4. Go ahead and spend
Go ahead and stuff yourself with the fanciest food, shop for your favorite brands as it’s cheaper in Europe, pay for that expensive museum. Go ahead and spend. STOP FEELING GUILTY BECAUSE IT’S YOUR MONEY. I used to spend only a little portion of my money per day in Europe because I feel guilty spending and I kept on thinking that it will be better if I just send this money to my family. I am very fortunate that my family told me to just enjoy my vacation and spend whatever I can spend. This is your vacation and you worked so hard to earn money just to afford this so go ahead and spend your money on this food with flowers. Hahaha, this is my friend’s food, though. I just took a photo because it looks cute!
5. You have to remove toxic people in your life
I have lost a lot of friends because of this Eurotrip. Some people just can’t seem to be happy with other people’s success and I can’t be friends with those kind. I have just graduated last year and people my age can’t seem to believe the fact that I have already traveled while they are still working to gather enough funds to do the same. I know that it is a millennial dream to travel especially to Europe and they can’t believe how I afford to travel. I always say that I have been working since I was 12 and 100% of this trip was funded by me. Yet, there are backhanded compliments from my former friends saying that I’m lucky because I have no responsibility at home that’s why I can travel. Girl, what? Even when I was in Europe, I made it sure that I’m giving my family the financial contribution right on time. You can message my mom and dad for proof of my remittances. HAHAHA! Some even jokingly said that I have a foreigner boyfriend who financed my trip and that made my brows raised up to my hairline. WHERE ARE YOU GETTING THIS CHISMIS? SERIOUSLY? Imagine posting a photo on Twitter and then after a few seconds have your “friend” subtweet “Look at this girl. Traveling the world! How’s you and your foreigner bf financing your trip?” I don’t need that negativity in my life. Blocked and unfriended in real life. Bye, Felicia and enjoy your miserable life. Say anything about me but you can’t change the fact that you’re drooling over my Europe photos. 😉
5. It’s okay to not like a place and it’s okay to cry how beautiful a place is
You are not obliged to like a place just because there are people who like it. I felt that way with Paris and I am so sorry to say that I don’t like Paris, I just don’t. I find it boring and overrated and I know that’s not how it is depicted in movies and books. Surprisingly, most of the people from our tour group find Paris underwhelming, too and that’s okay. You like Paris and I don’t and that’s f i n e. You do not to change your opinion because of other people. You are not expected to gush over a certain place if you don’t like it.
On the other hand, you can go ahead and cry when the place is too beautiful. Cry and cry like I did in Switzerland. I looked like a fool but that’s okay as there were people – even big, tough guys – who were crying too. It’s that beautiful. When we went to Jungfraujoch (yung-fraw-yok) I had goosebumps seeing people at the top doing the sign of the cross and overhearing how blessed they were to see the place. I cried and cried and thanked the Lord of his blessings. It’s so beautiful in there! Everywhere you look at is just like a painting. I got my railway ticket Jungfrau.ch. It’s on the pricier side (click here for the rates) but it’s worth it and I will do it again.
I enjoyed my trip so much and I feel like a different person now. I am happier and more positive because if I made it to Europe without depending on anyone, I’m sure I can make it anywhere again! 🙂