First, let’s just get this out out of the way, I neither contracted nor brought back ebola or MERS. I had a desert the size of the United States between me and where the ebola epidemic is. As for MERS, that’s in a country that is over 3,000 miles away.
This is just a small summary of my trip. This weekend, I will go through the over 1,000 pictures on my camera and the 900 + on my iphone and start making a detailed blog post for each of the 13 days of the trip. It will will be humorous to say the least.
Things about this trip:
I found out just how dependent I am on not just my phone, but easily accessible wifi.
I found out the I could still stick with my one lens, one year plan.
I found out that I was completely capable of packing light and not having any issues with it.
I found out that the human body, my human body, can withstand a pain that may have been worse than childbirth. I’m talking about you scorpion.
I found out that even though I have never written a review about a hotel, place, etc.. this trip has prompted me to want to leave a bunch of glowing reviews and one crappy one.
I found out why they say you should always take a trip with someone before you marry them to see how you travel together and that this applies to friendship too.
Ashley and I have never traveled together. We are so similar. We are both two of the most stubborn, difficult, always have to be right, bitchy attitude people that I know and at times I wanted to strangle her and vice verse. While we had our arguments and bickered like old married people, it was on the plane ride home that I realized that I would probably want strangle anyone that I spent 13 days with 24/7 in sometimes difficult and uncomfortable situations. I have never had such a crazy, hectic and condensed trip and neither has she. It can put strain on any relationship and I thought I would just want to be rid of her by the end. However, I was sad to leave her. I missed her. There are many things in life that cement friendships forever and this trip was ours. A sentence that I thought I would never say, ” I would travel with Ashley again.”
The only two things that I wish I would have done: Rented bikes in Sevilla and had churros and chocolate!
I can’t wait to get started this weekend and regale you with tales of distance lands, humorous situations, the never ending search for wifi and how everyday we had a new problem to overcome.
*about 1/2 of the iphone pics were taken by Ashley*