Adios Seville

I left Seville this morning and headed to the airport to catch a plane to Barcelona. Rain was coming down pretty hard. Perhaps Seville was sad to see me go. I was not expecting to be this shaken up about leaving, but I guess it is to be expected. The last 4 months were spent living in a new city with a new family, making new friends, meeting a nice girl, and overall experiencing a completely different way of life. In such a short period of time, my Spanish language skills have improved immensely, I have found myself capable of being able to survive various challenges, and I have changed my opinions on how I wish to approach certain elements of life in the future.


I spent 2010 traveling to many places. I went to Costa Rica, Panama, Japan, Spain, Portugal, France, and Morocco. As my grandmother so wisely said, there is no greater education than travel. I now know firsthand that this is so true. I was able to witness viewpoints and ways of life very different than my own. I also spent time out of my comfort zone, which made me more confident and helped me grow as a person. It is difficult to articulate how amazing each journey has been.


However, while I am fortunate for every second that was spent throughout these past experiences, I believe I am now ready to tackle the real world. For a while I had been unsure of what direction I wanted my life to take. My travels have been a sort of escape from reality, giving me the opportunity to sort things out in my head. I think everyone needs to make an effort to travel for some period of their life. It really helps put things in perspective.

It was nice meeting my friend Samir in Barcelona. After dropping my things off in my hostel, we set off to see some various sites around Barcelona. Unfortunately, my camera broke, so I was unable to take pictures. While I did take some with my friend’s camera, his camera will not transfer the photos to a computer. It seems that Barcelona is being shy.


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