I woke up Friday morning and sighed as I realized that I had another day of packing and travelling ahead of me, and you know how much I hate packing.
It wasn’t until I checked in at the airport, on my way to Corsica for a girl’s weekend, where I had a reality check. Here I was, living on the French Riviera, travelling to unbelievable places nearly every 2 weeks, and complaining that I had to get up early to pack and board a 45-minute flight. If that’s not a first world problem then I don’t know what is.
I don’t know when else in my life I’ll have the privilege of getting up and going wherever I want, whenever I want so I shouldn’t dare complain about such petty things. Every day I spend in Europe is a blessing.
Corsica is the most beautiful place I have ever visited – and possibly will ever visit - in my entire life. It’s a little island just off the coast of France, and has the perfect mix of island beauty and French charm. It’s also the most mountainous island in the Mediterranean.
Myself and three girlfriends rented a car and drove for hours and hours through the most scenic roads. From rolling hills to vast mountains and beaches, the views just never got old. The air was sweet and invigorating. You could hear birds chirping and waves crashing. In fact, it was a bit of sensory overload.
I hope that my pictures captured some of Corsica’s beauty. It’s one thing to see a still image of a beautiful place, but a whole other experience to be wrapped in it. I could not stop taking pictures. Every time I put my camera down and convince myself I had captured enough of Corsica, I would look around and be blown away by another panoramic view of stunning scenery.
Here are some of my favorite pictures:
It’s hard to believe that April is my last month of living in France. I’m looking forward to travelling for a few weeks in May before I fly back to Toronto. Up next on my list of travel adventures is a road trip around Italy!
Until next time,