Sunday, September 5, 2010

Back in Hungary!

Sorry guys, I know I could have been a lot better about blogging over the past month....but it was my vacation so needless to say I didn't spend a lot of time on the computer! Thank you all for your well wishes, I truly appreciate it. I love getting responses from people because it means that people actually read this blog...and that I am not babbling to myself!

So in the end I spent 4 weeks in America and the last week of my vacation in Italy. Oh how I missed Italy!

I have mentioned before that I lived in Italy, and behind America it is the best place I've ever lived in. The language, the food, the people, the places are all beyond words. Needless to say I go back every chance I get, and the fact that I have people there that are my family in every sense of the word besides blood it's a no brainier that I go there frequently.

When not hanging out in the lovely village that I fell in love with and lived in previously we went to


I went with this lovely group of Italians...
We were only at the beach for one day, but in that time I got an amazing tan(!) but unfortunately the sun bleached my hair so my amazing dye job from America ruined as I am not almost blonde again! When we got back to I got to hang out with these little guys! Two years since I last saw them! I realized I missed them so much, and was glad that I was able to go and spend time with them also. These kids were the children I first au paired for way back when I was a naive 20 year old!

So Italy was amazing. It was worth the 30 hour journey, which was my own fault since I took the longest possible way. Now wanting to cancel my return ticket to Vienna, I went from Vienna to Bratislava, to Milan from the States. It was a long journey but the end results I couldn't ask for anything better, even if I did have to wear a ridiculous amount of clothes leaving Milan because the airline I flew with had a ridiculous luggage limit. (Tip! If you travel in Europe cheap airlines like Ryanair are great, if you don't take luggage. If you take luggage you pay the same amount as the plane ticket and they don't allow for you to take much. In Slovakia they don't weigh your carry-on, in Bergamo (Milan) they do!)

Blah so I managed to put on a few pounds while at home. Not good, but I'm not beating myself up over it. I realize I didn't let myself go, but did enjoy the occasional thing that wasn't great for me. I did so in moderation and for the most part I was conscious of what I was doing so do I feel guilty? Nope. I could beat myself up over it but at the end of the day my trip was fantastic and I left so happy that I'm not dwelling on the small stuff!

So as I am back in Hungary I have the horrible decision on how long to stay for.... Since I got my degree confirmation (and diploma!!!) while home I am officially a Criminology major. Which means I should do the responsible thing and go get a job in my field of study and not travel whimsically around Europe. I'm split about even on my decision, stay or go. Both have pros both have cons. What would you do?

And now that I'm back hopefully I'll be a more dutiful updater!


  1. I gave you an award on my blog! :-)

  2. Congratulations on completing your degree! Love all the pictures too. I say listen to your heart on the decision to leave =) Glad to see you back posting!

  3. It looks like you had a wonderful time on your vacation. Love your pictures. Missed your posts but I understand why you've been absent. I haven't been as diligent with my blog either. :)

    Congratulations on getting your degree! That's wonderful news. As for your decision to leave...I agree with Amelia. Follow your heart.