The Lazy Travelers, They’re On To Something
We were happy to catch up with Ashley & Carolyn recently, aka the “Lazy Travelers”. We threw some interesting and odd questions at them to see how they would respond and we loved they’re responses! So sit back, take a read, and find out why sometimes being lazy while traveling is just the best darn way to get to know a new country.
Most recently, we met up in Budapest after not seeing each other for four months. We were both exhausted after long travel days, but we ditched our significant others for a night of best friend catch-up (read: gossiping and drinking too much wine) at The Bar at Four Season Gresham Palace. We enjoyed the views of the Danube, did a full wine tasting, sampled some of the most delicious foie gras and schnitzel… and didn’t realize until the next day that on our first day in Budapest, we never actually left the hotel.
We had had more wine than four people should really consume over the course of one day—perhaps even one year. Needless to say, we were feeling it by the time we headed home. We got split up at the train station (because one drunky maybe jumped on a random train and the hubs had to chase after her? Details aren’t important…), and the four of us—without functioning cell phones and a clear idea of where we lived, exactly—had to find our way home in two separate groups. Luckily, and thanks to the help of some very friendly locals, we all made it back in one piece, but if we could go back in time, we probably would have been more responsible drinkers.
And thus is the story of our lives.
(Full disclosure: we say this without having visited South America, Africa, or Antarctica… though we would love to know if anyone has ever answered Antarctica for this question).
For us, that happens to mean extra time dedicated to eating food and imbibing the local drink of choice. Our favorite days are the ones spent eating local fare, chatting up the staff and our fellow bar or restaurant patrons… even if it does end with getting lost in Vienna in the middle of the night.