I woke up this morning with a little bit of a sore throat and weak body. I imagine being out in the cold rain until 2:30am would do that to a person. I’ve been drinking lots of hot ginger tea and staying inside. It felt very good to get home today and be in a warm house where I could take a hot shower. I booked my first hostel in Barcelona this evening on the internet. I admit that I’m a little bit frightened to experience staying in a hostel – I’ll be sharing a room with 10 other people… But I’m up for the challenge, I am getting more excited about it as I think about it. In a way, my trip is officially starting when I go to Barcelona because I’ll really have to figure things out for myself. Money definitely buys you comfort when you’re traveling. Sometimes I have to make the decision of “should I pay the extra money to just be comfortable?”… It’s a difficult decision sometimes. It definitely makes me appreciate my home life and how simple life is when you create a home for yourself.