A Very Special Day

Vernazza, Italy

Everybody dreams… Most people dream about a big house, an expensive car or a closet full of designer shoes and bags. Don’t get me wrong, that’s absolutely fine. I also dream about all those things, especially bags! But most of all I dream about places. Places I want to visit, places I want to see, places I want to experience.

One of those places on my list was Vernazza in the National Park Cinque Terre in Italy. To answer why, I probably should tell the story behind it. Many years ago I had a big puzzle with a very beautiful scenery on it. The picture was full of colors: deep blue sea, white fishing boats, pink houses and a lot of green. But what attracted me most, was how secluded this place was, almost every picture that I could find was taken somewhere from above. It’s like nobody was allowed to interrupt the little peaceful routine that locals have created there.

The more I looked at that puzzle, the more I want to be a part of it. So I have made it my goal and I started my research. Pretty soon I found out that tourists were actually allowed and it was a very popular destination. So all I had to do is pick a date and book flight tickets. I will be honest, it did take me about 7 or maybe even more years to do that… But it’s all about being patient and waiting for a right time… And so it came when Eric and me decided to treat ourselves to a little mid year vacation to Italy. I knew immediately that it was my chance and I wasn’t gonna lose it.

Seeing it with my own eyes felt almost surreal. I just couldn’t put two imagines together – my puzzle and me. What made it even better, is a lovely surprise of a possibility to hike through the mountains along the coast back to the train station. And that’s where all the pieces came together – I saw the exact view that I dreamed of.

Let me know in the comments below what is your dream destination?

“Dreams don’t work unless you do”.
John C. Maxwell

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