I got back from a wonderful time in Spain at the weekend. It was a very relaxed trip. The mornings were spent exploring neighbouring old towns and the afternoons were spent swimming in the sea and hanging out at the beach.
I had almost forgotten how much I love Spain. One of the best things has to be the cafe culture and the social aspect of it all. People sit for hours in cafes talking away as friends (and strangers) seem to drift in and out of conversations and nursing a beer at 11am is perfectly acceptable; so much of the day is dedicated to social time. For the locals, 2am is the normal bedtime as evening meals begin late and drift into the small hours as there is so much gossiping to do. In high summer 6am bedtimes are taken without the blink of an eye. Undoubtedly the best fun in the world.
Having not gone on holiday in so long, I almost forgot that there's a world out there. I had bypassed travel in order to save money. I forgot how important and grounding it can be. Certainly a very important past-time which is good for expanding the mind.