Starting June 18th I ventured off to Europe on a 7-week-long backpacking trip, returning to Los Angeles on August 7th. Just a week later I traveled to Cape Code, Massachusetts on the 14th of August and returned to Los Angeles on the 20th. I’m now going to hop on a plane for Shanghai on the 22nd, hoping to return in December (depending on China’s visa policies).
As insanely excited as I am for Shanghai, I’m feeling the weight of hopping around so much. I’m very excited to be living in one place for at least a few weeks, especially since that place is Shanghai, a city that will be unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. I long for sleeping in the same bed night after night, showering in the same shower, and even spitting my toothpaste into the same sink.
I have an unexplanable appreciation for traveling, but the lesson I have learned now is that travel should perhaps be spaced accordingly. Otherwise moving and sleeping in different beds and adapting to different shelters takes a toll on you, rather, it has at least taken a toll on me.
Shanghai, I’m ready :).
Photo credit: here.