Wednesday, January 2, 2013

From Bill Bryson, one of my all time favorite travel writers:

“But that's the glory of foreign travel, as far as I am concerned. I don't want to know what people are talking about. I can't think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again. You can't read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can't even reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.” 
―  Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe

I thought that I would completely agree with him, but I have to say, after 3 1/2 days, the excitement is wearing thin and a bit of frustration is setting in.  Can't wait to go off to see where the school is located and what the apartment I'll be staying in looks like. I really want to get started...

 More later on New Years celebrations, plus pictures!


  1. Patience!! You'll get there in no time I'm sure! Can't wait to see the pictures...

  2. Enjoying you adventure so far. Looking forward to your pictures and experiences.