This is the first time I’m taking part in Writer’s Quote Wednesday blog event hosted by Silver Threading and I hope to make it a regular thing. To go along with the whole theme of my blog, I would be choosing travel related quotes to keep your wanderlust burning.
Anita Desai is an Indian novelist, who has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times.
I loved this quote as it resonated deeply with me. It is so true, in fact.
Isn’t it a distant memory from UK that I’m now showing Mr. Bean cartoons to my daughter and watch it together with her, with a smile on my face? (Occasionally, I would be drinking milky tea at the same time – a drink, which I thought was completely wrong at first, but somehow it grew on me).
As a homage to my exchange student days in Austria, I still often order a white wine spritzer – weiss gespritzt.
Hamburg is largely responsible for me going crazy about Christmas market, Weinachtsmarkt, with its gluehwein and the smell of cinnamon in the air.
Shanghai made me almost immune to relocation worries. Language? Not a problem. A different culture? Nothing impossible to deal with. Foreign customs? All the more fun. It was so different that now that experience is hard to beat.
Moscow made me value time. A lot. Hours in traffic, endless city, spending more time getting somewhere than being there. Life is too short for an overcomplicated transport system.
Czech.. I guess, I would be able to tell you what I learnt from this place from a distance. For now, we are still in a process of transfusion.