Sooo… Wait, how was it? Ah…
Jó reggelt, szevasztok …
It’s been a while since we last sat down and chitchat – like 6 months, so I know now you think that I should actually just shut up and go home.
… But, instead of that, I was thinking that I will try to win all your precious hearts back with lots of posts and updates and let’s just continue this journey together. In the past months I was looking at the Blog and the Instagram stats every now and then, I sat down couple of times but I couldn’t write anything. So thanks for sticking around guys, thanks for the comments and messages. Let’s get back to business…
A lot has happened though, I’m not gonna lie. Basically a new chapter in my life in every way… Cuz, you know…
… And a great new job – temporary lost for now, due to Coronavirus ✌️, new apartment, new challenges cuz why not, new lessons very well learned, a bit of self-growth, letting a couple of past baggage go and well a massive post-camino depression – but heyho.
The 3 months I spent on the road last year was pretty much the best time of my life, it was an amazing experience. And now I just look through the window and all I see is rainy Manchester – yepp, still based here, but under a lockdown now – to make it even more enjoyable, cuz it’s a pandemic.
Honestly, I feel blessed cuz I was able to do the Camino de Santiago – French Way last year. I heard the news about the situation in Spain – and obviously from all over the world – how they closed the hostels and albergues on the way and sent the pilgrims home – if they could go home…
Probably many people have to face bigger losses than me during this time… But since it’s a travel blog I think it’s okay to tell you guys, that I missed out on a couple of trips. I was planning to spend a long weekend in Italy, for the first time ever.
Venice, cuz it’s romantic, in the middle of March – and the middle of the quarantine. For a while I thought – so as everybody else probably – that oh comeon, it’s just the flu, nothing serious just exaggerated by the media as usual.
And then suddenly it wasn’t anymore – my flight got canceled with a straight-up refund.
Next stop? Barcelona!
… Or not. Cuz my birthday trip at the end of April got canceled – our hotel booking was non-refundable, yet they OFFERED (!) a full refund for us, due to the unfortunate circumstances. Brownie points for this, big time!
Don’t even mention my next Camino plans being postponed until… I don’t even know when. I started to put together our ideas about the Portuguese Way or the Northern route with Cindy – my Camino sister, it was only in the planning phase, but that flew out the window I guess…
But on the bright side of the lockdown… I finally sat down to update my blog – cuz I swear, I finished the Camino and my stories didn’t end all of a sudden in Belorado
Just bear with me guys a little bit more…
See you very soon,
… Jó éjszakát, szevasztok!
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16 thoughts on “Belated life update – Covid 19 – Cancelled trips – … And I swear I finished the Camino”
Nice to hear from you again! Hope Manchester is seeing some of this nice spring weather.
Great post! I feel very similar, I feel super lucky to have traveled a couple months ago and felt it was truly the best time of my life. My current status is a bit contrasting, but trying to make the most of my new free time.
Thanks for taking time away from your writing to visit my blog!
Congratulations for finishing the Camino.
Will that be more important than the cancelled trips?
I hear your plaintive cry. My trip to England to see a camino friend was cancelled. Trip to Greece…cancelled. Expedia cancelled my flight to Las Vegas where I was going to see Lady Gaga. Yes the world seems smaller but friends keep it in perspective. 😉
Oh dear, I’m so sorry for your cancelled trips. But that doesn’t mean you won’t get to go – just not when you expected. I always try to find the positive in whatever is going on. Maybe there is something positive about rescheduling your trip for a future date.
Your camino trip the French Way must have been amazing. I’m looking forward to reading all about it. I have a 6-country trip booked for late October. Hopefully all will be well by then.
so I know now you think that I should actually just shut up and go home. Best part !! Is something I would say , lol
I’m going to have to find those wine glasses. haha. Cancelling trips plans is one of the truly saddest things in life!! Hang in there, we’ll be back on the road soon.
I can’t wait to read about the rest of your trip … please continue writing!
Yes more please 😊
Great that you finished it. Hope we can all get back there soon.
Writing and reading about travel gets my brain back on the road. ..
Thanks for the like of my Lost in Granada post. I’m a little late getting back to WordPress too. We were locked down in Malaga for a month and confined to the city for another two due to the emergency. We managed OK, waiting to see if we get any refunds on cancelled flights and bookings. Cheers.
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Yeah mate, keep writing, interesting story and well put together