We have arrived at the final countdown to my departure. The next few days will be the last I spend in the US this year as I leave for Spain and Morocco in less than a week. The continuous cycle of hurry up and wait, so pervasive in any travel experience, has already begun to make itself felt.
My bags are (mostly) packed, plane tickets and reservations are in order, and I’m looking forward to exploring Madrid before meeting my study abroad group in Granada, Spain for orientation. All that’s left is to finish my engagements this week (which somehow seem to have become both extremely busy and full of time with nothing to do) and double-check (aka. finish or perhaps re-do) my packing job.
- Clothes? – check
- Toilet paper? – check
- Diarrhea-preventing medicine (and antibiotics)? – check
- [Fake] Wedding Band? – check
- Scarves? – check
Yep, I think I’m ready.
Since my farewell dinner party took place last Saturday, my imminent departure suddenly feels much closer and much more real. However, there is not really anything left to do to prepare. So, here I am, starting the final countdown. There are now 6 days left until I leave, 7 until I arrive in Spain and the great adventure begins. Europe and Africa here I come!