When we first set out to plan our epic European itinerary, we thought going to Barcelona wouldn’t be an issue in terms of a language-barrier. Boy oh boy, were we wrong!
Lets start at the beginning of the planning. Eldris was looking into things to do in the other cities we were going to be visiting and preparing her excel sheet (yes, she does excel sheets! more on that in a future post LOL). I started my research on the first leg of our trip; Barcelona.
For most of my life I lived in sunny Miami, Florida. It was pretty cool, I loved my city. Naturally, everyone assumed that I was from there. However, the reality is that I was born in Fort Worth, Texas. I had almost no memory of my time there since my parents moved our family when I was about 3 or 4 years old. In my mind, I had no other hometown other than Miami.
When my peers would assume that I was born in Miami, I would correct them and tell them the truth. None of them had ever heard of Fort Worth. They had, however, heard of Texas and automatically assumed I was from the Wild Wild West. SMH. It would irk me to no end. They’d ask: do you ride horses to get to places? Are there any actual roads? Did you live in a farm? Were you born in a farm??? How many cowboys do you know? And my favorite (sike!); did you have to milk a lot of cows?!
OMPT, for short, is comprised of the #travelingbesties: Eldris & Delmy. We’ve been best friends for nearly 20 years! For a while now we’ve been traveling and going on epic adventures together. We came up with OMPT, in part, as a way to share our experiences traveling the world with our peers back home. We believe just about anyone can travel the world with the right budget, just as we do.We’ll bring you travel deals, tips and tricks. We also like to keep ourselves up to date on any pertinent travel news, so we’re dedicating a whole page to that. You’ll also find awesome photos of our trips, both together and individually. We hope you enjoy our page and follow us on our social media platforms as well (links at the top for FB & IG)!