Mental relaxation day

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 @ 09:02 pm from Spain Spain
Day 167

After doing a bunch of walking, drinking, eating and sight seeing yesterday I decided to take today pretty easy. I went out in search of some souvenirs but two of the places I wanted to go to were both closed. I went back to the Zoco artists area and picked up a ceramic cooking spoon holder for myself (one of those you set the spoon on while cooking so it doesn't get sauce and junk all over your stovetop).

I got a few things from the grocery for lunch and dinner and then aside from a few little walks around the local area I've pretty much stayed in the hostel. I've watched some shows on my computer and answered some work emails.

I'm looking forward to tomorrow. We're meeting at 9:45am at the hostel and we'll do a couple hour hike to a hermitage of some sort, have lunch and then come back. The guy who helps run the hostel is leading the hike and says there are some really good views of the city from where we'll be.

At this time exactly one week from now I'll be touching down at the JFK airport before making the last leg of the trip back to Indy! It's crazy to think that I've been over here traveling around for nearly 6 months now. At certain times it's felt like time has gone slowly but at others it seems like it's gone by really fast. I feel like this last week in Spain is going to absolutely fly by.

Where this entry was written:

Blasket Island. #europetrip2013
Checkpoint Charlie with a McDonalds in the background. #berlin #europetrip2013
Turkish tea served with my durum doner at dinner. The tea was really good (and strong!) #europetrip2013
Mural in a shop in Pompeii. It shows the house gods including the god of commerce and the god of wine. #pompei #europetrip2013
Huge rose bouquet and memorial at the Alexandra Gardens. #cardiff #europetrip2013
Cardiff City Hall and National Museum. #europetrip2013 #cardiff
Where is The Doctor supposed to recharge the T.A.R.D.I.S. when there's a tiki themed play area above the rift? #cardiff #drwho #europetrip2013
Entry into the Medina (and the street my hotel is on). #morocco #tangier #europetrip2013
Enjoying some Italian wine out of a plastic cup on the old city walls in Lucca. #lucca #europetrip2013
Being jealous of my office for the afternoon is acceptable. #riomaggiore #europetrip2013 #work

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Where I've been:

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All the countries I visited on this trip (in yellow).

What's this about?

Traveling is something I've loved doing for as long as I can remember. I've been lucky enough to travel out of the US a few times but never longer than 2 weeks at a time. I decided that I should go see the world and experience all it has to offer. I booked a one-way ticket to Dublin, Ireland to depart on June 26, 2013. After I get to Europe I'll let serendipity take hold and see where I end up. No schedules and no itinerary… just go with the flow. That's as close to a plan as I'm making.

Who am I?

My name's Brandon O'Brien and I'm a travelholic. Before this journey I've been to 11 countries and put over 17,500 miles on various motorcycle trips through the USA and Canada. I'm a self-employed web developer so I'm fortunate enough to be able to work anywhere there's an internet connection. That's what truly made this experience possible.

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