Sometimes you visit a place and love it so much, you don’t want to leave!
Where is that place for you?
For me, I’ve felt like that about many places. For the last few years, it’s been Japan – Kyoto in particular, which we’ve now spent a total of 18 nights in but still want to go back. There are several safari camps in East and Southern Africa – safari is such a thrilling experience, not just the close-up sightings of the predators, elephants, hippos, giraffes, rhinos but also the quiet observation of birds and insects and the smaller animals. Antarctica as a whole, and Salisbury Plain in South Georgia in particular – stepping ashore amid half a million penguins is one of the most awe-inducing experiences I’ve ever enjoyed. I felt like I could stay forever!
This quote is one of many I love by Kahlil Gibran, a Lebanese-American poet best known for his inspirational book, The Prophet, published in 1923. In the guise of discussions between the principle character, Almustafa and those he encounters, the book shares inspirational passages on so much of the human condition; “love, marriage, children, giving, eating and drinking, work, joy and sorrow, houses, clothes, buying and selling, crime and punishment, laws, freedom, reason and passion, pain, self-knowledge, teaching, friendship, talking, time, good and evil, prayer, pleasure, beauty, religion, and death.” (Wiki) Several passages from his book are popular as readings for weddings and at funerals.
The Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, Iceland is a striking building, incredibly photogenic from so many different angles – a playground of potential images for any avid photographer!
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