Getting lost adventure

I woke up into a gorgeous, rainy Monday morning. We haven’t had any rain in weeks and after a few hours of steady rain the whole nature looks refreshed and even more alive and green and beautiful than yesterday.

I love the window view from right here where I sit at my desk. Overnight it turned into a sea of green leaves and the best part is, I don’t see the houses on the next street any more. To me, the view of the trees is way more tranquil anyway.

Sea World, Orlando, Florida

Sea World, Orlando, Florida

My Sunday was special. I went to Orlando at six in the morning and got to see a beautiful sunrise in pink and rosy color on the way. While I was driving, I remembered another trip to Orlando I made last summer – and having the sun straight in my eyes all the way. It sure taught me to leave early when traveling east in the morning!

I now officially award to Orlando, Florida, the first place for being the city where I got lost more times than anywhere else I ever traveled in my life. It was funny that it happened to me yesterday again. Except that this time my GPS didn’t take me to some industrial zone deserted streets but instead to another freeway from which I had an incredible view of the downtown Orlando and some beautiful skyscrapers I’ve never seen before. So for a change, I enjoyed being lost… 🙂
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Orlando Skyline
Photo “Orlando skyline from Lake Eola” – courtesy of ToothBeaver.
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That leads me to another memory about getting lost. Me and my friend Natasha were care-freely walking around the Hungarian capital Budapest, having one of our philosophical conversations we both enjoyed so much.

We started walking at the downtown hotel where our group stayed and all of a sudden we found ourselves on the outskirts of the city and we only noticed that because we ran out of the sidewalk. We looked around and saw the run-down hotel nearby. Some men were standing in front of it, curiously looking at us.
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Budapest skyline
Photo “Budapest skyline” – courtesy of f1photos.org

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Since we didn’t see anyone else around that we could ask a question, we approached them and asked if they spoke English. One of them confirmed, we pulled out our map of Budapest and asked where we were (on the map). With a big smile, the man pointed out a place to the right, a few inches out of the map, and cheerfully informed us. “Here!”

I don’t remember how the two of us found our way back to our hotel and made it in time to the convention – but we did. It was quite an adventure, though, but we managed to stay calm and we laughed all the way through it.

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Daria

Most of all Daria enjoys creating, designing, taking photos of, writing about and sharing all the beautiful, cheerful things and moments. She finds them everywhere she goes. And tons of fun people, too!