I’ve been away so long because I’ve been to this place.
It was not my first choice but in the current climate, beggars cannot be choosy. I had never been here before. You might say after 32 years in Europe I must have been in this place at least once. Especially when it isn’t really that far. Just a thousand kilometers from where I live. But it isn’t my thing. I am more of a southern type of girl. Ragged coastlines and plenty of sun and laid back atmosphere, that’s more my cup of tea.
But surprise, surprise! I like the place! No, I love it! I love it so much I could live there. Must be the mountains juxtaposed with water which reminds me of my childhood that did it. Not sure. Could be also the scarcity of buildings and people coupled with peace and quiet. Anyway, it didn’t feel like a vacation, it felt like home.
And the food? Another surprise. Tasty and made with love. I thought this kind of cuisine will not suit me but it turned out I could eat anything as long as it tastes good. And the spring water I tasted and splashed my face during a hike to a series of waterfalls, I would gladly bottled gallons of it and if it was allowed, I jump right in and wallow in that clear, clear water. Another reminder of home.
Another thing that new is___ I have never been a wine drinker. Occasionally, when a meal calls for it but on this holiday, I drink wine almost every night. Their wine is so good that I even bought two bottles to take home. A bit pricey but I reckon how many times I encounter a wine that drinks so easily it could have been a lemonade. So, I give in and purchased a couple of bottles.
And what do you know… I even found a house I would like to settle in. It is a Tirol version of our current abode I find. Pity, it isn’t for sale. And even then… It would be a stretch.
I’ll be back I know for sure. Perhaps not in this exact same place but somewhere around this vast area. The magic of the mountains finally got me and I think it will stay with me for a long time if not forever.
There is only one downside I experienced during my stay in this tranquil paradise. My eyes for some unknown reason were always puffy as if I did nothing but cried whole night. I have no idea why. Could be the altitude or some foreign allergens in the air but I had my nose spray with me, my allergy pills and some cortison tablets the doctor had prescribed in case my allergy gets worse but unfortunately it didn’t help. A small price to pay I find.
On the way to this place, I have been in other beautiful places worth blogging about. We took the car for the first time ever instead of a plane. I did other road trips before but not quite like this one. This time we didn’t hurry. We did it in three days. Stopping when we wanted to and exploring where we parked. We experienced memorable moments and encountered memorable beings that I seriously considering to start vlogging. And why not? I’m always on the road anyway, why not share it with the world.
I will think about it, consider the pros and cons and as you know by now, I’m so much attached to my privacy so, it is worth thinking over.
We will purchase a mobile home next year and I’m sure it will be the start of a whole new adventure.
I hope you’ve missed me. 🙂
Till next time.