Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.
-Seneca

Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.

-Seneca


Return to Reality.

   Today I embarked on a new adventure, and a seemingly less exciting one… classes. As I sat through classes this afternoon, penciling in exam dates and worrying in advance about presentations, my travels abroad seemed like a distant memory. I don’t think I have completely come to realize the scope of my experience over the past four and half months. 

I admit my blog dropped off the face of the internet for a time while I was doing my Euro trip. I had such short stays in each city that I didn’t spend much of that time uploading and writing. But each stay was unique and fun in its own way and I have to say that my favorite part about visiting foreign countries was meeting up with friends I had made during my previous travels. 

I have mixed emotions about being back in classes. It is wonderful to be reunited with loved ones and nice to sleep in my own bed and wear clothes I forgot existed. But once again the travel bug has bit me and I fear (hope) it may be chronic. I know that this big adventure will not be my last. The more countries I visit and the more friends I make, the longer my list of places to see grows. Who knows where I will go next? Southeast Asia? Eastern Europe? A return trip to Africa? Malta (only kidding)! Wherever and whenever that may be, I know that this international experience has left me a more balanced, aware and compassionate person. What an adventure it has been.


Belgium, Brussels. 


Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


Amsterdam, Netherlands. Met up with Jamie and Nina today in Amsterdam, two good friends and roommates from my time in South Africa. Tomorrow I head to Brussels and I will get to see yet another friend I met while in Africa. Love having friends all over the globe!

Amsterdam, Netherlands. Met up with Jamie and Nina today in Amsterdam, two good friends and roommates from my time in South Africa. Tomorrow I head to Brussels and I will get to see yet another friend I met while in Africa. Love having friends all over the globe!


Prague, Czech Republic. 

Prague, Czech Republic. 


Buda-Pest.

Buda-Pest.


Budapest, Hungary.


House of Parliament. London, England.

House of Parliament. London, England.


Buckingham Palace with Karen. 

Buckingham Palace with Karen.