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I Survived! My First Trip to Europe

As someone who finds themselves much more comfortable in the confines of their own home, I have to say that traveling to Europe was a pretty massive undertaking in more ways than one. Fortunately, I didn't have to go it alone. I don't think I could've managed it nearly as well on my own and I am very grateful my wonderful girlfriend was there with me every step of the way.

That being said, the experience was a phenomenal one. It's comforting to know that I've seen a little bit more of the world. I'm well aware that I've barely scratched the surface of all that there is, but I'm also grateful to know that my own scope has been expanded drastically from the narrow view I've had up to this point. I'm far from a well-traveled person of the world, but I can appreciate things in a different light with the few experiences I was fortunate enough to have.

In just under a week, I had the chance to experience Copenhagen in Denmark, Kraków in Poland and Keflavík in Iceland. Admittedly, the amount of travel was rough. All in all, we took 8 flights across 8 days. Personally, I don't mind flying. I like to marvel at the engineering and minds it takes to build planes that can do what they do. However, it can take an incredible toll when you do so many for so long. It took 3 flights alone just to get from SeaTac Airport to Copenhagen.

The first layover was in Dallas. No time to look around, but fortunately enough time to relax and prepare for the seven and a half hours it was going to take on our next flight. Thanks to Applebee's for helping with that.

Fun fact, Copenhagen is 9 hours ahead. Despite all my best efforts, I passed out for the first four and a half hours I was there. I didn't want to, it was the middle of the day and everything, but it happened. Didn't really have a whole lot of opportunity to see thin