I’ve long believed travel to be one of the best instructors in life lessons. Whether positive or negative, different locations can leave a lasting impression and teach you something you might not have previously known, either about the destination or yourself. Here, in order of when I first visited them, are a few things I learned from the first ten countries I’ve traveled to.
Since I don’t travel full-time, I figured that instead of doing a monthly recap, I would recap each of my trips following the full posts. These recaps will contain highs, lows, logistics, funny anecdotes, pictures, etc. that I likely didn’t include in the full posts.
Without further ado, my Italy trip!
Every so often, you go to a place where – no matter how crowded, “overrated”, or its tourist-trap status – being there alters something within you, and you experience it on a profoundly deep level. On this trip, it was the Colosseum that made me feel that way more than any other location.
I will be the first to say when your morning starts with a view like this, there is nothing you can complain about:
I’ve always been known as the go-to camera girl; the girl who will always have her camera on hand and will use it. Friends and family members sometimes don’t bother to even bring one, because they know I will have mine. With that in mind, you can imagine my shock as I looked back through my pictures of Florence and discovered that I didn’t take a single photo of the statue of David. I went to Florence and didn’t take any pictures of one of the most famous statues in the world.
Granted, there are other factors that make it understandable (this being aside from the fact that you aren’t supposed to take pictures in the museum), but I’m getting ahead of myself. Continue reading “Florence, Italy: Part II – Bad Luck Turns into Good Luck”