I simply do not want this to end. As the final week comes rapidly to a close, I am faced with overwhelming feelings of fear and dread of what I am to do post-study abroad. I just have to go back to work after the most amazing month of my life? But I am taking it day by day, hour by hour, and feeling thankful that I even had this experience in the first place and was able to meet the most amazing people. I wish I could express just how thankful I am to every single person on this trip and for them to know that I will never forget the experiences that we have had together.

Over the course of the last two weeks, we have sat on a bus for more hours than I can count, but it was all worth it. First we went to Portugal with We Love Spain, and I truly saw one of the most beautiful beaches in my entire life. Everyone got absolutely burnt, but the laughs, the ocean, and the time with friends made up for it. From dancing the night away, to playing card games with friends, it was a trip that will stay with me for life. My friends and I went to a restaurant on Saturday night for dinner, and as I was looking at all of them I realized that this isn’t going to last forever. Now, I do not do well with change, so I’m sure you can understand my feelings of distress. I love these people.

This last weekend we went on another trip to Morocco. Quite the whirlwind of a trip and I was so drowsy off of dramamine that I believed I was going to fall asleep standing up.The travel was long but I loved taking the ferry and my friend Kaia and I sat outside the whole way looking for dolphins. On Saturday we went to Chefchaouen, and witnessed the most gorgeous blues. After that, we went to the fantasy dinner and it was so fun to see everyone dancing and just hanging out with one another. Truly a precious time.

Recently I have been thinking about my life here in comparison to my life in the United States. When I get back to Hawai’i, I definitely think my bedtime is going to change from 9pm. Being here for this month has made it so easy to adapt to the culture. Sure, there are some things I miss like grocery stores being open all night long or Chipotle, but that doesn’t change the fact that this place has changed me for the better. I am going to miss everyone so much and I hope that I will get to see them again soon.

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