Another close call: escaping a 6.2 Italian earthquake

As we were waiting for the plane to take us back home, I was thinking about how much this month in Europe has changed me. I was worried about when I go back, i would not be able to relate to friends, family and my old hang out spots like I used. This is the dark side about traveling. Yes, traveling usually changes you for the good; however, the post-travel blues is an actual issue. A lot of the things you used to relate to become unfamiliar. As if, you aren’t on the same page as your friends and loved ones anymore.

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After a few hours delay, we were on the plane ready to take us home. Little did I know, we just escaped a possible tragical and deathly event.

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My phone didn’t start to ring until around midnight when I arrived back home. I was confused to see so many people trying to get in contact with me. From ex girlfriends to friends I haven’t spoken to in years. I found out the news that there was a 6.2 earthquake in Central Italy. Places like Rome, Vatican city and Siena were hit. A lot of people were killed and many homes were ruined.

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As you can see from the photos, I probably escaped death. If we would had stayed one more day in Italy, we probably would had been caught in all the destruction. Now as I write this having more wisdom and experience, I’m truly lucky to escape all these close calls. Being bitten in the neck by a dog in Panama, somehow random strangers traded seats with me that led me away from all the sick people on my flight back from dubai; and, not being caught up in this 6.2 earthquake. It’s as if, someone is looking out for me. As if, I’m being protected by an unseen force. Whoever or whatever it is, it wants me alive.

Screenshot from wikipedia of the death toll

If you all want to read the news article, you can click on here. Thank you for reading this article. Stay safe and enjoy life!! You never know when it can be taken away. Much love everyone!

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  1. I know how you feel. We have had two potential life threatening events while travelling in our motor home the past two years. Last year a camper cap flew off a pickup truck and hit our driver-side windshield. If it had crashed on through we would have been in big trouble. This year, our brakes failed when we were driving in heavy stop-and-go traffic through a major city. Quick thinking on my husband’s part, and a rare break in traffic in the lane beside us avoided a dangerous crash.

    1. Wow that’s crazy! Happy you and your husband are safe. These are just what we go through as travelers. Even with these close calls, still we continue the same life. Stay safe!!

  2. Great post! I can understand you with that post travel issue!! For me, I thought that everything would be different now after three exciting months spent exploring Australia, Indonesia and Singapore.. But when I came back, I fell back into old negative mindsets very soon and felt extremely uninspired and empty.. I just recently spent 8 days in the UK and it’s crazy.. since I came back I just feel very happy and peaceful here in Hamburg.. Traveling is a little miracle sometimes <3
    Best, Lea

      1. I have been to the most scary earthquake experienced in my whole life while living and working in Taiwan that was I think in 1999. We lived near the center of the quake and yes I heard the earth before me seems moaning and rumbling beneath my feet. There’s a funny side of it… all the enemies say their forgiveness and sorries to each other and so on… in times like that I even laugh to myself witnessing it. Anyway, I survived and yes it was something I will never forget.

      2. Haha yeah, when people are facing death then tend to forgive each other. Wow that must had been crazy. My parents were in the big San Francisco earthquake that happened about 30 years. I have been in a few. It’s truly creepy to feel like a ball is going under your foot.

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