farewell in chania

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This will be the last of my month-long reminiscing, I promise. But it’s hard to believe that it’s nearly been one month since I was in Europe. I remember everything so clearly, like it happened yesterday. I still talk about it like it was yesterday. I think memories and experiences like this stick with you for a while. I told myself I would leave a part of myself in Crete and come back knowing that I would never be the same again. I loved who I was out there. Care free, laid-back, adventurous, living simply, and having little worries. And traveling with three friends who carry the same spirit.

After we finished our time in Agios Pavlos, we spent the last couple of days in Chania. It was a drastic transition going from a remote ‘town’ to being in the busy hub of Crete. We went from empty beaches and roaming hills to endless buildings and concrete. I think what I missed the most was falling asleep to the sound of the ocean. I’m not much of a city person. But wandering around an unknown city with the girls was great. We stayed at another hostel, enjoyed a late night dinner in Old Town, went to the local market, and shopped along the pier.

From Chania the three of us few to Rome. I was only there for a few short hours, but I still like saying I was there. Haha… It was in Rome that I had to say farewell to my three friends. They continued to backpack and I had a ticket back to my normal life. [geez, that sounds a little depressing] But this overall adventure was one of the best times of my life. Seeing the world is so incredibly humbling and rewarding. I can’t wait for the next adventure. I can’t wait to see the world again.

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