I woke up to the distant sound of knuckles on wood, still dizzy and not sure where I was. I opened my cake crusted eyes and scratched my back as I lifted my cheek off the drool filled bathroom floor. "Still alive, Still alive" I moaned. Clearly the floor heating had gotten the better of me last night by cradling me to sleep on a warm bed of marble. I let another hostel guest into the toilet with an apologetic look of drowziness and made my way to the kitchen to find some birthdaycake leftovers for breakfast. "Good morning birthday boy!" a familiar set of voices came from the other side of the kitchen. "Are you up for a Planet Earth 2 marathon?". I thanked my lucky star and joined the lads in a day of hangover processing.
The wild Birthdaybear is a rare creature. A magnificent twolegged mammal found only once a year, who tend to flood the bathtub in their dens around mating season. This misschievous waterloving landcreature occasionally get vaccuumcleaners stuck in the drainpipes, as they regularly take to climbing when cornered. Their mating habits are quite spectacular. The male species retreats to it's den, slightly drowsy and completely unknowing and unprepared for what is to come. The female travels an astounding amount to find her match. In this case, the migration can amount up to 58,351.60 kilometres, stopping for land nor sea. It is then the female who prowls into the Birthdaybears' sleeping corners to scare and exhillirate them into arousel. It seems this time our lady has succeeded.- Thank you David Attenborough for that short interlude.
What Anton didn't know, however, was that Stef ninja exited the hostel that night, to pick up his birthday present at the airport. When he saw the two dashing ladies appear in the crowd of Tajiks, he jumped out of his chair and ran up to them. "Britt! Nicole! Finally!" A big group hug reunited the three old friends, while Stef explained Nicole the surprise was still on. Excited by the reunion, they longboarded back to the hostel, and not surprisingly on their way they were asked to turn it down a notch twice by passing officers. Not gonna happen though!
It was around 3 AM when Nicole entered the hostel and snuck into Antons room, confusing him wildly as to whether he was still dreaming or not.