I chanced upon this quotation recently.
“Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature.”
Ahh, sweet. My travel plans for London & Edinburgh are all firmed up (yeah, I chose Scottish Whisky over Parisian Macaroons). I’m looking forward to visiting Ms. J & Ms. F in London, and even more so for my lone 4-day travel up to Edinburgh & the highlands.
Edinburgh’s going to be my first “real” trip alone. Sure, I have travelled alone by myself – work trips to Seoul, Bangkok and the one-year graduate school in Sydney, but that’s different. They were circumstantial decisions taken, rather than unfettered choices.
And, you know your relationship with yourself (and food & travel) has progressed to another level when you booked a dinner table for 1 at a michelin-starred restaurant. And no, I’m not going to bring a book, nor my iphone to the dinner.
It will be just me, enjoying the food and the solitude. Salut!