Once again, I find myself beginning a journey.
Leaving L’Abri yesterday morning nearly broke my heart. I don’t feel up to writing about it at the moment… partially because it’s still so raw. Also, I stepped straight into another adventure and haven’t had time to process everything.
So how about we talk about my travel plans? You see, for the month of April, Keep Your Feet is becoming a travel blog as I make my way across Europe.
I’ve been waiting my whole life for this trip. Yes, I travelled as much as I could during my semester abroad two and a half years ago. This is different, though. I have no school holding me back. In fact, I have nothing holding me back! It’s just me, my backpack, and a small carry-on with wheels for the next month.
My itinerary is PACKED. I’m spending approximately a week in Scotland, Holland, Germany, Austria, and four days in the Czech-Republic. When I head back to America on April 29, I’m going to be two things: broke and exhausted. It’s going to be worth it.
Technically, my journey began last night. I’m currently located in the village of Portree on the Isle of Skye in the Scottish Highlands. Last night, I caught a bus from London to Edinburgh… which almost was a terrible idea. The bus was supposed to get to Edinburgh at 6:30 AM. Due to a series of delays, it actually got there at 8:40 AM–ten minutes AFTER my bus tour was scheduled to leave. Thankfully, I’ve been to Edinburgh before, knew my way around, and was able to catch my tour.
Although I’m physically and emotionally exhausted from leaving L’Abri, I’m already having a marvelous time. After spending three months surrounded by people, it’s nice to be independent again. It’s also nice to have Internet! The Highlands are absolutely stunning. I’ve recognized several stops from my last time through, but there have been many unexpected surprises–such as a photo-op at Eilean Castle. I get to tour it on Friday, so this is just a sneak peak!