My Trip: Day 17, Going homeĀ 

July 9th,  2017

Nothing to do today but fly and sit in airports.  I left our hotel in a taxi to the hotel as I said goodbye to Bucharest and soon to Europe altogether.  This was the trip of a lifetime and I probably won’t get another trip like this until I’m retired or have a long vacation from my future career. 

Travelling was an extremely fun and new experience that I will never forget.  It showed me what it’s like on the other side of the planet.  How different people live outside of America.  It made me feel small compared to this vast planet we live in. Discovery channel never really cut it for me in terms of showing how others live in Europe.  experiencing it in person is the real way of learning. Thia year has been so great so far.  I met my girlfriend and learned that my life wasn’t ao bad.  I traveled outside of the country and I lived on the other side of the state and experienced that.  I’ve really pushed myself to try new things and I’m proud of myself.  There’s more planned for me this year.  I hope to see my girlfriend this summer and I hope to go to Vegas for my 21st birthday in November and I plan to go skydiving.  I plan to go back to school in my hometown and find a job I can stay at for a long period.  

I have many plans for the future and I believe this year is the start of it all.  I needed to get travelling out of the way and broaden my horizon a little before I narrowed my sights back on school.  I needed this trip for sure.  Now all I need ia to see my girlfriend and I will be set on beginning my life.  

The first hour and a half flight was a breeze. The security in Istanbul was a breeze,  I got a pretty good sandwich and then we didn’t have to wait long for the next flight either. I got onto the next plane and remembered me and my grandma are sitting in row of three with nobody between us.  So far travelling today has been very easy.  Ans this is our long flight.  And it seems like it’ll go well.  Also I was looking at this picture of a cat I took on my trip and then I heard this meowing and I thought I was going crazy but really a passenger brought like,  three cats in their carriers and they’re meowing a lot because they’re scared.  I took a picture of one in it’s little carrier thing.  So cute.  It’s going to be meowing all flight. 

Ugh so we went on the first two flights,  one was 1 1/2 hours,  one was 10 hours.  Then our one we just got off of was 4 hours.  Too much flying for me.  Grandma didn’t plan well with the taxi at all of course.  So we’re just sitting around and she doesn’t know what she’s doing. 

I’ll be glad to be rid of all that once I get home.  I’m tired and just want to rest.  But this has been a good trip and I’m lucky to have been able to go.  

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My Trip: Day 4

I woke up pretty early today for some reason.  But we had to get up early anyways.  I got all my stuff ready and I put my suitcase outside the hotel room door to be taken down to our bus.  We went downstairs and had an AMAZING breakfast yet again.  Best bacon I’ve ever had and also really good apple strudel.  

We got onto our bus and the local guide gave us a tour around Zagreb,  Croatia.  It’s a pretty cool place I guess but I loved Vienna much more.  The currency is called the Kuna and it’s named after or maybe just confidently the same name as an animal around these areas. and it’s worth 7 times American money so I exchanged $20 for like,  135 Kuna.  So I’m rich here. We walked around the town for a while.,  went into a church that was designed by the same architect who designed St.  Stephens cathedral.  That was kind of cool.  Then we got into the bus again for two hours to arrive to a national park that’s supposed to be very beautiful.  It was where they shot some scenes of game of thrones at.  

Something else that really interested me was a museum called the Museum of Broken Relations.  All it is is a ton of junk basically.  It’s filled with the things that you usually throw away after ending a relationship.  You know those things you have received or given to your partner but then when you breakup you don’t want it anymore.  Well you can take it to be shown here.  I find it very cool and interesting.  Because all of these items are nothing to everyone but the couple who left it there.  But there’s a sad story behind each and every one of them.  I think the story is displayed by each item.  

I just got back in the bus from the long walk.  they never showed us any game of thrones scene location.  But it was beautiful.  Also tiring but ai loved it.  We were hiking for two and a half hours and we walked a very long ways.  It was through the national park.  Lots of waterfalls and different lakes.  The lake was very clean and bright blue.  you could see the little fish swimming in it.  Only bad part was a lot of other tourists were there and some of them were really rude.  it took a little bit away from the peaceful vibe that this place should have.  But regardless. The pictures I took won’t show the crazy atmosphere that was the walk amongst the tourists.

I am now heading to our hotel and we’ll have dinner there and probably go to bed.  Not sure where our hotel will be but we’re still in Croatia.  Just not Zagreb anymore. 

We arrived and had a dinner that was in our hotel.  Very weird coming here to this Mediterranean side of Croatia.  The food was different and so were the people.  But the dinner was good.  The style of the hotel is also very different.  Very bright,  vibrant colors.