Ukraine–“I’m heeeere”

I made it.

I absolutely could not sleep at all last night. My bus for the Rome airport was to leave at 6:10 a.m. I made certain not to drink any caffeine or eat any chocolate after 5:00 p.m. I had no nap. I found myself fading. Yet I still fell asleep around 3:00 a.m.

I have got myself so conditioned to thinking that I’m going to screw up a trip that now I don’t fall asleep. As a result, I was exhausted on the bus trip to Rome. The day was beautiful, sunny and warm as we drove through the mountains. The sun shone in on me through the bus window and I found myself nodding off. But not enough to catch any real sleep. Continue reading