Especially for many of us travelers, it can be difficult to find accommodation in a new city or country. Hotels might be ridiculously expensive or hostels just don’t exist (particularly in small towns). It’s not just a matter of getting to your destination safely, but also having a roof over your head for the night (and no, that doesn’t mean sleeping in the train station!).
When it comes to traveling alone, my *humble* beginnings as a solo traveler didn’t actually start until I was a full-fledged adult: it was my summer studying abroad in Paris during university that I experienced a newfound freedom, outside my parent’s supervision, to explore Paris and see so much of it: touristy and off-the-beaten-path alike. Fast-forward a year later when I started my first year as an assistante in Normandy, and that was when I made countless solo trips to a whopping fifteen countries– since then, I live for travel.
Now, it was around this time last year that I published my bucket list of places to visit while in Europe. From the up-most north of Iceland to as far east as Turkey, I had many aspirations for seeing some of these miraculous places on the continent.
As of this past Wednesday, October 18th, I hit 500 follows on WordPress! Considering that it’s been about nine months since reaching 200 follows, it’s amazing to see how quickly the numbers have doubled (and then some). Really, I can’t believe it.
Much has changed since the beginning of this year– from my second year as an assistante to my now-current job as a lectrice d’anglais, it’s hard to imagine that I’ve managed to get to where I am now, as an English teacher in France for the third year in a row. In the meantime, it’s great to continue to have the opportunity to travel to more places out there in the world, let alone telling about them on this blog. From Poland to Morocco to the U.S. Pacific Northwest, there was a lot to be seen so far this year.
I can’t thank all of you enough for your support on this blog– your readership, your comments, and your own excellent blogs make for such an interesting and stimulating community, and I always look forward to learning about your experiences traveling or working abroad, as well as offering my own stories in return. Here’s to more adventures coming soon, and perhaps the next 500 follows on WordPress!