In yesterday's final blog post for the Sakura Bloom Sling Diaries, I wrote about the theme of travel...
...specifically, in part, the bliss of travel. To me, travel bliss is something different than merely being happy with traveling. To feel bliss while traveling is to be in a place that gives you a certain feeling that I just can't describe. It's something you just feel to the core of your soul when you're there. It's relaxation combined with happiness combined with the feeling that you've come home.
The little town of Annecy is one of those places for me.
There's just something about it. The second we begin walking through the park towards the lake, a park that is often filled with families having a picnic or running and playing, I just feel at home, like I belong there.
That little town of canals is somewhere I could live in a heartbeat. Annecy is a very active city, with running and biking trails along the lake, and a ton of roller bladers to boot (yep, that's still a thing here). Paddle boats and swans dot the lake, tiny boats fill the canal by the carousel, and the town, the shops, it's just all so magical to me. I love to grab a renverse at Cafe des Ducs when we arrive, stare at the Bastille in the canal (who knew you could fall in love with a prison!), and people watch.
It's where you'll find me swooning over every piece of ceramics in one of my favorite shops. It's where it seems I can always find fig gelato. It's where you feel like you can get lost on all the ancient cobblestone and winding alleys and hills. It's where we always find something new, no matter how often we make the daytrip. It is the Venice of France, and oh so much more.
Pardon me while I wax poetic over one of my favorite cities in the whole wide world. So now it's your turn: what cities bring you absolute travel bliss?
A la prochaine friends...