The Retro Journey
a travelling story by doj / cubic
Submissive once said: "Ich bin einfach ein riesen Schludrian, doj."
This text can not be translated to english without loosing most of its
satirical contence. It means that submissive is permanently forgetting
important things and facts concerning him and his surrounding.
As expected he did not manage to get some
finnish money before arriving in finnland (this was not the first time) and
so I had to wait for half an hour, before sub could exchange some money at
the airport's money exchange clerk.
If you look at the picture you might wonder why we needed 0.5h to get some
money, as there are only two people standing. Well you know cubic always is
in the lucky position to be the last in long, long rows...
Now we had everything needed to party in a foreign country and we
rolled our luggage to the taxi line. Our goal was the beloved sokos hotel
pasila, but as stated above we needed to buy a new computer case for sub at
first. So we told the taxi driver to steer to any computer store and
afterwards to the hotel. It seemed that the driver was not interested at all
in computer stores, as he had to get some advice where to find any from others
via radio. But finally he managed to get a store and
submissive made a 3 minutes buy of a cool mini tower. The salesmen in the
store did not understand any word of english and were totally astonished how
submissive managed to get things running (the problem was that submissive is
not capable of speaking finnish you know, well I am not either).
The picture on the left unleashes the fact that submissive
was wearing short trousers the whole time
After arriving at the hotel we immediately put on our flag and declared this
hotel conquered for here majesty the queen of spain (it was that certain
columbus feeling). If there would be any international beauty award for
hotels the sokos hotel in pasila would definatively become last, as it is
built of tiles only. In fact the whole district of pasila is built of tiles.
In terms of uglyness it can easily compete with the "plattenbauten in den
neuen bundesländern" or steilshoop (a very ugly district in hamburg).
I think normally the sokos hotel pasila has a booking rate of 30% so I
had not reserved in advance. But the international youth
wrestling championships were taking place in the olympic stadium this
weekend and all contributors were located in our favourite hotel. No problem
for an experienced travelman and we managed to get an empty room and unloaded
our bags. All around us were tiny wrestlers sweatening and talking in all
kinds of languages. I saw muscles I never knew of their existence.
The day had reached 17.00 already and hunger was becoming
a major part of our thoughts. So we went to a nearby super market and bought
some basic party food like banana, cola and cookies.