to be stuck in a cinema with a first date watching an obscene movie which showcases a lot of sexual motives haha strange when your planning to escape from the boy too and have no intention of going any further with the boy!

Morgane ☆ said...

I went to Cologne 2 times (for concert, actually :P) and I really liked the city itself ♥
Looks you had a lot of fun :)

Thanh Thao said...

Cologne is sooooo n ear Düsseldorf, we could have easily met up :-)) Too bad I wasn't home at that time :-)

Yeah, drinking beer is legal at 16 in Germany, but any other alcohol is forbidden until you're 18 :-)) I'm turning 24 in April, now I feel so old, hahaha!!

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

that's very funny. looks like you had a spectacular time. i've never been to Germany, but hope to go there some day!

i've found myself in strange places like the red light district in amsterdam...talk about strange!

Oh to Be a Muse

Shou-chan said...

I've send my letter to you today*_*

Elliot J. Morris said...

I once hitchhiked on a Bulgarian fishing boat; I was in the wonderous and extremely beautiful ancient citadel of Nesebar in southern Bulgaria, its on an island but there is a narrow man-made road to it. I was with my Grandma and we gave some money to a little beggar child out of the kindness of our hearts but unfortunatly we didnt have enough for the bus back so had to hitchhike with some fisherman to take us across the sea instead. Rather surreal. Wonderful experience though.

Morgane ☆ said...

Replying to your question ; I speak French~ (I live in this part of Belgium). And also Italian that's more Venitian actually ^^^"

Rocking Doll Museum said...

/reply/ bonnet? Or beret? What did you mean?

Audrey (hkittygirl) said...

My friends and I were walking around and somehow we ended up getting lost in a Target. We were walking around Target trying to get out of it. This may sound very pathetic, but this particular Target is a maze!

Winnie said...

Wow so much beer! My friend lives in Germany and she wants me to visit her for Oktoberfest one day!! Even though I'm not much of a drinker!

Haha also- I love gay clubs, quite a lot of fun.

Also love your purikura pics, I can't wait to play around with some again when I go back in the summer!

yiqin; said...

Gaybars are fun :P

TheMadTwins said...

that sound like fun :D
I went to a gay discotheque the they before christmas and that was hilarious to
xParis

Francie. said...

missy! I am back! haha. it has been awhile, hasn't it! Anyway, were you blogging when you went on exchange!? We should have met up. i am in france doing an exchange now! :)

cutielippi said...

Tahaaa, I don't know why but we Germans love gay bars lol ~<3
Köln is also an awesome city if you wanna party a lot!!
The most strangest place I've ended up was some erotic convention my friend dragged me to just for fun...but in the end we spent like three hours there, i mean what the hell, it was just way too fascinating and weird XD

Francie. said...

ps. you have received SO many more joiners since i was last on your blog, well done! x

♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ ayu ♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ said...

wow..the building structures and all..are so awesome!!

Heart Charlie said...

These are amazing! The strangest place I have ever been must have been in Beijing. I found the whole city fascinating, particularly the small Hutong streets ;)

Melody said...

LOL! THat sounds hilariouss and woahhh 16?!?!? that's so young ;O ! But I can't remember the strangest place I've been to but probably nothing as strange as the random gay bar ! haha <3

Snugtrition said...

Legal Drinking age in Germany 16??? Hoooooly crap, I want to go to Germany now lol. Glad you're having fun over there =).

Strangest place I've ever been to must've been to a relative's bday party, I somehow got stuck in a room of old gossipping asian ladies... *le sigh..* painful memories lol.

Nells said...

well...i tried to reach a part of greece in an area cold "ipiros"..and because the bus driver was to bored to explain i found my self illegally crossing borders to albania in the middle of the night with 6 inch heels!thank god i looked too stupid so they realized i didn't cross on purpose!
nice one!
i like your blog!followin'

KittyBonkers said...

Hahaha I guess that can be a pretty strange place if you don't expect it! And it looks like you had an awesome trip!!

Thank you so much for your comments on my blog too <3 I always appreciate them, I hope I can keep up with my aims too!

Kitty x

rebecca said...

i went to the christmas markets in cologne two years ago! it's lovely there (: glühwein is the best when it's freezing

http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

Shou-chan said...

awww thank you:3
I'm glad that my letter has arrived at your place^^
I love miso soup*o*

Pop Champagne said...

seems like you had a great time, and lovely senery too. not sure where the strangest place I've ended up, there has been a few after a night of intoxication!

Rocking Doll Museum said...

As I can't seem to reply on the post above (comments are disabled) I'll be replying here! XD

I think the one with the petticoat and leopard print is a great photo! Not something I would wear, but still cool!
I am a little gyaru inspired to lately XD Kinda done with lolita >.>

Saving Capulet said...

oh those architectures are so over overwhelmingly beautiful! i am so envious that you get to visit such a beautiful place! I've never been anywhere aside from where I am right now, so fml :I lolol I am 20, not smoking, not drinking, let's remain straight edge for life xDDD

*~kAy~* said...

wow O_O poor friend for getting harrassed ><