And I’m off to Croatia!

And I’m off to Croatia!

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Today is the day.

My flight to Zagreb, Croatia departs in a few hours, and I am feeling both excited and sad – excited to be embarking on my new journey, sad because I am leaving my friends and family. As of right now, I most likely won’t be back in the United States for at least 14 months. I’ve somehow managed to pack my life for the next year into one large backpack, a laptop backpack, and a camera bag. I’m still debating whether or not to bring along one of the seals…

I’ll be spending 6 weeks in Croatia and Bosnia, then heading to Germany for 10 days, and finally landing in Morocco on September 22, where I’ll be living off and on in between my travels for the next year.

Why Croatia?

Because I’ve never been and have always wanted to go.

Oh, and because my one-way flight only cost me $19.30.

I don’t have a set itinerary yet, which is one of the reasons I love traveling by myself so much. The freedom is priceless. I can do what I want, when I want, how I want, without having to wait for or ask approval from anybody else.

I know roughly what I want to see, but I’ll pretty much just wing it when I get there.

How many days will I be in Zagreb?

Not too sure. As of right now, I’ll be staying with a Couchsurfing host for two nights. If I like Zagreb, I’ll stay longer. If it’s not my scene, I’ll move on. I realize that this type of traveling is not for everyone and would stress some out, I prefer it this way. I have the luxury of time on my side though, and I don’t feel pressured to have a plan every single day because I have quite a few weeks to spend in each country.

Wish me luck!

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