Reflecting on the trip, I think my favourite part was the men in Lisbon who would approach you on the street, offer you sunglasses, then add under their breath that they also had hash for sale. Such amazing encounters with Portuguese culture!
I made this quick video to sort of recap my Eurotrip tingz. It has been the best three weeks.
I was dreading coming back to Aberdeen and wanted to keep travelling, but surprisingly, I am really happy to be back. Plus, it was a beautiful evening to walk back from Union Square to Hillhead. Hooray for spring has sprung in Scotland!
Granada is one of the best cities I’ve been to so far. Today was also the best day. This poem was from one of the hundreds of hippie/street vendor/musicians in the main road of the old Arabic neighbourhood called El Albaicin. There was a sign that said Poemas Libres so we took one and left a small tip too. We also spent about two hours enjoying the sun, drinking beer on the street and listening to a band (again, composed of hippies). This city is unreal.
(The poem translates roughly to:
I don’t like introductions
or prologues or prefaces
I like to get face to face with life. )
Coming up on the 2nd week of my trip and it has been the most amazing trip so far. Highlights include meeting relatives (my mom’s cousins, aunt and uncle) in Oosterbeek in Holland, clubbing all night in Paris to see the sun rise from Montmartre at Sacre-Coeur and climbing Montjuic, giving perhaps the best view of Barcelona. Can’t wait to see what the remainder of my travels has in store.
I am not really updating this blog as much because I’ve been keeping another study abroad blog, click here. It is kind of a more relevant blogging platform due to shared experiences of study abroad. But I will still post random updates here as well.
Today was the last day of classes before Easter vacation, which is 3 weeks break from courses. I am so excited for this much-needed break. I am traveling to Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona, Granada, Sevilla, and various small cities in the Algarve coast of Portugal. I am traveling alone which will be new but I am excited to do basically whatever I want without worrying if other people are happy doing it as well.
Here’s to the best three weeks of my life. Hopefully… Probably.
Days spent: 3
Miles walked: 30
Bars attended: 8
Street art snapped in Shoreditch: 35+
Money spent: too much, sadly
People met: 20, from 9 different countries
I saw this piece on Tumblr a couple of years ago. Pretty cool to actually see it in real life.
Packing tip: Roll your clothes.
Seriously, I just tripled the space in my backpack.
Finalized all of my Eurotrip tonight, except for a couple of buses here and there.
Amsterdam (March 24th-29th), Paris (29th-31st), Barcelona (April 1st-4th), Granada (5th-9th), Sevilla (9th-10th), Lagos (10th-13th), Albufeira (13th-15th), Faro (15th-16th), than back home to Edi!