Last month, I was antsy. I was antsy because my partner had two trips out of town, in close proximity, and I on the other hand was just staying in Berlin. In fact, I was also getting antsy because I looked and I had no flight bookings for the upcoming months. It's rare, yes, but somehow, there isn't an upcoming trip and therefore there wasn't something I could look forward to.
I almost booked a flight somewhere, for a weekend, just to book a flight. But then, I restrained myself and stopped, because I figured that I would rather just stay put, and save money, so that later on when I do have the proper time and energy to do it, I would give myself a real vacation. A vacation that I really like, as opposed to one that I took just because I wanted to take a vacation out of Berlin.
I checked for a quick weekend flight from Berlin to Brussels. Less than 50 EUR! Maybe I could even take the train to Antwerp, since after all, I have spent quite a few days in Brussels already. I also checked flights to Gdansk, to Gothenburg, and to Porto, all for long weekends, just so that I could get out of Berlin for a few days and have a change of scenery. But in the end, I didn't go through with any of these plans.
See, it's not about the cost. These would all be low-cost trips, as I don't mind staying in hostels, AirBnb, or even Couchsurfing. However, the clincher and the main deciding factor was the fact that these places were pretty, yes, but not exotic enough.
I guess I just wanted an adventure, and while Europe is a great place to visit, the fact that I am living here makes things a little too vanilla, so to speak.
The last time I went on a trip that I considered an adventure was when I went to Morocco. That was back in September, and for the most part, that trip was with my partner. I want a solo adventure, a backpacking trip that is just by myself. The last time I took something like that was when I went to Myanmar, which was in December 2014. More than a year ago. So I guess I feel like it's about time I pack my backpack and go somewhere exciting.
So yeah, I am planning something. But not soon. There are other things that need to happen first. But of course, when I go, you'll see the pictures when I come back.