Salmon Breakfast Toast at GTA
Folks, I just got a bike, and it has transformed my life! Transformed sounds exaggerated, but it is true. Going to the beach feels entirely different now that I can ogle houses and smell the eucalyptus trees in the time I would otherwise be looking for parking.
I'm only going short distances for now-my fear of riding bicycles in the city amidst vehicular traffic persists. However, I already note the fact that food tastes better after a morning of pedaling and that my experience of home is rapidly expanding.
With that, I'm off to my parents' house to celebrate my dad's 60th birthday! In Korea, this would entail a large party with a gathering of extended family, but ours will be a smaller affair.
p.s. I'm leaving for Europe in about a week and will be gone for a month! I'm doing the first half solo, which leaves me wondering: If you had to decide between spending two weeks in one place and visiting 3-4 cities in that time, which would you choose? I'm not the type of person who necessarily needs to check off all the must-see sights, but with the knowledge that this will be my last trip abroad in a long time, I suddenly feel the pressure to do a moderately busy trip-a few days here, a few days there. Another part of me feels the urge to simply park at a seaside port village or to land at an agriturismo and take it easy, but seeing that I already live by the beach, I think I would feel slightly guilty for not getting out of my comfort zone.
Either way, I'm excited and am grateful for the chance to take a trip like this. Hopefully I'll gather some interesting photos and stories to share with you!