So as of 9:30PM tomorrow EST, I will be headed to Paris, then Prague, back to Paris because we only landed there the first time to catch a connecting flight to Prague, then a train to Brussels, a short layover in Amsterdam (I have high hopes for airport entertainment, Amsterdam), and then Rome.
Phew. I have to admit, for 2 weeks, it sounds exhausting. I’m also, of course, very excited. This trip will visit local news organizations and ad agencies in Europe, and while I’m excited for that too, I’m a big culture person. I want to see how Parisians, Belgians, Romans, and the Czech live. I never imagined getting to go to the Czech Republic or even Belgium or even Rome for that matter. This is going to be one heck of an adventure.
I’d love to travel more after this, but I think I need to master this experience first before I daydream about going anywhere else. Packing for two weeks for a range of weather has proved a challenge in and of itself, as well. You’ll have to forgive any short sentences and typos–I’m writing this on a Kindle and will be for the rest of my trip. I’m going to miss typing on a real keyboard…that’s probably the thing I’ll miss the most! (Besides you, mom.)
I’ll probably update anyway as part of my coursework, but I’m not sure if I’ll have a schedule yet. What I do know is that I’ll be starting the Game of Thrones series while idling in airports and train stations! A kindle isn’t ideal for blogging but is for and avid reader.
Happy New Year!