And arrived safety to LAX! Land of the free and dry heat. In other words – ahhh…paradise
It’s heartbreaking to discontinue my lounging and going on my foreign food-ventures. Unpleasant business returning to my issues and picking up where I left off by following an invisible leash back to the States. But I was also desperately fearful and reluctant to take off for this trip in the first place. I guess I don’t deal well with leaving in general. But risk is a necessity for a life well-lived with lots of remarkable memories!
– Enjoys grand scale paintings
– Taught me that my communication, manners, and maintenance are poor at best
– Man crushes: Denzel, Leo, Gordon Ramsey
– Similar to myself likes: blocked out windows at home, great steak, driving our car like we stole it
– Sibling handling all the directions and money logistics and laundry
– Did not suffer injury or illness even though I was around sick people
– All da gluten freeeeeee
– Those poor people who work in airports
– No serious downpour requiring an umbrella
– That dude next to me on the plane sharing fruit candy
– International availability of Coca-Cola
– Service is significantly more efficient and polite in Paris vs Venice or UK
– I’m developing a taste for Evian
– United makes a pretty legit chicken and risotto, shocking!
– Weather report means nothing, expect it to change every other hour
– Zig zag lines on the road meant for pedestrians
– Brits like to barbecue (I know, sounds off)
– Most common item being peddled: selfie sticks
– Hobbit doors make a lot more sense to me now
Summary of countries
Venice (C) – hot stone prison island with water everywhere
And people in Italy really are like this!
UK (A) – Radio 1 is the worst experience ever! (on opposite day)
– Jurassic World opening weekend ravaged the box office
– Friend had a baby girl!
– Friend conceived
– Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
Conversions (that in no way affected my spending):
1€ = $1.13
1£ = $1.58
A sense of accomplishment is present when I share my photos with others who say they have never been on a trip like this. Living out something that will remain only a fantasy for the majority of the people I meet is humbling. So now that the bird has flown out of its cage more things seem possible than before. Even if for myself traveling is and always will be a hassle compared to slumming it at home sweet home!