3/24/17 – (a few days late but we were without service in the woods lol post to come)
Today marks a week from the beginning of a trip that I never could have imagined I would be on. Three years ago I left to be an English teacher in Thailand and then continued on to be an Aupair in Italy and Ireland. I am so thankful for that trip because it truly opened my eyes to the travelers’ culture, but I knew that I wanted to do another trip where I wouldn’t have to work the whole time. While traveling on weekends during my last trip I would meet really cool people who would say “oh, we are going on to this place why don’t you come with??” And I would have to explain that I had a job to go back to on Monday. I was just craving to travel with that kind of freedom.
The second I got back home from Ireland, I started saving for my next trip. I saved for about a year while working a serving job in a restaurant, but the closer I got to my traveling date, the more I wanted to work. Fast forward to two weeks before I was leaving for my current trip, and I’m working around 60-70 hours a week at THREE serving jobs, and babysitting on the side. When you work at 3 restaurants your grocery bill is pretty much non-existent, I was spending hardly any money going out because I never had time, and I was never tempted to shop for any new clothes because I was always in a work uniform anyways lol.
Now we are a week into our trip and GOOD LORD I HAVEN’T WORKED IN 7 DAYS WHAT IS THIS. Feels absolutely amazing and we are having the time of our life. So far we have been across northern Italy to Milan, Brescia, Venice, and Trieste. Now we are on our way to Slovenia for a few days in Ljubljana and Bled before we head down to Croatia for a one week yacht job that we found on workaway.info. A YACHT JOB. lol seriously though what is my life? Of course I will make a post about it later so that you will all see how terrible traveling is and be so thankful for your little office cubicles. And to give you a little preview so far this week in Italy we have:
- Been to the second biggest wine cellar in Italy.
- Found a pond full of flamingos in the middle of Milan.
- Raced down the road in an Alfa Romeo with a man wearing a fancy suit and a fedora.
- Stay with a one armed sailor who brought us all around Venice on his boat.
- Had a life changing brie and prosciutto piadina in Trieste.
- Drank a bottle of wine sitting on top of a castle in the pouring rain watching a huge lightening storm.
- Finish beers over looking the roof tops of Ljubljana.