The joys – and frustrations – of travel

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Not exactly the view I was expecting on the first day of my journey

There is so much to love about travel. And a few things to hate.

We have just started on our travel adventure to Europe. I love to explore new places, try new food, meet new people. I love to learn about the history of the different places we visit, many of which have long histories compared to Canada, a relatively young country at least in terms of documented history.

It expands my horizons to see how others live and enjoy what they enjoy. Life is not just about my little world.

But getting there is not always a joy.

An airline strike this week (popped up right as we were about to leave) has thrown a wrench into the travel plans of our entire group. Some had flights cancelled. Some were able to re-book. I got part way along my journey and was stranded overnight. There is a good chance I will be stranded again today.

It is certainly frustrating, when we were so excited to get to our destination. We have an event to get to, so thank goodness we booked several days before its start.

But in the end, there isn’t anything we can do about it. Circumstances are beyond our control. So I have done my best to roll with it. I have a good book, which is a blessing. I was able to get a clean and comfortable hotel that offered all the amenities.

And I have some spare time to write. So I have decided to include a bit of a travel blog, expanding the Ardizan in the next month to include some musings about our trip. Hope you continue to follow along.

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