When I heard this months topic, travel ‘pinch me’ moments, the first thing I thought of, the one most truly pinch me moment, was the first trip I took after arriving in the UK.
Growing up in New Zealand, you hear about all these amazing places; the Colosseum, The Empire State building the Pyramids… and the list could go on. But I’d never thought I’d visit any of them. That was a dream a long way off.
My first European trip outside of the UK was to France, Paris to be more specific.
It was that moment, standing underneath the Eiffel Tower that I experienced my first pinch me moment.
A simple weekend away, but it was the first time I realised how far away from home I was.
I had done it! I was in this place I had only dreamed about visiting.
I still have pinch me moments every time I travel. I may not have liked Lisbon that much but stepping out of the Metro, I did still have to pause , look around that first square and just go ‘Wow, I am here!’
I’m so grateful for the experiences that I’ve had while traveling overseas and if I do end up going home at the end of the year at least I can say it has been an amazing time in my life filled with numerous ‘pince me’moments.