I have SO many thoughts…that I’ve been having trouble putting them down into a blog post. But I have been writing in my journal each day, so I thought that I’d take snippets from my journal and make it into a post. I hope it gives you some insight to how this trip has been.
Seriously…can someone pinch me?
Sometimes I wake up and think that this whole trip will have been a dream and I’ve been in LA the whole time. I cannot believe the things I have seen and experienced.
Can I move to Barcelona?
It’s all of the little things too. Once you travel, you’ll realize how much this means. It’s the difference in trash bins, in lamp posts, in metro stops, in balconies, in fashion, in the sound of the ambulances and police cars, the way people carry their cigarettes, the street vendors, the road signs.
The women trash collectors in Rome are the baddest bitches ever. (True story, every single woman trash collector in Rome was GORGEOUS. Hair perfect, makeup on…amazing.)
I’m obsessed with carousels.
When I first started this trip, I thought that it would be a highly glamorous. In reality, I’ve stayed in apartments smaller than closets, weird shower experiences, and sometimes ate more bread and cheese than I’d like to admit.
I need an entire farmer’s market worth of vegetables.
My legs are now rock solid. Oh hey calves! I guess that’s what 6+ hours a day of walking will do to you.
Today, I ate a slice of lemon meringue pie as big as my head. And I had NO shame.
Paris changed me. Changed me for the better.
I’m addicted to pain au chocolats.
The lights from the river boats reflecting on the water of the Seine is the most gorgeous thing ever. I can watch them all day.
I’m ashamed to admit that I actually have been tempted on more than one occasion to buy those light up, flying, boomerang things the street vendors sell.
Dancing in your underwear when your neighbor across the courtyard can clearly see you = awesome.
Liters of local wine are always the best decision.
And I can say french fries and beer in 6 different languages. TOP THAT.