I met Tim during my travel in Spain. Today is our first year anniversary and my 30th birthday. I do not remember what I put down on my “30 things to do before turning 30″ list. But so far, life is good. To celebrate, we have decided to go to a French restaurant. It is ironic how through an online search on “how to travel the world for free,” I found an English residential program in Spain where I met him.
It’s been a year since I posted anything in this travelogue that I started soon after my first trip to Europe in 2009. A lot of things have happened since my last entry about my trip in Europe. My last trip there left me a bitter taste. I got injured and subsequently lost my job afterwards. However, great things have come out of that trip. I got a long-term travel buddy who is also my partner. I will be moving to London in a few weeks, and I will not back out at the last minute like I did for Paris. A huge accomplishment considering it took me 10 years for my dream of living overseas to come to fruition.
And the travel continues…
I’ve just returned to work this week. Many of my colleagues who didn’t know anything about my 1-month vacation in Europe were shocked to see me back and thought I had actually quit my job and never coming back from Europe. Being in 4 different countries in 4 days had led to the worst jet-lag I’ve ever experienced.
It’s been a week since I returned home and I still feel like I’m in Italy, except waking up to a bigger room. I had been traveling for 8 days in Italy without any itinerary and destination in mind, not planning which city to visit until I’m at the train station. At Cinque Terre I thought I was going to sleep under the stars since there were no accommodations available to book online before heading there. Turning up in different city without any plan and accommodation was quite fun. Except that adventure ended with a car crash. I will never let an Italian man drive me again.
I was asked this question in an interview for my current job.
Honestly, if there was anything I learned from my travel it would be to end relationship with people who are not good for me, who aren’t true friends.
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,600 times in 2010. That’s about 4 full 747s.
In 2010, there were 30 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 38 posts. There were 2 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2mb.
The busiest day of the year was August 23rd with 64 views. The most popular post that day was Europe iPad travel app.
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The neatest itinerary I’ve ever seen.