I know I’m one of the lucky ones. I’ve been able to travel a lot over just a few short years. I’ve seen some magnificent places and travelled in some extraordinary ways. Like you, I love finding new places and finding out all I can about them. When it comes to home sickness though, I often have mixed feelings.
There are certainly some places that I’ve been that have made me miss home, and a home-cooked meal, a lot. Then there are so many others I’ve visited that have felt every bit like they could be my home. The people were welcoming, the atmosphere was relaxed, and I never got bored of being there.
One of the most intriguing things for me when travelling is all the different styles of architecture. I’ve seen some incredible buildings both big and small. Some were glorious cathedrals, and others were people’s humble homes. Many have been extraordinary, and each is unique with its own character. Would I ever buy one?
Home may be where the heart is, but if your heart is for exquisite architecture, then you can easily fall in love with a place. Certain styles just click for me. There are probably buildings in every country that I’ve been to that have left me a little awestruck. Turin, London and Hong Kong all have buildings with incredible stories that have inspired me and fascinated me.
Of course there are plenty of places around the globe that fascinate me. Would I look at a Spanish property buying guide or find out how to buy an apartment in New York? If I fell in love with a building, then I would certainly consider buying it if it was for sale. Of course, you would also need to be in love with the community it was in to make that kind of investment!
I love travelling and I plan to do a lot more of it. Buying a place and settling down are two different things. You can buy property overseas as an investment, as a holiday home, or just because you love it so much. It doesn’t mean you have to move your whole life into that building. And it doesn’t mean you can’t continue to travel the globe to see even more places that melt your heart.
Travelling for me is as much about the journey as it is the destination. I can wander for hours through a magnificent, historic city. I can also stare out of a cross-country bus window taking in the unique landscape. Every country has something to offer as far as I can see. And there are many of them that are on my bucket list to see!
I’m still young, and I still have plenty of travelling in me. Maybe one day I will want to settle down, and maybe it will be the architecture that sways my heart to one place over another. But who knows? Maybe I’ll still be here in twenty years time around the same building and community, and doing the same thing. Because it’s travelling itself that has my heart.