31 Days Challenge, Day 21 – Why Settle?

What do you do when your plans don’t go as you wish and you find yourself in a different situation? I’m gonna tell you, you just enjoy it.

This June I went to Brussels, through Couchsurfing. Already had more than a couple of experiences and I’ve always met nice and interesting people, with whom I still keep in touch. So now I accepted accommodation from a Romanian guy. At some point, I thought to myself that it would be funny that this is the only time I get into trouble, but I let all that go because I thought that he’s the same nationality as me and he wouldn’t do anything wrong.

So I arrive in Brussels and meet with him, we go groceries shopping and ice cream eating and then home. I start making dinner and I find myself being hugged from behind and kissed on the neck. ‘Okay now, wtf…’. I try to explain to the guy how things work and usually what Couchsurfing means, but he said he felt this strong connection between us. Bottom line, he got kinda upset.

The next morning, he went to work and I started wandering around the city and meeting some friends I had there. I checked-in on Facebook with them, had fun, added pics, etc.

 

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In the evening when I meet with my host, he was still upset and I tried understanding what was wrong. Apparently, it was disrespectful of me to check-in with other guys when I stayed at his place… And he started acting like a child.

I started packing my things and at 11PM I left his apartment to go to one of my friends who was a student in Namur, a small city at 1h30 ride by train from Brussels. Oh, and he lived in a dorm room. So, at 1AM we started cleaning one room so that I could sleep there. Even then, I remember laughing so hard on this situation and experience.

And for the next 4 days I spent my time in such lovely company with my friend and his colleagues, that I do not regret leaving that night with my bags and wandering in a city I had just arrived in.

I returned to Brussels the next day to meet a dear friend with whom I had no time to meet in Bucharest – one of those delightful coincidences.

So instead of just spending my time in Brussels, I had the time of my life in Namur and spent one wonderful day on a trip to Bruges with the people I had just met. I laughed, I ate icecream, I had fun, I took lots of pictures, I received a heart balloon that I took on a trip, I recorded videos of all, I loved it! And as a souvenir, I kept the keys from the dorm room, haha!

 

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Believe me when I say everything happens for a reason, even though we don’t know what that reason is. Now I would like you to think of a time when you were denied one thing or a moment when things didn’t go as planned and analyze if it wasn’t for the best, in the end.

 

In Bruges, I found this cute little Hello Kitty Bracelet on the pavement!

In Bruges, I found this cute little Hello Kitty Bracelet on the pavement!

 

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