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We’ll miss beautiful Antigua…

Yesterday when we went to bed I thought “What the hell just happened?” before finally closing my eyes around 4am.

You see, yesterday we did a lot of shopping. We purchased a total of four plane tickets – two each – all of which weren’t planned when we woke up that morning.

It all started when we decided to look at our options for returning home to Europe this summer. We have a lot of stuff going on in our families (graduations, a wedding and birthdays and much more) this summer that we needed to be back for.

Also, we have Jonas’ apartment in Copenhagen that we really need to sell in order to continue our nomadic lifestyle this fall.

Originally we were planning on going back in July – just before the graduations on July 12th. But the plane prices were insane in July, so we quickly settled for June instead.

But then we’d have to hurry through the rest of Central America and we would just hate that. What would actually happen if we just went back now and started trying to sell the apartment?

The truth is it was the best thing to do. So we decided to be adults about it and booked two tickets for Fort Lauderdale in Florida on May 7th – that is really, really soon!

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We also booked two tickets for Denmark on May 13th – we booked with Norwegian as we did on the way over here. At just $300 USD each we got a great deal! And the plane flies directly to Copenhagen, and we’re flying with the awesome Dreamliner once again. Ahh! They are our favorite airline right now.

We’ll be spending five days in Fort Lauderdale and we’re really excited about that! We loved it there the last time and we have lots of stuff planned this time: a visit to the amazing Everglades to spot alligators, shopping (!), lots of Starbucks, maybe a day trip to the Keys and some museums and just generally walking around and getting to know Fort Lauderdale better.

So are we excited about going “home”?

Yes and no. I’m really starting to miss my friends and family. And I really miss Danish food (not food prices though!). I miss going in to a super market and knowing every single product there.

I also miss specialty foods that you somehow can only get in Denmark or that only tastes good in Denmark – or at least so do I think. ;) I hate reading about what’s in the food when I go shopping here. And I hate that when I finally buy  “greek yoghurt” without sugar it tastes so bad that I need to throw it out. And I’m having serious licorice cravings!

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At the same time I can’t believe our latin american adventure is already over. I can’t believe I didn’t get to see a toucan! Or go volcano boarding in Nicaragua. Or hang out some more by the Caribbean that has come to be my favorite paradise on this planet.

It’s sad! And I know that when we arrive in Denmark I’ll soon remember all the reasons why I can’t live there ever again. But I’m excited to see the people I love and go shopping where I know everything like the back of my hand.

I’m so puzzled. But I’m sure this is the right decision for us now. When the apartment is sold we’re ready to take on the world again! And who knows where we’ll go? Maybe roadtrip around the US or Australia? Or maybe backpacking through Asia? Or right back here to finish what we started?

I can’t tell you. But one thing is sure: we’ll do everything we can to travel around Europe this summer! We’re already planning on visiting Norway with some friends. And hopefully we can return to Monaco. Or finally see Eastern Europe? Or Jonas’ parents’ apartment in Turkey?

The possibilities are endles… :) 

8 Comments on A Huge Change Of Plans

  1. Kirsten Helbaek
    May 4, 2014 at 1:09 am (3 years ago)

    Your rigth, never know what the new day bring. Things can change very quickly. Lucky for you that it wasnt illness or something like that. Enjoi the summer in Europe and dont stop travelling.

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    • Celia Schow
      May 6, 2014 at 10:09 am (3 years ago)

      That’s so true, Kirsten. Yes, we’re very fortunate that the family is happy and healthy! Summer in Europe will be good – we love it there in summer!

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  2. Kirstine
    May 4, 2014 at 5:36 am (3 years ago)

    Ihh alle de eventyr! Det lyder helt fantastisk og synes I er SÅ sej fordi I har turde springe ud i verden! Men også cool at I er realistiske og “voksne” ;)
    Når I skal til Everglades så medbring lige nogle ørepropper, for de både der de larmer altså som bare fanden, og de stykker toiletpapir man får udleveret har kun en minimal effekt.

    /K

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    • Celia Schow
      May 6, 2014 at 10:11 am (3 years ago)

      Eeej, hvor er du bare sød, Kirstine! :) Mange tak for den kommentar – den varmer. :) Haha – vi skulle have solgt den lejlighed, inden vi smuttede! Men vi var så spændte og kunne slet ikke vente, så vi skyndte os at leje den ud og cykle ud i Europa. ;) Hehe. Det bliver godt at komme af med den – meget voksen beslutning. :P

      Åh, det er et godt tip med ørepropper! Jeg er meget sart over for høje lyde, så det skal vi helt sikkert. :) Vi var faktisk i Everglades for fem år siden, da vi besøgte Miami første gang – jeg husker slet ikke, at det larmede! Så det er et godt tip.

      Rigtig god dag til dig! :)

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  3. Laura
    May 4, 2014 at 7:27 am (3 years ago)

    Åh, det er jo lige om snart! Jeg kan godt forstå I er splittede omkring det, men nogle gange er det også rart bare at få taget beslutningen, så man kan forholde sig til det. Jeg havde meget svært ved at forene mig med at vi skulle tidligere hjem fra USA, da vi var på vores første roadtrip. Anders var blevet forbrændt på sit ben, så forsikringen sendte os hjem, men det var så mærkeligt, for vi var jo SÅ tæt på Grand Canyon og alligevel ville vi gå glip af det. Det var selvfølgelig det eneste rigtige at gøre – at tage hjem, men det er svært at forstå når man står midt i det :) Jeg stemmer i øvrigt både på roadtrip og backpacking! Er spændt på hvad I ender med :-D

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    • Celia Schow
      May 6, 2014 at 10:50 am (3 years ago)

      Du har helt ret, Laura. Og det var også lidt det der med, at vi på intet tidspunkt overhovedet havde tid nok til at se alt det, som vi gerne ville herovre. Vi ville skulle droppe så mange steder, hvis vi skulle være taget hele vejen gennem Mellemamerika nu, og det er altså ikke fedt. Når vi nu skal rejse i mange, mange år, så gider vi ikke at stresse rundt og gå på kompromis med det, vi skal se. Så vi må tage det næste gang. :) Så starter vi bare i El Salvador. :D

      Ja, det er godt nok også ærgerligt på den måde, at I skulle hjem så pludseligt!! Det må være det værste, at få cuttet sin ferie af på den måde. Stakkels Anders! :O Jeg glæder mig SÅ meget til at følge jer denne gang :) Så må I lige passe på jer selv, så I når det hele! :D Yay!

      Haha, ja! Jeg ved sgu ikke, hvad vi ender med. Safari i Afrika kunne også være fun… :O

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