To awaken quite alone in a strange town….

10 Oct

Image“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” I love this quote from Freya Stark, fascinating early 20th century explorer and travel writer. She was one of the first non-Arabians to travel through the Arabian deserts; just bought her biography (Passionate Nomad) for my Kobo reader and am stoked to follow all her crazy adventures.

When I think about “strange” towns I’ve woken up in, alone, there’s nothing as exotic as the Hadhramaut (think Boston, East Hampton and Gananoque, Ontario) but it really is a cool feeling to be somewhere you’ve never been before, with the whole day to explore with no-one’s wanderlust but your own to lead you…

And what better place to wake up than in a sweet vintage trailer?

ImageGiclee print of this illustration (acrylic/digital collage) can be had for merely $19 in my Etsy shop. 

Happy trails!

One Response to “To awaken quite alone in a strange town….”

  1. Inge January 10, 2013 at 8:23 pm #

    One thing we certainly have in common: vintage trailers! I would LOVE to have one in my own backyard!!! 🙂 Or wake up in one with my husband, preferably in a strange town abroad (like say… the U.S. or Canada or Sweden or the south of Italy, France, etc.)! 😉 I love that print of yours… that could be a great gift to myself. Let’s hope I can wake up in one in another trip abroad! And even we can’t go on vacay this year, it would remind me I can still be a globetrotter in my dreams. 😉
    Inge x

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