What does exactly it means when we visit a city and say it is beautiful? It’s hard to define beauty. This is a very particular matter that depends a lot on each one’s point of view.
Do you remember when, not long ago, the only way you could discover a city before visiting it was buying a guide or talking to someone who has already been there? What about having to select up to 36 pieces of memory to take home from your trip, because that was the maximum capacity of your film camera? You surely still can do all of these things, but only if you want to. Today is possible to do almost anything travel related just with your cell phone.
I’ve always enjoyed this idea of a life with soundtrack. Don’t you think it’s just amazing how easy it is nowadays just to carry around tons of music in your pocket? With just a headphone you become the DJ of your own drama. Actually, real drama were the times we needed to carry a Discman, charged batteries and lots of CDs. Well, let’s just leave these memories behind.
When I was getting my ticket to Madrid flying TAP I saw that all of their flights leaving from São Paulo stopped in Lisbon first. And I don’t know about you, but I hate plane changes and connecting flights. I was already reconsidering my final destination and looking for direct flights when I realized that the connections in Lisbon could last up to 13 hours. First I laughed thinking why on Earth would someone spend half a day waiting at the airport…except: wait a minute, maybe I can spend this time enjoying Lisbon?
I remember the first time I went to the movies. I was around 6 or 7 and the movie was The Lion King. It makes me cry up to this day, so imagine how devastated I got that time seeing Simba all lost in the middle of that stampede in the biggest screen I had ever seen. I got home shaken, looked my mom in the eye and said:
Mom, now I know what true emotion is.