I couldn’t help but ask this old man to pet his dogs! I asked in English- the man just gave me the strangest look. Thankfully a passerby overheard and translated. The man was thrilled to let me pet his pugs!
The thing I will miss most from home is my dog Deedee. She’s a family pet, but everyone knows she likes me the most. How do you cope with missing your pets while traveling?
One of my favorite things in Barcelona was the birds.
Sure, there were typical city pigeons. But I cant even explain how much I loved the green parakeet-ish birds (pictured above)! They were so beautiful! I couldn’t believe they were just on the streets. In the U.S., we wouldn’t see birds like that except at the pet store!
On another note, please enjoy these Barcelona street roaches enjoying some late night ice cream.
When I think about moving abroad I think about all the places in Europe I can travel to. I hadn’t even thought about the places outside of Europe that I want to visit while living in Barcelona. Here’s what I came up with:
Okay Japan is far away, but a girl can dream.
What are your dream destinations? What else should I add to this list?
One of my favorite things to do while wandering a new place is to find the churches! It’s easy in old cities, because they seem to be the oldest and most beautiful buildings.
Most churches, unless it’s a huge tourist attraction, are open and free to go inside. The church in the photo above was in Brussels, Belgium. It cost 2 euros to go inside, and well worth it. It was a small church filled with kind people.
Only 267 days to go. I don’t know what to expect. I don’t think it will feel real until I’m on a plane in July. I go through phases of being so excited, and being so nervous that I could vomit at any moment. And a combination of all of it at once.
What advice do you have for move abroad for the first time?