Having had my memory jogged by Paris by Cellphone’s post today, I wanted to share a special memory from my travels. On my first trip to Paris, Tour Saint Jacques was the first thing I remember seeing in the distance and saying to myself, “I want to find that”. (I hadn’t made it to the Eiffel Tower part of town yet)
Armed only with my Nikon and a Plan du Paris, I walked in the general direction of the tower. Not knowing the name, I couldn’t locate it on a map, but that was just as well because Paris is best explored on foot. When I think of all the things I would have missed out on had I had an agenda, well…I shudder to think!
…which means I have travel on the brain. My upcoming vacation can’t come soon enough, so I am thinking about one I took last year. I’m not sure if I will make it abroad again this year, so I am reminiscing about last year’s trip to Spain. The thrill of being in a foreign country with no agenda, with only signs to point you in the right direction… Ahhhhhh… This, to me, is magical because the possibilities are endless.
“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu