America the home of the free…

Hello ladies and gentlemen! 

Wow how is everyone?! Great I hope! I am now back home in the United States. It has been almost one week home and I am more ready then ever to go back on my adventure. However, we all know that’s not how life flows. Of course I have to go get a job and work for a while then back on the road I go! Here is some photos from my trip. Also, if you’re reading this comment if you want me to write about anything more specific. Places, food, tacos jk, just let me know! 


My life is a movie? 

Only 2 days left before I return home. It’s crazy how fast time goes. Summer is almost over and soon I’ll have to start my real adult life. I still cant believe I graduated college and will not be returning. 

Lately, I have been thinking a lot of what we humans are really capable of which is anything. We can learn to adapt to so many different things it’s amazing. When people say that what you wanna do is impossible, it is possible. When you know what you want you will do anything to get there, even if that involves momentarily discomfort. I am very excited to begin this new chapter in my life. I want to learn how to speak different languages, meet new friends,achieve my traveling dream etc. I know this new chapter means I will win some and loose some. I will loose friends, meet new ones, find bad ones, but eventually find those who are great for me. I hope to be more involved with my family and be great full for all I have. 

Ending note..go to Croatia it is the most beautiful country I have ever been to! I really love Split and Dubrovnik has very great islands and history. Budapest is also one of my favorites it’s a hidden gem! Sometimes this all seems like a dream and it is unbelievable! I am so happy I did this I will never forget. 

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Today is July 16th, 

My trip is almost over but I am ready to return home and begin my new life. I found backpacking is quite the experience but I more enjoy staying in one place at a time for a certain time period. I am excited to go home and eat loads of ketchup and drive a car yet again. Plus not being lost all the time lol. 

What have I learned from backpacking? I learned that anything in life is possible if you want it enough. Dreams only come true if you make them. People always say o my gosh you’re so lucky to go there and there. However, traveling is not always cake and ice cream. There is difficulties such as being lost, not being able to find your hostel, not knowing what the hell people are saying, missing your flight, paying extra fees or hidden fees. I find now through most situations i just stay very calm and accept the fact that it’s happening, as long as I tried there is no more I can do. You must accept the things you cannot change. 

On another note, traveling is a lesson and a great experience. I have now seen some very beautiful places that not many people see. I am blessed as not everyone has this opportunity. I have met great people from all walks of life and made some great memories. I also learned how much I take things for granted when I don’t have it. I have only about 100 dollars left and its interesting trying to make it all work. Though it would be nice to just to go straight back to Mexico or Barcelona to live, I can’t. Unfortunately, in life you have to work for what you want. I have hopes of moving to one of these places in the near future. Just know anything is possible. Money is important but it doesn’t need to determine your happiness. 

Service announcement if you have not yet been to Croatia, GO!!!!

Xoxo, 

Alanna

Buda-pest

Whats up everyone?! 

The last two weeks have been so busy. My traveling here has been a great experience and has opened my eyes to many things. There is so much to say I feel I can’t write it all. 

Now, Iam in Budapest and it is very beautiful here. It has a large mixture of modern and old. The weather is hot but it feels very nice. They have really good gelato here and we went to a shop where they shape your ice cream cone like a flower. Tonight, we are going to a spa party so I will see how that goes. 

My traveling has showed me many things. For instance how to have more patience and go with the flow. The other day in London we missed our flight as we thought we would make it in time by bus. Turns out the bus takes two times longer to get there. We had to pay about 90 dollars to have our flight switched over. That day was a huge mess but it’s okay cause I made it here to Budapest. 

London was good. It had some nice attractions but I think people talk it up a lot. The best moments were the unplanned and getting lost. Plus going to the wrong abbey road lol. I have to get ready now hope everyone is staying true to their dreams and working hard to make them come true. Xoxo. 

-Alanna

Barcelona 

Hola como estas..?

Barcelona…how is it? It’s wonderful really..it is so beautiful here. I would love to live here. Yesterday I met up with my best friend! She was getting hit on already just sitting at the park lol. Also, it is so hot here compared to Amsterdam. 

We then went to the beach which was extravagant! It took us a while to get there but it was nice. We then ate dinner which I ate a burger with an egg, it was pretty good. And we drank sangria and it was so gooodd. I was surprised it tasted really good but was so strong. 

It’s almost 5 here and I am going to the beach soon! So excited! Talk soon. 


Amsterdam xxx

It’s currently 2:50 am and Iam sitting at Starbucks inside the Amsterdam airport. In a few hours Iam going to Barcelona. Btw Starbucks here has way better flavors just saying. 

Let’s talk about the trip so far. On late Saturday I went to the airport at about 3am. I left Mexico and got to Fort Lauderdale at about 9am. I then sat at that airport until 10pm. Ya I know crazy long time. Then I flew and got to Copenhagen at about one. Then finally arrived to Amsterdam around 6pm. It felt like the longest trip of my life. I had met a girl from England on the way to my hostel she was hilarious. She actually came with me to help find my hostel. Which we laughed when I found my hostel was in the red light district. 

My first night I met two girls from Denmark.  We went out and walked through the red light district. It was pretty awesome and full of life and activity. Here there is many coffee shops, food, tattoos, and whatever possible. The streets were packed like walking through Times Square but only through a more narrow road. I found a shop only dedicated to ducks and cows lol. There is also many cheese shops and it tastes so wonderful here. 

The second day. I actually met a girl from Houston and she gave me some travel tips. I then went on a free tour of the city. After I ate some popular Dutch food. Which was good I love there things that look like waffle cookies haha. The supermarkets here have some really delicious food and it’s incredibly cheap. I tried this chocolate with Oreos and it was so good!!! I also then went to the ice bar. This was cool they gave you some free drinks and you could freeze for a bit. We then went looking for this bar and on the way it started raining. We then got lost and I was drenched, when we finally found it the line was so long! 

Today, I woke up and had to hurry and check out of the hostel. Which I recommend if you ever stay in Amsterdam go to the youth hostel meeting point. It’s a great place to stay and good beds. After checking out I was supposed to go to a canal tour. I was going then I got lost lol. I said f it and ventured to find the Amsterdam sign. And vondal park I believe it’s called. I  really love that park it’s so soothing. I sat there and ate bread while looking over a pond. 

The architecture is amazing in Amsterdam. You will see some houses lean forwards or some are just leaning. If they lean forward it was done on purpose to help get things through the window. If sunk and leaning that just means to much moisture happened beneath. I will be back on Monday. I can say this has been amazing and still hard to believe it’s actually happening. Much love! 

– Alanna


Here It Goes

Hey all!

I cannot believe tomorrow I will be leaving for my trip to Mexico then Europe. Really it still feels unreal. I have been pretty stressed out today trying to figure everything out and book all my hostels and so much more. Don’t get me wrong traveling is a blessing but can be kind of stressful. People always think its just butterflies and roses all the time. However, I am so happy and blessed to have this once in a lifetime opportunity! This will be the first time in my life I will meet my other side of the family! Also, I graduated college almost a week ago! Life is great! Always remember to see how blessed you really are! And be thankful of those who support you through thick and thin! Ill try and post more soon!

-Alanna

To London We Go

Happy Friday All,

Good news……I am going to London! One of the places I have always wanted to go. It is truly unbelievable, I don’t think any of this will hit me until I get on the plane. Just a small town girl living her wildest dreams. Just a friendly reminder that no matter what, if you want it go get it. Much love!

-Alanna

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