We spent today resting our feet in in our Airbnb apartment in Berlin. I’ve been thinking a lot about how this trip will change me and how I think.
I’ve certainly learned a lot over the past five weeks, and I wanted to share some of my thoughts!
- The best decision ever: packing one backpack.
- Yes, it is possible to spend every waking moment with a person and not murder them.
- And if you don’t murder them, they reward you with shiny things!
- EVERYONE speaks English.
- Going forward, always budget double than what you’re expecting to spend.
- I miss my bed.
- I miss hearing Canadian voices, especially familiar ones.
- Scottish people, by far, are the nicest, friendliest people I’ve met.
- Seeing a Canadian flag gets me more excited than it probably should.
- So many sheep!
- The English and the Scots have yet to figure out coffee.
- I can’t get over that it is 15 degrees and sunny in November.
- Apparently walking 10,000 steps a day (6.5 km) every day on cobblestone and uneven sidewalks ruins your feet (and socks).
- I’m kinda sick of reading my Kobo – I need a real book.
- I’m not sure if I’m doing all the things I should on this trip.
- The Dutch have got it right with waffles, with bikes, with coffee, with life.
- I gotta hand it to the ladies in the Red Light District of Amsterdam. I can’t imagine standing in a window wearing tiny lingerie, while looking so comfortable and confident.
- Travelling is very much about managing expectations, learning how to be uncomfortable, and learning how to not go insane when you spend 6 or 12 hours on a train.
- Being physically sick will make you homesick.
- For the rest of my life, I will pay to not have to wake up at 2 in the morning and to board first on a plane.
- As much long-term travel can be tedious or boring, it gives you a new perspective on life and yourself, and can give you some awe-inspiring moments.