appreciation for the tiny things...

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ah lovely new socks...

As it turns out no more snow in Madrid!  I missed it again! :0( Just the remnants of salt everywhere and a temperature drop of what felt like 15 degrees.  I mean although it was sunny in Barcelona it was still chilly, while here it’s completely overcast AND chilly thus making it feel super cold!  But no complaints here; I’d rather be cold than hot any day!  It was the weirdest train ride ever though - going from sunglasses and sun to having to put on extra layers!

 

Meanwhile after traveling for a bit, as per usual, I find myself starting to appreciate the tiniest of things: new socks that I went to go purchase today!  Man they feel so good on your tired and weary feet after a long day of travel and a nice hot shower…

 

Other things I found oh so enjoyable back in the same hostel where I began this trip:

 

-personal reading lamps above your bed

-lockers to secure your stuff in…

-a ladder to climb on to the top bunk!  It makes getting up there so much easier…

-full length mirrors…

-a trash can in the room!

-a heater!

-clean pillow cases!

-towel bars to hang toiletry kits on in the bathroom…

 

*sigh* traveling definitely helps you notice the little things…

 

 

Oh!  And I felt like such a nerd because I totally broke the door to my hostel room!  Well not the door, but the actual lock… the card key locks that most hotels have these days.

the little things one starts to appreciate after extended travel: personal reading lamps above your bed...
 In this hostel that I loved so much and appreciated all their ‘little things’, I went and broke their door!  Basically I put the key card in, and it went in too far I suppose because it got stuck and wouldn’t come out!  They brought out all kinds of machines and ended up having to take the entire mechanism off in order to get the door open and the key out.  Despite the guy at the front desk assuring me that it wasn’t the first time it happened, I still felt totally lame…

 

 

 

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ah lovely new socks...
ah lovely new socks...
the little things one starts to ap…
the little things one starts to a…
lockers to secure your stuff in...
lockers to secure your stuff in...
a ladder to climb to the top bunk!
a ladder to climb to the top bunk!
full length mirrors...
full length mirrors...
trash cans in your room... always …
trash cans in your room... always…
a heater!
a heater!
clean pillow cases!
clean pillow cases!
places to hang your toiletry kits.…
places to hang your toiletry kits…
individually packaged ham - this p…
individually packaged ham - this …
causing trouble...
causing trouble...
this is the scary puppet guy that …
this is the scary puppet guy that…
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