Coffee Chats ~ Vol. 3 (Christmas in Europe edition)

If we were having coffee, I’d first tell you, I’m sorry that this coffee date, and our chat, will be short, but this week is a hectic one for me. Work and life are both busy and while I’m at my wits end, I’m also very content. Content in the busy-ness and business of life, if that’s possible.

After we’ve sat for a bit, I’d tell you that I’m more excited right now than I’ve been in a long long time. See, as of Tuesday, my tickets are all booked for my trip to Europe for the Christmas, and honestly, I just cannot stop thinking about it. I’m usually not one to book flights two months in advance (I booked my last two trips to Guyana and Barbados on a whim), but this trip being a longer and further trip than usual, meant that extra planning had to be done. It is what it is.

I’d tell you that while I have been to Europe before, I’ve never been to Eastern Europe, and well, its quite a task to get there. Our flights are intense, but I’m oh so ready. We’ll leave from here and board a quick one hour flight to Barbados, and then a much longer eight (or ten, my memory fails me) hour flight to Munich Germany. A short two hour flight later and we’ll be in Bucharest Romania to spend the Christmas and New Years with Danny’s family. The layover’s though? That’s what I’m least excited about.

If you ask, and you probably will, I’d tell you, no, I can’t speak Romanian language, but I am trying to learn whatever I can before I get there. I’m using the Duolingo app, and I have a trusty notebook that I’m using to get myself all prepped for the trip.

Two weeks after we arrive we’ll hop a flight to Frankfurt Germany, where we’ll spend a few days exploring a new, to both of us, city and then we’ll fly home. I simply cannot wait. Even though I have traveled to Europe in the winter before, I’ve never seen snow, and so I’m hoping for a really snowy Christmas, even though I’ll be honest, I’m not entirely certain that I’m prepared for the cold. Danny has warned me that Romanian winters can get brutal, and that it can get down to -20 degrees (celsius), so I’ve been looking around for good (but cute) winter jackets. I’d probably ask you for your recommendations because, this Caribbean girl is clueless.

You will probably ask if Im concerned about long flights. I’m not. None of the flights we’ve booked are even close to the length of my thirteen-ish hour flight from LA to Australia, or my eleven hour flight from London to India, so I’ll be fine. Some movies, wine and books will take care of the length for me. I love to travel and long flights are just part of it, especially where I live.

I’d probably tell you that my only concern for the trip would be not spending Christmas with my family. I wish I could take them with me, but maybe another trip. I plan to visit Romania quite a bit.

I’d ask you what you are excited about these days,  and we’d have a good chat about that too because these days when so much is going so wrong with our world, the little pleasures of ordinary life make me smile. When we’re all sipped out, I’d tell you even though I hate to run, I have Court submissions due and well, they won’t draft themselves.

Coffee date same time next month? Its a date.

Linking up with Kristen

Have a great Thursday guys!!

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