"Travel is supposed to be about departure from the familiar. Whether the setting is the parched Kalahari Desert or the barrel - vaulted space of a Florentine cathedral, the point is to relinquish your everyday self to new surroundings and a new context. But then there’s another kinds of journey: one in which furthering self-knowledge is the very goal, with the route and even the destination secondary to that pursuit. On these trips, boutique hotels and Michelin- worthy dining aren’t just minor considerations, they’re no consideration at all." (Conde Nast Traveler, January 2014)
WATER SNAKE YEAR … it’s been illuminating.
…time to pop one out…REALLY!