Prepping the mind for Spain
Since the South Africa episode in January, I've traveled to Vail, LA, Chicago, San Francisco, and Napa Valley. I don't really write about domestic trips unless there is something grander than the trip itself to write about. Next week I'm embarking on a one week jaunt to Spain. Specifically: 4 hours in Lisbon, 2.5 days in Barcelona, and 5 days in Ibiza. I haven't fully put a lot of thought into the trip. My friend had been wanting to go back to Ibiza for a while (it is a place where she escapes to) and wanted to find someone to go with. I've never been to Spain and I could use a break, so why not. The Lisbon + Barcelona leg will be solo. Then I'll meet her and crew in Ibiza later. Frankly I can't say I'm excited to emerse myself in the 24/7 party scene that made Ibiza famous. I'm mildly worried that it will be another episode of trance-a-thon in Transkei again, except this is the beach version. The saving grace would be that I can always escape back to the hotel whenever.. (I hope).