Iceland to Italy
There's a place I've never been that I've wanted to see for the longest time. There's another place that changed my life eight years ago, but I haven't been back since.
The first is Iceland. Every picture I've seen, every Icelandic artist I've listened to, every book about it's quirks piqued my curiosity. The other place is Siena, Italy. It's the ancient city where I spent a semester in college, and in exchange gained so much independence and growth.
In 2018, I finally had the chance to go. Not only to those two spots, but also Tonbridge, England to catch the wedding of a dear friend, and to Cinque Terre- the Italian wonder I missed out on during my last visit to the country. I captured the whole journey, travel vlog style.
FROM THE BLOG:
I met Tim in college. He was spending a year on exchange from England. I had just spent a semester in Argentina and wanted to hang with international students all the time. We grabbed coffee and hit it off. That was seven years ago.
I met Sarah a year and a half later when Tim was back in England and I was visiting London. They just started dating. Though we kept in touch, that was the last time I saw Tim in person until this weekend.
This is one of my favorite things about life. The simple coffee and conversation can turn into a wedding abroad seven years later. It really makes me wonder what seeds I’m planting in my life right now and what they’ll be in seven years.
Oh- and it was one of the most fun weddings I've ever attended. Some of the highlights?
🐽 Hog Roast
🏝 Sitting at the Santa Barbara table
When I left Siena after studying there for a summer, I said what I imagine a good majority of study abroad students say- I’ll be coming back!
It’s a weird and amazing thing when you actually make good on that declaration. It took me eight years and I now have a wife to come with me. Most things in my life have since changed but this place hasn’t changed much for hundreds of years.