Monday, September 15, 2008

Ciao! Arrivederci! Au Revoir! I'M OUT!


Butterflies are eating away at my intestines right now, they're fluttering up into my throat, they're making heart beat just a little bit faster than usual.

In about five hours I am boarding a plane to London......I'll be gone, alone, for two months.

Sure, I don't deserve a medal, people do this kind of thing all the time.....but not anyone that I know ;) By next week I will have had high tea, attempted to get a British guard to share a pint with me when he get off work and can "talk." I will have done things that are English cliche's and hopefully, while I'm sitting in Paris eating a croissant and writing my blogs I'll have some stories worth telling.

My iPod is fully loaded; Joshua Radin is going to sing me to sleep until I wake up across the water. Santogold is going to WAKE ME UP and make me want to party and hopefully a little Fleet Foxes will calm my butterflies down to a steady flutter.

For the next two months I'll be blogging from London, Paris, Zurich, Florence, Munich, Berlin, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Amsterdam....with some cities in between.

Me, my camera, my moxie and my guidebooks will do their best to document the whole thing.....so I'm OFF!

Tata!

52 comments:

Libby said...

bon voyage & good luck!!!

Name: Songer said...

Let me know if you end up meeting up with my friends. They're great and excellent hosts.

nicoleantoinette said...

I think I've said this via every possible form of communication today but... AHHH! HAVE FUN!!

Hillary said...

Have a fabulous time! Can't wait to read your stories.

Paula said...

Bon voyage!! Hope you get the best out of your trip - i know you'll DEFINITELY make the best of any opportunities that are presented to you. And have fun!!! :)

Jeanne said...

have a wonderful time!!!!! and share!

Alya said...

Have an absolutely amazing time! If u need any recommendations, just ask because I've been to most of these places and they're great :)

Surfergrrl said...

Have an amazing time and i can't wait to read your blogs from abroad.

well-intentioned heartbreaker said...

have so much fun!! =)

and please, do have a pint with a guard. and document it. thank you.

Sizzle said...

Have fun on your adventure!

Camels & Chocolate said...

I am SO excited for you!!! You have no idea!

Katelin said...

oh my gosh lady have a great time! :)

tmamone said...

Have fun! Is it alright if I live vicariously through you?

Dana said...

i am so jealous... i hope you have a great time!!!

Lauren said...

Have a great time!! Can't wait to see the pictures!

My boyfriend is from London, so if you need any recommendations, let me know! :)

claire said...

i love your playlist. i want your life.

ANG* said...

ahhhhhh good luck! and have fun. it'll be great to read about all your amazing adventures :)

Larissa said...

Have a fabulous adventure! Can't wait to read about it as you blog from abroad.

transienttravels said...

What you're doing is really impressive - I can't wait to read about your adventures!

Trixie Firecracker said...

Good luck and enjoy your trip to Europe! I heard Stockholm is literally utopic!

Sarah said...

good luck! you are totes my hero for taking such an adventurous trip. i'll be living vicariously through your blog.

Dolce said...

You are in inspiration!!!! Best of Luck Chelsea! I can't wait to hear all the stories!

Auburn Kat said...

Wow! Good for you..have a fun and safe trip!

callalily said...

i definitely wish i was doing what you are!!! have the greatest time ever, cant wait to read about all the adventures!!!

sid said...

Just got back from Europe 2 months ago. Spent a month there. God I loved London and Florence. You have to try to fit Venice in as well. It's expensive as hell. Not that impressed by Paris - smelt like pee. Hope you return with great tales of adventure.

wanderingtex said...

let me know if you want to hang out or need a place to crash in munich!!! oktoberfest is coming up! :)

DomestiGals said...

Good for you, Chelsea! You will have an amazing trip. I'm here if you need anything... cheers, jen

teabelly said...

You will have a fabulous time, and I hope my city is good to you. Can't wait to see what you see. Maybe it'll inspire me to get out and about more and take advantage of this place?

Viviane said...

Oooh Munich, have a great time here!!! And all the other cities sound great too, the entire trip sounds awesome!

JayVee said...

have fun! Look forward to reading about your adventures overseas!

Brigid said...

Oh I envy you. What made you take this trip?

Sara Jane said...

Have fun! I can't wait to hear about that your adventures bring!

PS- I'm so jealous!

Bombchell said...

awww have fun!!!!!!!!

so lucky to be travelling to all these places. im not sure if its for fun or a gig, so I'd check out older posts.

Jamie said...

Have an amazing time!

Melain said...

HOLY HELL I'm excited for you! I just can't wait to see what kinds of silliness you get into! Maybe delicious Brit will sweep you off your feet and put an end to your romance drought. Bet of luck Darling!

Jade said...

I'm going to do what you're doing...someday...not kidding.

GOOD LUCK! BE SAFE!!!!!!!

Lizzie M said...

Good luck!! I am sooo jealous and I can't wait to hear about all the adventures!! :)

Kyla Bea said...

Have an amazing time!!

Jess said...

This sounds AWESOME. Have a fabulous time!

orangemagoric said...

Holy crap! Have so much fun! I am insanely jealous of how amazing that trip sounds. Try to hit up some Italia for me ;)

Nico said...

Godspeed miss Chelsea, we're rooting for ya!

Ben said...

It's going to be fun.. or hell, but most likely fun.

If I lived in London I would offer to take you for a drink or two, but I don't.

Wish I could afford to jump around Europe a bit myself (I've only been to a few of the places on your list).

Bayjb said...

Good luck and safe travels! I can't wait to read all about it!

irunwithscissors said...

Yay! Have too much fun! I wish I could come!

Sassy Molassy said...

Sounds fabulous! Will you be working at all or freelance writing? AKA HOW in the heck are you affording TWO WHOLE MONTHS traveling?? I'm soooo jealous. Can't wait for the fun stories to come. Enjoy.

m said...

be safe. don't take drinks from anyone.
how do you finance all this!!

Princess Pointful said...

I am more jealous than you could know. Have an absolutely amazing trip.

MsPuddin said...

big life move congrats! at first I thought you werent blogging anymore. but you are! so good luck on your journey.

mebeingrandom said...

I am so jealous! Have a great trip!

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SWEET WISHES, I RALL APPRECIATE IT!!! as for how can I afford it??? WELL, I gave up m apartment in nyc, for one, which saved me a big chunk of change....then, i JUST SAVED a lot, went back and stayed with my family for a month so Id have less expenses and became somewhat of a recluse, rarely leaving my house so i COULD AVOID PAYING FOR GAS........then, came out here willing to mayyyybbbbe raack up a bit f debt....ha.

Oh...dear me said...

Chelsea be careful the last time I went to London for 2 months I stayed for 8 years! hehe have a blast!

kilax said...

I'm so excited for you!

 
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