The moment has arrived. Johnny and I have finalized our travel plans (so far). We managed to narrow it down to 5 countries; sadly Greece didn’t make the cut because the plane tickets from Athens were insanely expensive. I’m proud of Johnny and I for making compromises, for working together as a team and not losing it during this whole process. There were plenty of times I just wanted to scream, especially when trying to find an apartment in Paris (more on this later). But I’ve held it together. Thank God for wine.
I mentioned it in my post on Friday just how crazy planning a trip like this is. There’s so much to think about. I’m the type that has to have everything planned, all our accommodations booked, our plane tickets ready. Thank goodness I’ve got all of that major stuff out of the way. I’ve already printed out all of our confirmations and organized it in a folder according to date. It’s all slowly starting to become real now. Insanity!
So, on November 15, Johnny and I have a one way ticket leaving Los Angeles to London. We arrive in London November 16. From there:
Paris. (for a month and a half! eeeeeeeeee!!)
Madeira, Portugal (one of my dream destinations!)
I’ll be in Paris for my birthday, Christmas and New Years! I seriously cannot deal with the fact that I’m going to be in Paris for the holidays. It’s a complete dream come true.
After Porto, we’re debating on heading on over to the lovely Bangkok, Thailand. We’ve been monitoring tickets and it’s actually cheaper to go to Thailand for a month (ticket, food, accommodations included) than to fly back to LA or Buenos Aires. At this point it’s almost silly to not go. Johnny’s secretly been looking at Muay Thai camps to go to, and I’ve been fantasizing about beach bungalows. After spending winter in Europe, I’m already dreaming of heading to warmer weather.
I think it’s funny after all of this time I’ll probably end up going to Thailand after all. Life works in mysterious ways.
I can’t believe this is happening. Each time I printed a ticket confirmation, it was a testament to how truly blessed I am. I’m finally following my dreams. And I’m not doing it alone. I’ve realized just how lucky I am to have a boyfriend who not only supports me, but actually shares the same dreams that I do. It’s going to be incredible to experience all of this with him. After 5 1/2 years of being together, I’m looking forward to really taking our relationship in a completely different direction.
I couldn’t ask for a better life right now.