- In London my phone broke – 90 euros to repair.
- In Budapest my phone broke again – 110 euros to repair.
- In Lagos my necklace broke – 5 euros to repair.
But that list is nothing compared to the newest broken item:
My external hard drive.
Let’s first discuss how this external hard drive stored all of my photos from the past four months of my trip. All of them. And like a dummy, I didn’t back them up. I had one copy, and that was the external hard drive.
Yup. Oh boy.
But I knew I was playing Russian Roulette with my photos, so I decided to do a hard back up today. And literally right before I got started, my computer informed me:
So basically my external hard drive wouldn’t mount to my computer or any other computer.
I took it to an IT store in Porto, but they said 1. it would take two weeks 2. I had to pick it back up at this store (they wouldn’t ship it) and 3. it would cost about $250.
So that’s a no.
I looked up the external hard drive brand (Seagate), but they quoted me $500.
Then I remembered – the IT guys back at my old work said that if I ever needed anything, I should reach out to them. And so that’s exactly what I did.
I headed straight out to the post office and shipped it this afternoon (after realizing I forgot my wallet, ran to my hostel, ran back to the post office, and paid the shipping). And after an emotionally and physically exhausting day, I sat down in the hostel kitchen to eat some dinner and charge my phone.
And that’s when my electrical adapter broke. You know – the thing that lets me charge / use my devices while in Europe.
Because I have a flight early the next morning, I quickly ran back to the IT store to buy another adapter.
Honestly. This day. Can I go to bed yet?