my workmate has been bugging me to take a trip abroad with her, and is amazed that I have never been off the east coast of the US. aside from the fact that she is, obviously, a woman, and that means different arrangements would be necessary in my book, it's gotten me thinking about how much I have probably missed living a paycheck to paycheck existence for so long.
now I think have the means to take a trip, having gotten a degree and a new job, as long as it's not extravagant. not sure it's going to be with her (it's just a bit weird, though she's a cool gal). in fact, I'm pretty sure it's not. but suddenly I am dreaming about taking a trip to Europe, and maybe doing a mini bike tour. I have a friend in Lisbon who I know online through her artwork and my music that I've known for a couple of years who has invited me to stay there for a few days if I'd like. (and if her boyfriend doesn't mind!) meeting her would be great, and her boyfriend who is also a guitarist and shares similar music interests. I could see her artwork, and collect a pastel she made of me from a photo! (how cool is that?) maybe from there I could bike and tent through Portugal and Spain or something. I don't know, I'm a total babe in the woods over here!
I'd love to know about anyone's travel experiences, especially in Europe and especially if they involve biking. anyone?