More travelling moments

by izzoid

One moment from each day for a week from Thursday the 5th of December to Wednesday the 11th of December.

I can’t believe how long I have been doing this for. It really puts into perspective the amount of time I have been away from home. Over six months now. I left for America in June and then made my way to Europe. The end of my trip is close to finishing, yet home still feels so far away. I miss home. I’m missing Christmas with my family for the first time in my life. I’m missing Australian summer spent with friends going out, staying in, just enjoying the good times and chilled vibes of the summer heat waves and cool waters of the Easter Beaches. The beach. I don’t even go that often, even though its down the road from where I live. Yet I miss the idea of having it there. It’s comforting. It feels like home. I have always lived by the water and when I’m away from it I feel like something is missing.

This past week I’ve been in Amsterdam, Lisbon and Barcelona. Cities that are all by the water. Lisbon and Barcelona especially remind of being by the water back home. It’s comforting. Though in reminding me of home it makes me miss it more.

Travelling is one of the greatest experiences in life. As great as it is though it becomes a constant reminder of the things that make you feel at home. As my good old friend Dorothy Gale once said “there’s no place like home.”