Posted by: travelwithcurls | May 5, 2009

Summarizing Travel

I’m in the process of reading Bill Bryson’s Neither Here Nor There which I received from  

 

Bill Brysons Neither Here Nor There

Bill Bryson’s Neither Here Nor There

a friend for my birthday last year. This book follows Bryson on his travels through Europe; his witty observations and tongue-in-cheek view of Europe are completely on point. During his chapter on Copenhagen, I came across this quote which absolutely summarized the way I feel about traveling and I thought I would share it with you:


 

Is there anything, apart from a really good chocolate cream pie and receiving a large unexpected check in the mail, to be finding yourself at large in a foreign city on a fair spring evening, loafing along unfamiliar streets in the long shadows of a lazy sunset, passing to gaze in shop windows or at some church or lovely square or tranquil stretch of quayside, hesitating at street corners to decide whether that cheerful and homey restaurant you will remember fondly for years is likely to lie down this street or that one? I just love it. I could spend my life arriving each evening in a new city.”

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