spring break

June 15, 2017

 
 
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During spring break, a group of crazy friends and I had the opportunity to leave our footprints across seven cities in Europe. Throughout fifteen days, we experienced life in a way that none of us imagined before. We witnessed things and places that captured unexplainable emotions. We ate foods that tickled unexplored tastebuds. We walked miles beyond miles to get to our daily destinations. We talked to strangers whose accents danced around their words. And we partied in states of slightly drunken highs that took us over the moon.

It was an exhausting fifteen days. But it was beyond special. 

One of the saddest things about a journey ending is that I get this deep-seated feeling, a worry that I'll never again see the people I've come across while traveling. And even if I do, even if I find myself in the same exact spots in which I once before stood, will I see my surroundings and the people in the same way I did five, ten years ago? I leave a destination fully knowing the answer to that question, knowing that whatever I experienced within those particular days I would never experience in the same way again. Treading on the lands of seven cities within a span of fifteen days meant saying goodbye to these special, momentary experiences seven different times.

But a quote from Jack Kerouac tugs at my mind when nostalgia rushes over me: "What is that feeling when you're driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? - It's the too-huge world vaulting us, and it's good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies."

My nostalgia urges me to dwell on moments past, but the traveller in me yearns for the next adventure. So, on to the next one. 

 

Copenhagen, Denmark
March 10, 2017 - March 13, 2017

 
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Barcelona, Spain
March 13, 2017 - March 16, 2017

 
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Athens & Santorini, Greece
March 16, 2017 - March 20, 2017

 
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Berlin, Germany
March 20, 2017 - March 22, 2017

 
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Rome, Italy
March 22, 2017 - March 25, 2017

 
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London, United Kingdom
March 25, 2017 - March 26, 2017

 
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