Sometimes we travel to see the past and other times to experience the present. We often mix and match the two in different holidays or even the same. Going to Europe is most often to see how folks lived in the past. Even the cities have not changed very much over the centuries. Paris was changed in the early 1800’s and looks the same today. The wide avenues with their black iron balconies still dominate the city scene. All the new high rise construction was done on the outskirts of the city. And the small rural towns look just like the 1600-1700’s. Some even older. I personally enjoy the quiet calmness these unchanged towns emit. Stopping at a local drinking/eatery where the neighbors gather is wonderful. Experiencing the community just chatting away…..It is the present but in a very past manner!
Before you plan your next holiday think about which you enjoy most. The past or the present… And let me help you with the details.