“Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.” ~ Isabelle Eberhardt
In my everyday home life I’m a very sedentary soul. Of course I go places, my current daily work commute between North London and New Malden not to mention pootling around to visit family and friends. But I don’t walk much, as both my day job and this blog require a lot of desk time.
When I’m travelling, I’m a totally different animal and I love nothing more than to explore new places, and to get out there and see all the sights. Our travel style is still fairly gentle – we don’t try and cram too much into each day, giving ourselves time for leisurely meals and coffee stops, and to sit and observe and enjoy. But for us, a holiday is very much about getting out to see the world and finding all those ‘elsewheres’. We aren’t sunbathers but a sunny blue sky is always a bonus!
This beautiful autumnal scene was taken in Portugal’s wonderfully gastronomic Alentejo region earlier this year; at this moment, I was standing on the terrace of one of the many modern wineries looking out over their vineyards and surrounding fields.
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