As is the case with love affairs, the romance of a vacation dies in logistics.
Thanks for the ride. Lean, clean, brilliant, witty writing. Returning home is the only sad thing.
Very nicely done. Such a light surface, but so much going on underneath, some of it too dark to look at for more than an instant. (True of both Rome and your excellent piece.)
Brilliant and true. But I have decided the trick to many great trips is minimal planning, not more…
Yes, everyone knows something about me that I don’t. Truth.
Very funny Sophia. As a big time world traveler I have made, I think, every mistake you outline and quite a few more. Let's not forget eating something very wrong, or falling asleep on a train to find yourself very far from your destination. Thanks
So many shiny gems, including: "the kaftan . . . a bright, extravagant affair that will end up hanging in the part of your closet you’ve designated for 'special occasions'—so special that they never come."
Love this. Clarity and voice.
An ideal format for travel writing. Wide, intent, vivid. Just a joy to read from start to finish.
Terrific first line! I need to read more of this when I have time.
“You must be spooked once to have experienced a city” -- best travel advice I have ever read.
Wondering how you would record a trip to Italy if made in your second decade
What stunning writing about my beloved chaotic home. (call me next time & I’ll tell you where the good stuff is 😉)
You have no idea how much this resonates with me 💘after coming home from a two week euro trip feeling sapped of energy and not rejuvenated at all, the game of logistics always reminds me why. Thanks for poignantly piecing your experiences together for us in a way that is so universal. 🏼
Anche io. Even learned the lingo
As a cat dad, "ruins" resonated with me. 🙂