It’s been a hectic week back in America — family and friends to see, housing to find in DC (check), among other things. Tomorrow, I leave for my month long backpacking journey across Western Europe. Part of it is by myself, part of it is with a friend from college, and the last two weeks are with my good ol’ Pop. Papa Tran has wanted to see Europe for the longest time, and when he asked to come with me, how could I say no? We’ve got a backpack each, a heavy guide book, and reservations at some grungy hostels.