I took the train from my parents’ home in the Netherlands and rode on my own to Germany. But along the way, the train was delayed and I got a free accomodation in Hengelo *Netherlands (thanks NS Dutch Railways)…
Truthfully, I have no idea that I will be delayed. All around me were spoken dutch languages and my dutch is not that awesome. But beside me, there was this German lady who took good care of me. She speaks English, Dutch and German and was able to translate to and fro for me and other stranded riders with the train staff.
Like a warrior, she led us to unite and work together while she did not have any part in the “free accomodation”.
I was enjoying the delay, actually. As spontaneous traveller, I make space for any last minute changes cos I knew there is a reason and blessing for everything.
Well, I met two new friends. A loving couple who are also world travelers like me. They have been married for 20 years, had kids and work in a cafe in Göttingen together.
Of course, in such beautiful setup by the Universe, I took notes on how they kept their love in marriage through out the years. They glow with so much love and joy that I felt warm in this chilly weather.
“Thank you Judith and Harmut…
It’s amazing how we both meet in such unexpected circumstances.
We started off as strangers with language as our barrier but now I felt so loved and accepted as part of your spontaneous “travel entourage”.
It was great to be “lost” in an unknown town (but with amazing hotel facilities and services) with you guys.
Thank you for everything. God bless you both💗🙏🏻❤️💜💋”