I’m Back with a Surprise

Hey!

How is it going? Good? Well, I’m glad to hear that. I have not been writing in my blog very frequently due to life and such. This time around I want to make more of an effort to get back to blogging more. As it is something I enjoy very much.

These past few months have had many ups and downs, it has been crazy. Since graduating college in May well you could say things didn’t go as planned. That is alright though because I learned that everything happens for a reason, some things are not meant to work out.

It is especially difficult as my pursuit is unlike others whom hold the american dream dear to their heart. That is not my ideal life. My journey has been interesting one could say and some call me crazy but that is okay. My dreams are my dreams and I refuse to let others opinions change what I want. Other people will always have something to say no matter what you do. That is why I just don’t care what others think because in reality they are just unfulfilled with their own lives.

The year 2016 has ultimately been like getting hit by a plane but yet one of my best years at the same time. I traveled to places I would have never imagined in my wildest dreams. I once stood looking over an Island in Croatia and that’s where I promised myself to always follow my dreams and travel the world. I am thankful for everything because in the end it was a huge learning experience for me.

Just know if you’re a recent college graduate you may be confused and lost but don’t worry I have been there and you will figure it out. All in time my friend.

Stay tuned: I will be having a surprise for everyone 

Below: Images from my time in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Instagram: adayofalanna 

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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


Enchanted 

Hello lovely people! 

What have I been up to? Other than eating a lot of tacos, frijoles, carne asada, eggs, pastel, and surprisingly eat a large amount of cereal, not much. On Friday we went to Coyoacán and went running. Today, we went to some lovely canals in the town I’m not even going to say; otherwise I’ll butcher it. Here you ride down the canal in a very colorful boat. Families, couples, and young people getting plastered. Mariachis and vendors also pass by. What I was really thinking is how those drunk people get off of the boat? You have to walk across multiple boats to get off. I would probably fall in but hey maybe they are more skilled who knows. Hahah. Here in this town it was so packed! And a large amount of garbage. I did really enjoy the boat ride it was very relaxing. 

Tomorrow we are going hiking to see another pyramid. And I should probably sleep but who does that? One thing some men here in Mexico are very handsome. The issue is many are very short. Ohh I forgot the other day I tried a taco with cow tongue, you know wasn’t my favorite. Well good night!