I loved those long yearly trips away from home, everything so different, people, language, landscape, food, means of transport… It felt like being in another world and changing personality in a way.
In those days, we would decide which part of the world we would travel to, and then I would let Roland plan the trip for us.
I’ve always been hopeless at reading maps, must admit I have no sense of direction whatsoever, and don’t like too much planning ahead when travelling. So I didn’t mind being a follower 🙂
When our daughter was born, those yearly trips stopped, but we didn’t miss them. Life was simply different.
on a trip alone … and enjoyed it. In a totally different way, though. I like going on my own, do minimal planning and let things happen on the spur of the moment. I enjoy a three or four day trip, taking lots of photos, keeping no regular hours, and going where my fancy will take me.
Next week, I’ll be travelling to Florence. I have made a reservation for the Uffizzi, because I know that otherwise, I’ll have to queue for two or three hours. But other than that, I’ll do whatever happens to suit me when I’m there.
Short trips on my own, a different way of travelling, better suited to my age.
On a daily basis, I upload quite a lot of photos onto my flickr account, but I choose one a day, which I blog at my Photoblog: Claude’s Daily Snap
If you live in Paris or happen to be in Paris, before May 27th, don’t miss the exhibition of Willy Ronis‘s photos at Hôtel de Ville. No need to speak French to see these wonderful photos.
Pay a visit to Lucy who just turned 84! Happy birthday, Lucy!