I know you’re all waiting to hear stories about my trip. It’s pretty apparent that I had the best time of my life. But seeing how there are too many stories, mini adventures and anecdotes to share about my trip, I thought I give you a small glimpse of my trip each day while I slowly gather up my thoughts.
So here’s my Euro Tour 2009 Twitter style:
June 4: It’s finally hitting me that I’m backpacking Europe & doing it alone. Scared, nervous & excited. It’s going to be one heck of an adventure.
June 5: And so it begins. Was drinking @ 11am. Wandered Dublin w/o a clue w/ Karolina, Diego & Marina. Had an amazing time & excellent pints.
June 6: Lost debit card in Dublin airport. 1st setback but it’s not going to stop me. In Leuven @ a student house of 5 ppl. FYI I love Belgian beers
June 7: Bruges is beautiful. Venice of the north. Had some frites (which were amazing) & more Belgian beers. I can see myself living in Belgium.
June 8: Booked Stella tour on wrong day. Went to oude markt instead & had more beers. Cooked dinner for my hosts. Sleeping in train station 2nite.
June 9: Train stn experience-priceless. In Rome & love it! After yrs of studying Latin/classics, finally able 2c the greatness of Rome & b a Roman
June 10: Saw Pope & could almost touch him. Scavi tour & copula was amazing. 4gb card got corrupted, lost 3 days of pics. Got drunk w/ hostel folks.
June 11: Wandered Rome, napped in Circus Maximus & went to Ostia. Sistine Chapel was closed, boo! Pope drove down the st where I’m staying. Still =D
June 12: Frankfurt-Hahn is in bufu. Love Frankfurt & German beer. Napped on the river. Met up w/ Regula. Delightful convo w/ Azn girl & host.
June 13: ICE’d 2 Koln, met Bjorn, his gf, sis & bf. Wandered Koln & had the best beer yet w/ apple strudel. Went to countryside & ate @ El Paso
June 14: Autobahn’d it to 250 kph while going to Netherlands & HUGE German carnival. Biked along the beautiful countryside. Love it here.
June 15: In London, met a Russian from Vancouver. Saw parts of London w/ him b4 exploring on my own. Having Doctor Who flashbacks. Host works @ BBC
June 16: Wandered London in search of Harry Potter & Doctor Who. Relaxed on the Thames w/ a delicious pint. Watched Big Ben as the sky turns dark.
June 17: Visited Jill in Cambridge & sneaked into St. James’ College. Had a pint at the Eagle where we discovered that we’re just made of awesome
June 18: In Ireland w/ Mash driving on left side. Found out Blarney Stone was 150′ up in the air! Went 2 Galway & pub hopped for pints & Irish music
June 19: Don’t go to Kylemore. Drove to Cliffden, Cliffs of Moher, Ennis & back to Cork. Almost died a few times. Ireland is very pretty & green.
June 20: Irish breakfast followed by Jameson & Guinness tour. Met up w/ Sonic & Karolina. Pub hopped. Don’t remember much after that.
June 21: Left Europe still drunk (vs hung over). Had a MAGNIFICENT adventure. Still smiling like crazy. Will do again. Hello Chicago, I missed you