Disclaimer: This post has the potential to incite wanderlust, spontaneity, or worse, vertiginous heights of jealousy. Should you have a strong aversion to bedazzling European scenery, culture or people, this post will likely deepen it and you are similarly excused. Otherwise proceed with caution.
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Like many casual travellers of non-European descent, I have always possessed a modicum of curiosity with respect to the continent widely crowned as the tourist mecca. Unfortunately, I also fell victim to age-old excuses of having neither the time nor the disposable resources to make the far-flung trek a reality. Despite the seed having been planted in me since my early twenties, it wasn’t until the looming 3-0 that I threw caution to the wind and decided it was high time to embark on my own “Eat, Pray, Love” journey – in Europe.
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