Thoughts on my latest trip- Spain, Morocco & Friendship

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.

About Friendship:

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*

First Day!

First Day!

Las Palmas

Las Palmas

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Marrakech

Marrakech

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Cobra

Cobra

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Our rides

Our rides

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Best tour guide!

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Flamenco

Flamenco

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Sevilla

Sevilla

Cordoba

Cordoba

 

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