This is the third birthday I have celebrated in a foreign country. They have all been very anti climactic. Here is a recap:
20: The first birthday I celebrated abroad was my 20th birthday in Poland. I had a large joint birthday party with a friend a few weeks earlier and my birthday fell on a weekday. Everyone was tired and not going out, but some of my friends got me a birthday cake which we ate sitting in bed in our pajamas.
21: The next year I was in Spain for my birthday. It was also on a weeknight and even though twenty one is a huge deal in the U.S., its no deal at all in Spain where the drinking age is 18. Since I could already drink there, there was no reason to make a big deal out of going out to get a drink. I think I went out for dinner with my friends and we got a couple beers, but I´m not sure. I don´t even remember my 21st birthday!
25: This year I´m in Mexico and it is a Tuesday. Last night I went out for a late dinner with my housemates and some of their friends and didn´t get to bed until midnight (way past my bed time but I do get to sleep in an extra hour here). It was not a birthday dinner, but since I went out last night I don´t really want to do much tonight. I may go out for one drink or buy a bottle of wine to share with my housemates who have been so helpful the past few days.
Aaron and I got to celebrate my birthday last Thursday with an amazing dinner at Harvest. It was one of the best meals we have had in Madison and will definitely become our go to birthday or anniversary place. Plus they have half bottles of wine which is a nice option. Aaron got me a massage, facial, and pedicure for my birthday, which was a great way to spend the day. I already need another massage after travelling and another pedicure after walking in the streets here!
While last Thursday was great, its still not the same as celebrating on your actual birthday. I woke up feeling kind of crummy, but overall have been enjoying myself at work today.
Well, the attendant at the gym remembered that today was my birthday, so that pretty much made my day!