I have been away for a whole month!
Some days, it feels like I have been gone for all of a few days and, on others, it feels like an eternity.
I miss – my friends and family. my own bed and pillow. the comforts of home. a secure internet connection. my blackberry (hehe).
Traveling is harder and more tiring than anyone ever let’s on! I don’t like the constant packing and living out of a suitcase. I love making new friends but don’t like losing them so fast and then having to re-make new ones.
I would not trade this experience for anything. I am learning more each day than I ever thought possible. We, as Canadians, are lucky enough to not know war during our lifetimes but coming over here, I am seeing each and every day how war has had a lasting effect on millions of people. I am overcome by the beauty of Europe, how each place is so different and how each place has such a unique history. With each day that passes, I become so much more appreciative of what I have at home. I feel so lucky to have an amazing family and amazing friends and a safe place I call home.
This past month has been so incredible. I have seen so much (six countries and counting!). I can’t wait to see what this next month has in store!
Today, I am off to Vienna!