LIFESTLYE, TRAVEL

A Bump in the Road

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First off, thank you for your continued support whilst we’re on vacation.

As summer is coming to an end, I’d like to reflect and conclude on whats been going on. Not exaggerating, I had one of the best summer in my life. It was a summer filled with love, history, family, friendships, adventures, and memories. Sometimes it’s the little things that make us happy, but we often overlook those things and moments.

When I was planning this year’s summer vacations, I didn’t have any expectation of how it’d turn out, never had I thought I’d have the time of my life. I know it sounds strange, but sometimes traveling can be both exciting and exhausting. That’s why they say you need a vacation after a vacation 😀 Don’t get me wrong, I’m beyond grateful to have the opportunities to travel, but there are challenges that one may also counter while traveling. For example, our flight to Frankfurt from NYC got cancelled, thus we missed our connecting flight to Naples, so we had to purchase new tickets to another destination in Europe and somehow get us to Naples since there wasn’t any direct flight. Consequently we still had to pay for the hotel for the nights we booked and only ended up staying for one night (the hotel owner was so kind that he only asked us to pay for two nights.) We were mentally drained as we only had 4 hours of sleep for two days in a row. Trust me, drama didn’t stop there.

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Long story short since the flight cancellation we thought we were off to a bad start. However, we ended up having the best time of our lives. We flew to London instead of Frankfurt, and spent a day there sightseeing. It was my husband’s first time there so it was extra special for him. We had a really good time, and we are planning to go backing December. The next morning we flew to Naples and everything went smoothly from there.

Sometimes it’s the challenges that made us appreciate the outcome. Looking back, those bumps in the road are our stories to tell. This instance also reminded us to not take things for granted. During the trip we were so appreciative when little things went well, for example, when the Ryan Air flight we took to Porto from Rome wasn’t delayed and landed on time, we were so grateful for it. Another thing I’d learnt is to focus on the positive in every situation.

Have a beautiful Autumn!

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