I miss travel. Not just since current situation came about, but way before that. I am only truly happy when I am anywhere, but here.
I have travelled alone for yrs and meet the most amazing people, have made many friends and some great experiences.
But it's the simple things; food, shops, normal life. Getting involved with a village or town on that local level. I always shopped where the locals shop, not the "recommended" tourist places and love discovering new things , or buying what I think is tin of fish to find its fruit... I have rarely travelled Europe, sticking to India, Morocco, Egypt, and a little further afield.
Today I popped out to grab some bits. Needed fruit, veg, really needed butter beans....I love them. The usual places had almighty queues, so headed for the local International Supermarket. Heaven!!! Like being on holiday... Even grabbed some hibiscus tea which I lived on in Egypt. Have made a pot, will let it go cold and use as an iced drink later.
Nearly grabbed some Lays, but no ready salted!! But they had all that I wanted... Will shop there so much more now...even just to get that 'I'm on holiday' feeling.... #shopping #shoplocal #memories #smallwins #stayresilient