In September and October, 2016, I spent six weeks backpacking through parts of Europe. Before I went, I watched several YouTube videos of people packing their bags — or simply describing what bags they were taking on similar. Boring but practical, I guess. This is my spin on the subject, so sit back, relax, and watch me be creative, not by packing, but by unpacking from my trip. To give you time to go to the kitchen, or bathroom, I edited it into two parts.
While the trip lasted exactly six weeks, I spend about 92 hours on planes, buses, trains, and cars (not counting local metros, trams, taxis, Ubers, etc.). I slept in 16 cities, stayed in a friend’s apartment, a cousin’s apartment, an AirBnB, a guesthouse, four hotels, and eight hostels. I don’t know how far I walked, but I ate very well, and still lost 21 lbs.
When I would tell people about my plans, they would often ask if I was going alone. I assured them that I was confident that there would already be people in Europe 🙂 and I was right. Over the course of my journey, I saw a cousin, and two old friends, hung out with two people that I met online, just before the trip, but also met seven Facebook friends that I’d communicated with, sometimes for a couple of years. There were several others that I wanted to see, but just wasn’t able to get to their cities, this trip.
OK, do you have your popcorn? Here are the movies!!! Photos to follow over the next few weeks.