Whenever I go outside the city and am surrounded by nature I feel so alive. That’s what makes me utterly happy. When I was younger I used to walk a lot in nature with my family. We could walk for hours and never get tired of that. My mother always packed some coffee, water and food with us so that we can sit down and enjoy the wonders of the forest. I miss those days a lot.
Today was a hot day, nearly +30ºC, and the sun was shining from an almost cloudless sky. I decided to go to one of my favorite place, although it is a bit far away. I had to cycle almost 28km to get there. It’s a beautiful outside recreation area with loads of walking paths, all going to different directions. When I arrived there, the first thing I wanted to do was to take a deep breath of fresh air. I drank a little bit of water and started walking. While I was walking I stopped for a while and thought how much I loved being there. And how I wish to live outside the city. All I could see was the nature. All I could hear was the nature. All I could smell was the nature. There were no traffic sounds. When I closed my eyes I could hear the wind in the trees and feel it against my skin. I could hear the insects and bird chirps all over the place. It made me calm and relaxed my mind. I wished I could stay there forever. I took my shoes off and felt the warm ground against my feet. First it hurt a bit when I walked without shoes but after a while my feet got used to that and it felt absolutely amazing. I had almost forgotten how it feels to walk without shoes. This was the kind of moment that I don’t want to spoil by taking loads of photos. It is impossible to attach those magical sounds, that strong scent that comes from the trees, the flowers and the soil, and those beautiful feelings that were running through my head. I prefer using my time to enjoy the moment, otherwise I might miss the most important thing. I need real memories. The kind of memories that I collect inside my heart and mind. Photos aren’t important to me.
I am definitely an outdoor person. Sometimes I wish I could walk forever and forever, seeing all kind of cities, villages and little towns, meeting new people, and then continue walking till I die. The best part of these little trips of mine are that when the next day comes and my legs are hurting from all that walking, I know that yesterday wasn’t just a dream. I hope that one day I can give these kind of beautiful memories to my own children.