So, I close my eyes, and there I am, a passenger in a car, well leaned back in the seat, the music is on, and I feel that fresh breeze, sea breeze.Yes, I am in the middle of the sea, on the road, going to Key West, USA.
It has been a busy week, starting with lovely Leila's Faroe Islands, then The Golden Temple, then off to Hong Kong followed by The lost city of the Incas in Peru and then yesterday Jazz took us to her beloved Jamaica. Against all odds I managed to tear myself loose from the rum, grilled lobster and that reggae beach party (but they had to carry me screaming on that plane.. ha ha ) And here I am.
And travel is not only about the destination is it? Travel to me is also about, well, the travel itself, when you are .. not anywhere, when you're just going from somewhere to somewhere. Whether it is on a plane, in a car, in a bus, on a train, on a bike, walking or just traveling off in your mind. The journey itself can be memorable enough ( in many different ways...)
One of the most cherished travel memory (travel travel) for me was the drive we took down to Key West. That road and the bridges going on forever - in the middle of the sea was amazing. I remember sitting there, leaned back in the seat, seeing nothing but blue blue sea on both sides. Just that feeling of cruising along, and having this intense feeling of happiness: this is so great! For a sea-lover like me, this was simply The Ultimate Drive!
Yeah, yeah.. I know - not all travels are as pleasant as this. The amount of travel stories are many and yes, can cause a lot of stress for happy travelers just looking forward to get to their dream destination asap. But when the travel is good, it can be sooo good, and a nice opportunity to admire the scenery drifting by. Maybe that's why going slow - in trains, boats, walking- appeals to me. I have had some good moments going slow somewhere, philosophizing on the way..
So, what about you, dear reader. Did you have any awesome travel-experiences... or some not-so-nice-ones?
Well, I can promise you that on Monday we will not travel slow. Because on Monday we are traveling far away again, to a place which is very close to my hearth. I am very excited to take you with me to... L.....
1-30 April I participate in the A to Z blogger challenge, and this post is written as a part of that challenge. Check out some amazing participating blogs here. My theme for the challenge is Dream Destinations. I hope you had fun coming along? Please stay tuned for a new destination On Monday.