Clearing. #montjuic #barcelona #todayfoundme
Wandering Souls-Christie Aguasin -
First time backpacker, Christie Aguasin, shares her thoughts and ideas on her current three-month adventure / travels to France, Spain and possibly wherever else her fancy takes her…
Amanda of the ever-useful Backpacker Hub interviewed me a few days ago about my wandering ways here in Western Europe. Thanks for featuring me!
Chulapa. #madrid #todayfoundme #sanisidro
Palacio de Comunicaciones. #madrid #todayfoundme
Climbed that today. #donostia #sansebastian #todayfoundme
As I write this, I’m careening towards the city of Bordeaux on an Intercités train, and there’s a child of about six years old playing Minecraft on his dad’s iPad beside me. I have two episodes of Game of Thrones to catch up on, a heckuva lot of portfolio prepping to do and a few hundred pages to go on various reading material stuffed in my day pack. I’m quite certain my six other hours of train travel, Nantes to Bordeaux then Bordeaux to Hendaye plus the tram to Donostia-San Sebastiàn, will find me covered for entertainment.
One could say I have a small issue with saying goodbyes. As Philippe noted, “On s’attache facilement,” (we get attached easily). I’m gutted to leave Kerusten, Noelle and Philippe’s hospitality and kindness, Fabienne’s wonderful company and the Brittany countryside. I’m so happy to have met Megan and very briefly, Sherly as well as experiencing such a great first CS experience with Anne and Francois.
I will also miss the following, in no particular order:
And now I’m going to Spain.
While I’m going to miss playing Harvest Moon IRL every day, I’m equally stoked for the backpacking experience in all its unpredictability. The only thing I regret is how lax I’ve been with learning my basic Spanish and now I must play the ignorant tourist for a short while as I reorient myself to another language.
Sorry lovelies, proper updates very soon. I depart for Spain in five short days. Here’s what I know for sure, I have to be in Barcelona by May 23, 4 pm for an evening of musical magic at Primavera Sound Festival.