Travel broadens the mind and tightens the finances.
I can dispute neither of these things, having just returned from a short trip to attend The Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden*; it was a beautiful, exciting, enlightening and oh-so-expensive trip.
[ * Those of you from outside Europe will be none the wiser when I mention this event, but most folk from inside Europe will have a strong opinion about it one way of the other; a spectacular, high-camp evening of Europop and questionably partisan voting by 26 countries, you either love it or hate it. ]
Someone asked me recently what my favourite part of travel is.
Is it the planes? The boats? The trains? Well, no. Unlike most adventures in life, when it comes to international travel I prefer the destination to the journey; the part moving inside vehicles at high speed and hanging around in terminals is actually pretty dull.
Is it the food? The people? The people? The languages? The culture? Well, I love all of these things, it’s true. I like to try the local food delicacies, especially; reindeer in Norway a few years ago was a highlight, tho I didn’t have the heart to tell the young badgers that I ate Rudolf.
But none of these are my favourites right now.
I can confirm after an amazing trip full of wonder to Sweden via Denmark that my favourite part was the candy.
Of course, this may change when I run out.
So, ask me again tomorrow.
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