As each year has passed since being here, I've been left nothing short of amazed. The time has flown by and the experiences have only gotten better. Of course those experiences have come with their minor challenges, such as a gimpy foot, last minute change of plans, food poisoning, and the likes. But the good, (ie. motorcycle rides up the Coasta Brava in Spain, glacier walking in Norway, and a paradise escape from the worst winter in 30 years) has far outweighed the bad.