Jessica Almeida is an Canadian blogger/vlogger that I found through an Article talking about her experience moving abroad for an internship. I appreciated as a reader how honest she was with her experience and it gave an insight as to what it’s really like to move to another country and possible hurdles they may experience. I’m proud to have her involved in the Know Thy Traveler series.
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After a wonderful 3 nights in Barcelona, it was time to go to Madrid as the last city on my trip. I decided to take the Renfe train which was fast and comfortable. I will say, I feel very lucky that everywhere I went, the weather was really nice except for the last day in Barcelona. As soon as I made it to Madrid it rained all day and night. Being that I was only there for 2 nights, it completely killed my first night experience. What made it even worse is that the Hostel I picked (Generator Hostel) was a complete corporate styled Hostel. The best way I could describe it was feeling cold. It’s the reason I opt out of staying in Hotels and the only difference was that you shared a room. So my first night, I slept and did nothing in my Hostel.
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One of the employees of Fabrizzio’s Petit, Jessica
After 3 nights in Porto, I caught a short flight to Barcelona. I felt pretty rested so I was ready to take on my next 3 nights in Barcelona. By time I landed and got settled in my hostel it was the late afternoon so I decided to see what activities my hostel offered, find dinner and meet new people. The hostel I chose to stay at was Fabrizzio’s Petit and I have to say, out of all the hostels I’ve stayed at so far in Europe, this was my favorite. From the first moment of walking through, the staff was incredibly welcoming. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The first night was Sangria night and most of the people in the hostel met up for drinks and conversation. It felt like the united nations with all the people from different parts of the world. After having Sangria at the hostel, some of us went to a local bar to have more drinks and hang out. Overall, it was a great time and I met a lot of like minded people.
Jennifer R. is a French woman I was lucky enough to meet while I was traveling in Lisbon. We happened to be part of the same walking tour and spent a couple of days together which allowed for us to get to know each other very well. I found her life perspectives to be interesting and overall she’s a great woman. I’m proud to introduce such a special person to my readers.
It’s been over a year of traveling and my experiences have been life changing for me. I’ve met so many people and I told myself that I’ll do my best to keep those relationships no matter where they may be from. While I was in Munich, one of the cool people I met was a guy named Ruben from Amsterdam. He mentioned he never went to Berlin so when I proposed the idea of partying in Berlin for the weekend, he was game.
Of course while I’m in Europe, I want to see other places. I recently found out that I had more time off I can use this year…so I decided to do another 16 night bounce around Europe like I did last year.