“Better to see something once, than to hear about it a thousand times”
Figured it made sense to end the blog with the same quote I started it with. Except this time there’s so much more meaning behind it for me!
This trip has been talked about for about 3 years. It was always something we (André and I) were going to do, but it was never set in stone until last year. We started officially planning at about the end of the summer in 2011. Thats when we started planning out what cities we wanted to see and how our route was going to go. I can assure you it changed quite a few times before we finalized it, haha. And of course along the way there were changes and surprises. Playing it by ear is the funnest part. But we are both a little too anal to have left the whole trip up in the air haha.
In the end it was completely worth every dollar spent, every mile walked, every scratch and bruise, every night of no sleep, every blister, every minute!
This trip was everything I hoped for and so much more. This experience is something I will cherish for the rest of my life. I suggest to anyone who has ever thought of traveling to Europe, go and do it! If you’ve never thought about it.. Still go and do it! The amazing places we saw and most importantly, the memories we made, are irreplaceable.
I’m tearing up while writing this (no surprise there since I’m a cry baby anyways lol) because I feel like I’m leaving a piece of me behind (My jacket in Venice for one bahaha). But honestly, it’s hard to accurately describe your emotions after an experience like this. I’m very grateful for even having the opportunity to live out one of my dreams. And everyone should do the same, if there’s something you’ve always dreamed of doing, go for it. If money is what’s keeping you from doing it (and I know that’s the case for most of us) just remember you can’t take your money with you in your coffin! Sounds morbid but think about it hahahaa..
Thanks to all of you who have been following the blog! It means a lot to me that you were interested in our journey :)
I might post again a few more times after I go through all our pictures and videos. Maybe we will do some sort of recap, just to help you guys not to have withdrawals you know? Bahaha..
But again… Thanks for keeping up with us fulfilling one of our dreams =D