There were days I cried, days I fell ill, days I felt, "I pushed myself way too far this time". There are days when I got cranky as hell for just being tired and hungry or got seriously depressed ... oh for the same reason!
But as the saying goes, never give up. So I didn't. I pushed myself and pushed myself and pushed myself even further. I believe our elasticity can be compared to a rubber band, the only difference is... if we rest a bit and plan a bit more when the tension starts to build up, we divert that tension to strengthen our core. Then like a kid, as if the tension didn't happen, we stretch our reality even more, bordering it into a dream and fantasy.
And the birth of multiple travel bug bites happened. I got totally infected by it and 7 months from its inception, I don't think I'm close to getting cured.
By January this year, the first trip's ticket and accommodation were paid for. Every month, during pay day, I enjoyed seeing my personal account full to the brim, just like a full figured woman who has just eaten a feast. Her bosoms spilling over, her waist a bit wider, she looked a little heavy but a lot happy. Then like having a food disorder, the same account gets depleted massively and without mercy as I settle payments and secure bookings every 2nd day of each month to be exact.
Like a child, I enjoyed ticking the boxes and colouring cells as I settle scores. Seeing how my "to pay for" cell gets smaller and smaller and smaller. What joy!
Two months, I look forward to each late night studying the best places to see, the free places to see, the food we can try, connecting flights, hotels versus houses, if it's a possible scenario, I would have considered it.
Seven months down the line from that fine (and boring) day, Prague trip became a trip to 9 different cities spanning across Europe and the Americas. Bidding adieu to work every other month takes convincing management with a magical potion. Researching and projecting possible public holidays takes some awesome instincts.
I am super proud to say that whatever happens next in these trips, they were laid out so beautifully by moi,,, It is all my hard work, missing out on weekends consecutively with the worst recorded history to be 3-weekend gig. Working for 26 days straight was not joy but it's a job that has to be done.
I am not delusional. Something is bound to get screwed up sooner or later. But traveling is an adventure so I can just easily blame it on that :P
Join us in our adventure as a family, wander with us as we explore places we have never ever seen before, eat dishes we have never tried before or sample authentic ones we didn't know existed.
Get to know our journey, tour companies who assisted us, restaurants we have tried, hotels we stayed at or houses we rented.
I am beyond excited! Four days to go and we will get to see Prague and its old world beauty.