Travel enough and travel rituals will become a part of your existence. Every time I visit Paris I have to do the following ritual. As soon as I’ve checked into the hotel to drop off the bag (that’s right singular), take the metro to Trocadéro. There’s nothing like popping up out of the ground, rounding the corner, and wham there’s the Eiffel Tower! Then walk down the steps toward the Seine. After crossing the river, grab some ice cream from one of the vendors before strolling through the tower (well it’s around the tower now with all the security), and into Champ de Mars. Metro, Seine, Eiffel Tower, ice cream, gardens full of flowers, kids playing, crowds, lovers lying on the lawn, views, to me this is the quintessential Paris introduction. It puts a smile on my face just thinking of it, and isn’t that what travel is about?
Do you have a ritual that you perform when you travel? If you do let us know in the comments below. Go Artway Today!