Since my last post, I have traveled to France, Vietnam, Thailand, and then Spain. Yet, Italy is still the one place that keeps inspiring me to think, to write, and to share my pictures with you.
I could have written a post on my favourite places in Aix-en-Provence, on the traditions of Vietnamese New Year, on my impressions of Bangkok, on how much I love Barcelona or even on the most wonderful dining experience in Girona – but I kept postponing… until Rome.
Still, Rome… is where my heart is. This is why:
A few steps away from my apartment is a cherry-blossom street. On a Sunday afternoon, amid a thousand of assignments, I decided to take a 15-min break.
It turned to be a relaxing and inspirational walk as the street was free from running cars and filled with elegant cherry-blossom trees. Spring has come to my neigbourhood! I thought to myself I should have done this more often and admired the beauty of everyday life, something that is often overlooked.
I cherished every moment of the walk because I know that… cherry blossom trees can be anywhere but cherry blossoms against an opaque orange wall? What a beautiful sight! It has to be in Rome. And an old white Fiat under a cherry blossom tree in front of an opaque orange building? Nothing is more Italian than that!
Today is a rainy and windy day in Rome. How lucky I am to have taken that break on a sunny day. Even if it is sunny again, will the blossoms stay the same after all the rains and winds? Now that I think about it, I only have 10 months left in Italy. That sounds like a lot of time but trust me… that is not.
Let me know if you want to know the name of the street and take the walk by yourself.
06 March, 2017