On the 17th of July (over a month ago!!) Candace and I said goodbye in the Istanbul airport as she boarded a plane to Milan and I flew back to Amsterdam. Candace volunteered for the week in Lecco, helping with the Junior World Championships and I met up with Thomas in A'dam so the two of us could drive down to Lecco together. Before leaving, we went out with his friends and cruised around the canals in one of their boats...one of my favorite things I've done so far, the city is beautiful from the water and it only gets better at night. We got to swim once we were in the open river and had drinks and dinner at this hip place on the water. That, with a little bit of riding around on the back of Thomas' bike was it for Amsterdam, short and sweet. The next morning we loaded up about half of Thomas' flat and were off to Brussels!
I'm meeting them in Athens on the 25th!! Were spending a couple days in the city and then are off to explore some of the islands....I really really can't wait! Ive gone longer without seeing them but have never missed them so much :-)
I know I haven't blogged in a lonnnnggg time...I've been bouncing around since Istanbul and enjoying every second of it. Since I last gave an update I've...
been back to Amsterdam, driven to Brussels, spent a couple nights sleeping in a wine cellar in Paris, stayed in Grenoble and hiked around the alps, seen Geneva, Milano and Lake Como, and have lived in a shipping container for two weeks+ in Lecco. Ive also spent the past three nights camping in Portofino and Cinque Terre, have done actual laundry for the first time in 3 months, and finally ran out of the travel sized shampoo I've had since leaving. Its been an eventful past few weeks that's for sure.
I volunteered for the World Ultimate Club Champiomships (WUCC) while in Lecco, and am traveling with some of my new ulti friends now. After cinque terre its off to Tuscany and Pisa and Florence. I'm planning on doing Rome and Venice too while I'm here and then its off to Greece to see my parents!!
I'm going to trt to put up actual posts on my travels asap...have to take advantage of WiFi while I have it!