on the go

While I know it may seem like traveling is exotic and all, I can assure you this is not usually the case. There are so many factors to contend with, most of them being way out of our control. Weather, flight connections, delays, turbulence, crazy taxi drivers, just to name a few. While touring around Brazil, it was a bit of a whirlwind. Every other day was a "travel/free day", but really more like a travel/work/try and get to the next city in one piece day, considering all the flights were connections, except for the last stop to Sao Paulo. Here it is by the numbers:

  • 13 days
  • 12 flights
  • 5 cities
  • 4 hotels, 1 house
  • 1 amazing but pretty exhausting trip

Attempting to enjoy every part of the adventure is a philosophy I have adopted. It's trying at times, but the only way to wholeheartedly embrace every bit of the journey. With long layovers, I was able to get a little creative with the self timer, finish The Affair, and load photos onto my laptop. Traveling is one of the biggest practices in patience. Snapped some pictures along the way.All tray tables should have a handy hole for the cup to fit comfortably in.Of course I feel blessed for these wonderful opportunities. Grateful not only for the wonderful places I get to quickly visit, but really it's all about the amazing people I meet along the way. It almost makes me forget that my fantastic travel companion/translator, Rommel and I almost died in one of the craziest cab rides ever.

“Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.” – Paul Theroux