Currently sitting in an internet cafe in Montpellier, France, waiting for the slow internet to upload a few hundred photos, I want to take this time to start a new series of posts. I think it will be interesting to compare and contrast certain characteristics of the places I end up visiting, or the means by which I travel, finding a common theme and seeing how its various aspects evolve globally. As it has only been several days since the beginning of my trip with only a handful of regions visited, I haven’t found any solid subjects for juxtaposition, so I thought it would be fun to track the development of the places I sleep. Taking a roadtrip with no set plan, especially for nightly accomodation, opens up the door for some interesting situations, and as my travels extend into new parts of the world, I am sure that unexpected and surprising living conditions will present themselves! For the time being, here are the places I called “my bed” for the first 17 days of my journey:
Some might notice a trend, as budget and planning constraints have called for more imaginative and slightly less comfortable arrangements. Flexibility becomes important, especially when the expenses in Europe start piling up. However, sometimes the soreness born from a cramped car seat is worth it, especially when it follows a filling dinner and a few bottles of local wine!