He gets out of the bus first and then he holds out his hand so I can descend the little stairs easily and step into the night, onto the wet pavement. Backpacks on our backs, hand in hand, we walk through a city that appears to be sleeping. It’s near midnight and the moon is shining bright through the clouds. It is raining. There is no one to be seen in the little alleyways. We are exploring this city we have never seen before, in a way that not many people do. The little bridges are lighted by only the streetlights and the water seems to sparkle. I look at him and my heart swells. He is on his knees, taking a picture of the glittering water, trying to catch the reflection of this gorgeous city. Then he turns around and looks at me. Our clothes are soaked and our hair is sticking to our faces, but we don’t care. We look at each other and the way the light catches in his eyes, makes me think of our very first kiss. So similar, four years later, on our anniversary trip to Venice ♥
I am SO bad at geography. Seriously, it’s not even funny. In high school, I always got the lowest possible score for that subject. I just really didn’t care where I could find the Mississippi river or what the capital of Honduras is. But now, I’d like to go everywhere. Visit cities and countries I’ve never been before, see nature’s wonders and who knows, maybe actually take a boatride on the Mississippi…
Your own country can be as amazing as a place far, far away. Last week I posted a list of six things that I still want to do in my own country, to visit places and museums I’ve never been before. One of the things on my list was going to Vianen and see cat art in the Stedelijk Museum.
So, it’s finally time for my first blogpost on this new blog! Hi! I’ve been thinking about starting a travelblog for a while now, because I love traveling (obviously), and I also really love photography which is, if you ask me, a perfect combination. I am already a bookblogger for quite some time now, and I will still be doing that, for I love reading as much as I love traveling. But I wanted to try something new, too.
I’ve hesitated for a while to start this blog, because I don’t travel 24/7. I’m just a normal girl, living a normal life and having a normal job. Okay, that’s not quite fair, because my job is the best: I literally buy books for a living. What more could a booklover want? But I always thought being a travelblogger meant you had to always be somewhere other than home. And I really love to be home as well.
But then I realized that this was something that I really wanted to do. So why not try? Life is too short to only dream, so why not travel to <insert the place you’ve always wanted to go> right now, and why not start a travel blog if you really want to?