What a wonderful experience to see The Tour De France in person! I am very tired after a long weekend of very little sleep and no shower, other then the shower from nature I was blessed with on Friday afternoon, and a dip in the cold river streams of the mountains on Saturday. It was all worth it to see The Tour! I spoiled myself with a relatively nice hotel room last night, a long shower, and probably the best night's rest I have ever had.
I am still feeling very lazy today, but had many things to take care of. I found an apartment here in San Sebastion for little money and plan to stay here for some time. I have done most of the things that i set out to do and feel content staying in this town for a while. The only other place I feel a need to go to in Europe is Stockholm Sweden. Being that Amsterdam is in direct route I will be certain to stop there as well. My good friends Chad and Erik are planning to visit me somewhere but we have yet to determine a spot to meet. I have learned that my money sitch is a bit grave (a word used in Spanish often), and that I will have to cut back on moving around soo much and probably even get some small job to help pay for expenses. From what I can tell so far certainly San Sebastian could be a candidate for that spot... there is surf and beach activity here, and it is a cool Spanish town that is more laid back then Barcelona or Madrid.
Come the end of August I will have to decide to either try to make it to Asia or back to South America where it is inexpensive. Some of Thailand and Cambodia I would really like to see because of so many people I have met who rave about it. It will depend on my money situation however, and time here with a job perhaps will determine whether or not I continue East or head back West.
Keep an eye out for photos some days in the next week or so...I have to get them burned to a CD first. The internet cafes here are Expensive $$$!!! so I have to limit my time for use.
By the way, I would like to apolagize for my public display of annoyance with this website. I did however, get a response from the folks at MyTripJournal.com because of it, and they have been very good about trying to accomodate and make changes to help assist in the use of their site. I am very happy that I have the opportunity to share with friends and family my experiences through the use of this website.