Last night, as my flight from Seattle descended at dusk into San Jose, I saw fireworks crackle and pop amongst the stretch of buildings. It's a mind trip seeing how crazy tiny fireworks look from above– you'd miss them if you weren't keeping an eye out for them! It was markedly different observing these same fireworks from below, where they shoot for the moon and take over the sky.
This contrast was a literal display of perspective, something that I gain with each experience abroad and every trip that I take, near or far. I spent this weekend in Vancouver with my family, and it was a good dose of the exploration pill that I desperately needed. To think that this time last year, exploring was all I did... well, let's just say... can someone start a Kickstarter for a legit time machine, please?
While that idea is a pipe dream (for now), I guess I'll make do with the next best thing: re-living my travels by re-reading my blog posts about them. I realized that those posts were sprinkled throughout this past year with not much rhyme or reason, and wanted to house them collectively somewhere. Here we have it. Europe in Summer of 2015 in all its glory:
In other exciting travel-related news, I'll be back at it again in September! Flights are booked, friends have been convinced to come along to... the Balkans! Again! Croatia and Bosnia left an itch that has yet to be fully scratched, and so Cassandra and I (plus two of our favorites) are headed to Belgrade, Sarajevo, Dubrovnik, and Montenegro for two weeks in the fall. Recommendations welcome, as always.
Have you been to any of these cities? Which was your favorite? Did you have a good holiday weekend?