Croatia🌴

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

Hot Tamale 

I almost died today….

Okay not really. I felt like I was going to though. Today I climbed my first mountain in Tepoztlan, Mexico. It was one of the most difficult things I have done. But I was very proud when I got to the top because a part of me wanted to give up, but I didn’t. And you know it was all worth it. On top of the mountain you will find a pyramid which is pretty awesome. I proceeded to sit on top of the pyramid which over looks the whole city. 

I made the conclusion that people are so into their technology taking selfies and trying to take the perfect picture they don’t stop and really take in the true beauty. I believe a photo will never justify the true beauty of what you’re actually seeing in person. So, I sat there looking at the small city below and thought how beautiful this is and how blessed I am. I felt at peace and really happy I couldn’t help but smile. This experience here and in Mexico is something I will never forget. 

Alanna❤️