Laptop stolen today

Sunday, December 15, 2013 @ 09:40 pm from Spain Spain
Day 172

I'm writing this post from my phone because some time between 2:25pm and 6:15pm today my laptop was stolen from the locker in my hostel room. I noticed the door was a little weird today but didn't think anything of it.

I spent the morning checking out free museums and got back to the hostel around 1 this afternoon. I was using my computer until I left just before 2:30 to check out the Reina Sofia and Prado museums, both of which were free this afternoon. I got back around 6:15 and went to get my computer from my locker. I thought maybe I was losing my mind and already took it out. I checked everywhere and found my bag of cables kicked under the bed. The laptop adapter was missing from it.

I told the office and there wasn't really anything they could do. We know who it was but the person is long gone by now. I spent a while changing all my passwords so at least I should be safe that way. All my photos were backed up to Google, although not in full resolution.

I really don't like this place but its too late to change plans tonight. I booked a hotel at the airport for tomorrow night. I already had a strong dislike for Madrid before this happened. This just put the icing on the cake for me.

On the bright side, my passport wasn't taken and I had my camera and phone with me. I guess I'll be keeping an eye out for after Christmas laptop deals now.

Where this entry was written:

Ominous looking clouds in Llanberis. Its supposed to clear up for my hike tomorrow. #llanberis #europetrip2013
Top of the Pantheon. #rome #europetrip2013
Brighton Wheel at night. #brighton #europetrip2013
#florence #europetrip2013
Eiffel tower at dusk. #paris #europetrip2013
Santa Croce. #florence #europetrip2013
Dublin to Edinburgh on a puddle jumper! #europetrip2013
The wine from one week in Paris. 11 bottles (one was drunk and trashed at the Eiffel tower). #paris #wine #europetrip2013
View of the Seville cathedral from La Banda Rooftop Hostel. #seville #spain #europetrip2013
Super Stroopwafel! #amsterdam #europetrip2013

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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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