I'm Back!!! - TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards!

Go Back   TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards! > Backpacker College Student Travel Message Boards > Where ya going? & Specific country info! > Europe: Western

Europe: Western Cafés, castles, architecture, art, wine, the Euro, gastronomy, let´s meet up, and pub crawls.! Oh oui, backpackers paradise...

Raileurope.com: See Europe by train
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-15-2003, 06:32 AM   #1
TPunk Recognized
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 535
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

Hey guys! I'm back from my trip! It was a whirlwind 1.5 months:

-Paris & Versailles
-Verona, Venice, Florence, Pisa, Rome, Naples, Ercolano & Pompei, Naples, Pozzuoli, Sorrento, Capri, Positano, Amalfi, Palermo, Perugia, Assisi, Siena, Cinque Terre
-Lisbon, Faro, Tavira
-Sevilla, Granada, Barcelona, Madrid

It's a funny feeling that you can 'all probably sympathize with... It's so nice to be back around my comforts, but you're never quite the same... hmmm... this trip really has re-awakened my love for travelling, cultures, writing and singing... It's interesting, when I am traveling I feel I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing... When I'm back home, I find myself wondering 'what I should be doing...' from a mainstream responsibility perspective, i.e. career, money, etc.

I really want to go back to Italy and live there for a while, probably start in the Umbria region, eventually experience more of Calabria and then the north again... Any post-travel thoughts, impressions to share??? :eat:

Carisia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2003, 07:34 AM   #2
TPunk Emeritus
Canadian Dude's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,709
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

Carisia, Its great to have you back safe and sound!!!! Now you can pass on what you hgave learned about budget travel to others who will pick your brain as they prepare for their adventure!!!!

Once the tevel bug has infected you, there is no cure, they only thing that will make is subside will be more travel!!!

I know its always nice to come home, sleeping in your own bed never felt so good...I have a tendency to go through withdrawl myself...wondering what else is going on in he world and how can I get there to see it...it takes a few weeks for that to ease up...

I don't know how old you are, but If you wanna go to italy for a long term stay, I would say go for it, make it a goal and strive for it!!!
"The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them." Confucius
Support Travelpunk.com by Booking Your Hostel Here

Canadian Dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2003, 07:34 PM   #3
An Optimistic Realist.
Sijuki's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Detroit / Las Vegas
Posts: 3,353
Thanks: 2
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Sijuki Send a message via MSN to Sijuki Send a message via Yahoo to Sijuki

Glad to hear you had a great time Carisia... welcome back and be sure to share your stories with us all!! :D

2009-2014: February - Mexico (Cancun x 3, Cozumel x 1, Mazatlan x 2

2014 : Europe: Norway, Denmark, Hungary, Czech Rep, Germany, France, England

2015 : US:Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Joshua Tree NP, Salton Sea, Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Mt. Rushmore. 20 states. Europe: Stockholm, Barcelona, Madrid, Prague, Krakow, Warsaw, Ireland (month driving around), Northern Ireland, Edinburgh.

2017 : Dublin, South Africa, Grand Cayman (planned)

Need a Railpass for that Trip to Europe?
Or Maybe a Hostel Reservation?
Frog Creek Brewing -- Upcoming Microbrewery

Sijuki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2003, 08:34 AM   #4
TPunk Emeritus
worldwidemike's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA
Posts: 3,405
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

Ciao, Carisia!

Glad you had a great trip, and feel free to post some of your impressions...what you liked or didn't, what moved you, and so on. I usually feel the same when I return -- glad to sleep in my own bed, again, surrounded by my stuff and lots of clean clothes in the closet ! So, don't feel less of a traveler because of that!

I'm with you on returning to Italy. It is the one country that I feel I could visit every year for a decade and still have tons that I want to go back and see...

Check out my travel web page at:
"Life is not measured in the number of breaths we take, but by the places that take our breath away..."
worldwidemike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2003, 05:09 AM   #5
TPunk Recognized
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 535
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

Hi All! Thanks for the warm welcome! It's also nice to know that I'm not alone in feeling some of the post-travel withdrawal! I must confess, it is a bit of a culture shock to come from the "stick-to-the-very-essential-basics-lifestyle" of backpacking and be immersed to the holiday shopping frenzy here!

Travel stories abound, but I'll save them for later. I do have some writeups on Perugia/Umbria, Assisi, Lisbon/Portugal, and Barcelona. So if anyone needs info. on those, just let me know.

Living in Italy... ah... what a nice thought... :P I may be back, but my heart is still in Italy!

Carisia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2003, 01:41 AM   #6
travelpunk's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: spiznain
Posts: 6,585
Thanks: 46
Thanked 13 Times in 11 Posts

I know what you mean about the culture shock and the uncomfortable realities of life back home feeling after a trip to Europe

Living in Italy....why not? Make it happen, babe! Can't wait for those stories, too !
travelpunk is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I'm back! Bgirl Introductions and Announcements 6 08-03-2004 01:01 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:05 AM.


Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.2.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121