“There is an urge to say, ‘I was here, I saw this and it mattered to me.”
From faraway France 🇫🇷 to the intimate settings of your own bedroom 🛌 , De Botton explores what it means to travel. As it seems, it can happen anywhere. He also brings along with him “travel guides”, historical/literary heroes like Flaubert, Alexander Humboldt, Vincent Van Gogh 🖼 and many others, using their personal wisdom to expound on travelling and art, which I found to be very special and eye-opening 🎀✨
You’ll become a more mindful traveller 💭 and think twice about trying to “explore the whole of Europe in 7 days”. You’ll also start to bring so much more to the table of your own travels.
Word painting 🖍 and sketching will open up details in the scenes before you – whether it’s a mountain 🗻 or a menu. A completely lovely read about, quite literally, the ART of travel 🖌
Curiosity level: 😻 Amazement