Winter is Coming
Posted by Tabitha Yeasley
We've come a long way since Adelboden. We've each had our fair share of break downs and inspired moments, small personal triumphs and failures, and covered miles and miles (or kilometers) in between. Traveling like this is a series of losing yourself, remembering who you want to be, who you're not, and finding yourself again - in the mountains, in a cityscape, or more often than not, in each other.
And boy, have we grown. We have covered a lot of ground in our little Peugeot and on our tired feet. But we're not done yet. In some ways, it feels like we're just getting started. Little renewals like that are so neccessary. Daily reminders to treat each day and each other with respect and acknowledgment. To live and to love intently. Waking up in a better mood than yesterday, coming back together again after time apart, getting a workout or a nap in and realizing that everything is going to be just fine. No, better than fine.
We traveled from Switzerland to Germany. We toured some castles on our way to The Netherlands. We visited an old friend of mine in Eindhoven, then spent some time eating our way through Amsterdam and meeting with one of our sponsors, Hi-Tec. Then we drove eternally east to Berlin. We realized hostels can be hard, especially with a bad attitude. But Berlin bike rides are beautiful, and the history of the city is fascinating. We headed down to Prague, a city with beer and food as delicious and cheap as the people are harsh. And Budapest. Oh, how we loved Budapest. We stayed there a full week and fell a little more in love. With the city, and with each other.
And this last leg of our trip has been so intriguing. While social media told us that America had gone crazy, one magical day in snowy Sarajevo taught us a lot about Bosnian culture, and that we could probably live on Cevapi if we had to. Montenegro is a beautiful gem of natural wonder that you're rewarded with after surviving the dodgy roads leading you down south into the Balkans. Kotor Bay stole another piece of our hearts, and the sunset over the Adriatic Sea in Dubrovnik is currently #winning.
We're stalling here, biding our time out of the cold and the Schengen Zone so we can hit the last half of our Visa in the EU with full force. We have more videos and memories to make, and more to learn about ourselves, and each other. At the end of the day, it's all been a lesson in letting go of who the world tried to make us into and becoming who we want to be. We are dreamers, believers that the best is yet to come. Winter is coming, but only for a while. Besides, you can always head South.