in 2017, i was itching to travel after some hard times. i needed to get away. in my first trip out-of-country as an adult with the necessary perspective to really appreciate travel, i asked an internet buddy if i could pass through. he invited me to stay and hang out with him. i was elated and excited. i had other plans that didn’t work out. today, i’m glad things worked out exactly like they did. it was a great trip.