Probably the best two months of my life, and most definitely of this year. I spent 2 months backpacking through central Europe, and I’m not even quite sure how to put it into words. I found adventure, I found sadness, and most importantly I found myself. I’ll always cherish the times and experiences that I had there, from the Bone Church at Kutna Hora to seeing the Hungarian Parliament at night from the water, to the Auschwitz memorial site. I learned so much along the way and it just made my thirst for knowledge and adventure even stronger. I started in Prague, then to Bratislava, then to the city that stole my heart and took my breath away-Budapest. It was physically painful to make myself leave to make the most of the time I had left in my trip. Krakow didn’t disappoint whatsoever, as it’s such an underrated city and not packed full of tourists! Plus Polish food is to die for. I finished up in Berlin, a city I expected to hate but was pleasantly shocked by how much I enjoyed it. It certainly helped that I was able to meet up with Zoe (whom I had met and become close with in Budapest) and we spent our few days exploring together and savouring my last moments of pure freedom.