European April

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!

  
Stay tuned for more #EuropeanApril

6 thoughts on “European April

  1. brittabottle March 31, 2016 / 7:40 am

    Cant wait to see all of your pictures, Amelia! It will definitely be a wonderful experience. After my two weeks in Europe, which I just finished up a couple days ago, I am eager to go back someday and see more. For now, I’m finishing up my last few weeks of traveling around Thailand and I can hardly believe it–where has the time gone? Looking forward to getting home, but trying to enjoy these last few weeks of travel as best as possible. I know I’ll miss it when it’s over. Catch ya Stateside soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Amelia March 31, 2016 / 3:27 pm

      I’ve been so out of the blogging loop that I didn’t realize you were also in Europe, Britta! I’ll have to go back and catch up on your posts. Are you done teaching in Thailand or are you just traveling?

      • brittabottle April 1, 2016 / 12:40 am

        I haven’t actually been posting much on WordPress. I’ve been busy traveling. ๐Ÿ™‚ I plan to catch up on all of my experiences and thoughts from the past few months when I’m home. I’m done teaching! Was done at the beginning of March and now I’m just traveling.

      • Amelia April 1, 2016 / 5:09 am

        Traveling certainly is exhausting. It’s so hard to write when you’re going from one place to another. I’m definitely putting all my writing about the past few months at L’Abri on hold till I’m home as well. Happy travels!

  2. tk1208 March 31, 2016 / 5:32 pm

    Beautiful! I’m following to see how this trip goes for you ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Amelia April 1, 2016 / 5:08 am

      Thanks for following! It should be a fun adventure.

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