Sunday, September 26, 2010

Travel Reflections

So what's up my little rose petals ?

Miss me ? My internet connection has been very sparse here, and I've been trying to get out and enjoy the Netherregions.... I mean Netherlands, so I have been a bad blog friend. But when I get back I will be sure to read your bloggies and tell you all how wonderful you are and leave witty and sarcastic remarks.

The Netherregions are so wet and unpredictable.

My trip is coming to an end soon, and I went through a lot during this trip. I really don't feel like I am living until I am out traveling, meeting people, making mistakes and getting my plans ruined. (There was a huge strike the day I left Paris, half of the transportation was shut down, traffic was crowded and 40% of the flights were cancelled)

Some things I did...................

I couch surfed in Paris (avoided paying any lodging costs) This needs a separate blog entry and I could go on and on about this one. But I did stay in beautiful apartments for free.

I am staying at a hostel in Amsterdam. This also requires a separate post. Luckily this hostel is decent, but still, it is an experience. Thank God I have shower shoes, and praise Jesus I had the good sense to bring a towel.

I made friends in each country. I met the nicest guy ever in the legal field in Paris and he is now my FBFF (French Best Friend Forever). Then I met a guy from my area in California who is moving to Amsterdam. Through these guys I feel that I was able to get an insight into French and Dutch cultures.

I visited the Eiffel Tower and met a guy while we were snapping our cameras and we ended up touring the city together. So if you see me posing questionably with statues, it was because he was there to snap the pictures.

I took suggestive pictures with statues, signs and advertisements, something I always love to do in a foreign country.

I ate a lot of French food. I tried Beef Tartare ( raw ground beef with a raw egg on top) and I loved it with a glass of red wine. I would never eat this on my own in the US and I don't usually enjoy red wine.

I have had some unmentionable experiences that I won't mention because some are super freaking embarrassing, some are outright awkward and the rest are private.

By the time my vacation is over, I will have used up all of my vacation time for this year, and I will have to wait until next year for the next destination.

Anywhooters, off to think about sleeping.

Besitos !


PorkStar said...

beef with an egg on top? I thought it was the other way around, the eggs and the beef on top. I might be mistaken, i dont know anymore.

Anyhow, i see you have been teaching the art of perversion to the lovely French culture. I couldnt be more proud.

Big Mark 243 said...

I am glad that you are enjoying yourself... man, I wish that I had done more in my days of exploring the wild frontiers...

In Amsterdam, I kept getting asked if I needed hashish(sp) and steered to 'the ville' where the red light distric was... does any of that happen to you??

We keed!! BTW, love the pic at the top of your page... it is so dramactic.

Charlene said...

A woman should always have some memories she must take to her grave so brava to the private things!!!

* Ashleigh * said...

I can't wait to hear all your stories! Miss you mucho!

Riot Kitty said...

Glad things got better! Eggs and beef? Vegan heaven, eh? :)

LL Cool Joe said...

I just knew things would work out!

Danielle said...

Soooo glad things are beter! Can't wait to hear about all of it and see some pics.

H said...

You have to try the french fries drowning in mayonaise in Holland, I miss it so.

Choleesa said...

Oh Senorita, you have no idea how much I envy you. I see your pictures, and I am jealous, I would never have the balls to jump out of an airplain, the hips to belly dance, or the funds and time to travel the world. Good for you!! These are all experiences that the rest of us envy.