The Lazy Weekend

by Brenna Holeman











Havana, Cuba
There is once again a chill in the air here; just like that, our sunny days and flirtations of spring have vanished, and we are back to negative temperatures and threats of snow. I spent the weekend cuddling with my new foster cat, talking with my sister, watching movies with my family, and gorging on Easter chocolate, wine, and seemingly endless platters of cheese. I most certainly did not spend the weekend replying to emails, working on articles, studying Spanish, planning my very pertinent trip to Belize with my mom, booking an appointment with the travel health clinic, catching up on my Matador U course, sorting out my bills, packing up my house, or even thinking about the fact that I am leaving for an eight-month backpacking trip in a matter of weeks.
I only have one week left of work, and then I have a solid 16 days to do all of these things. The thought of tackling them all, however, makes me just want to fast-forward until I am on the road again, trying new foods, making new friends, and wandering new streets. The thing is, I know that I’ll blink and these weeks will be gone, that I’ll be on a plane, that I’ll have another stamp in my passport, that I’ll be sunburnt and mosquito-bitten and happy.

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Adina | Gluten Free Travelette April 9, 2012 - 5:14 am

Love your Cuba pictures :-). Which Matador U class are you taking? I’m thinking about signing up for one!

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures April 9, 2012 - 2:06 pm

I had tears in my eyes looking at these photos. Just gorgeous!!! You’re going to love Belize. Hablas espanol?

This Battered Suitcase April 10, 2012 - 1:33 am

Adina – I am taking the travel writing course! I really like it so far…I took a bit of a hiatus but I am picking it up again soon.

Andi – Thank you! I don’t speak Spanish, but I am living in Guatemala for nearly two months to try and learn the basics…

Cara-Mia April 10, 2012 - 8:30 pm

Gorgeous photos!

Good luck learning Spanish. I think it is a relatively easy language since the rules are always the same.

This Battered Suitcase April 11, 2012 - 2:27 am

Cara-Mia – Thank you! I hope that I can pick up some Spanish quickly…


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