my 100th country! 🌍
this milestone checks off the second of my three mind-body-soul goals i set 1000 days before my big 4-0 bday… now with 161 days left, 2 down, 1 to go! ☝️ but truth be told, i actually don’t care about this arbitrary number of places... what i do care about are the personal-growth experiences that unfolded along the journey... as well as the inspiring people whose life paths serendipitously joined my own along the way... some whose connections grew so strong, we read one another’s thoughts - without a single word spoken. and some whose connections were born instantly like with this kind cape verdean who helped me - without a single word spoken. 🙏
simply put, my world journey fuels my personal journey. exploring the world compels me to explore within. travel provokes me to question my assumptions; travel begs me to live life with a sense of urgency; travel opens not only my eyes but also my heart; travel nourishes my soul. 🙌
the truth is, for me, travel is rarely about the place; it’s about the experience; it’s about the people. 💙 “it’s not down in any map; true places never are.” - herman melville
Today in our tour we visit Parma, in the Emiglio Romagna region ❤️ Parma is a real maelstrom of culture and it's famous for its architecture, music, art and food! 😍
Thanks to @alessiavslpaffanni for the beautiful pic 📸
Have you ever been to Parma?