A mystical town 8000 ft high, this little village literally lives in the clouds. We arrived in a group of 6 and stayed in log cabins overlooking the valley.
As it grew dark (and after a couple cervezas) I turned to my two friends and asked “if you could live anywhere in the world for the rest of your life, where would you live?”. “Thailand!”, one of them answered, “here!” the other said. Than I sat silent for a few minutes, I had stumped myself. I started thinking of all the places I have been (to date 23 countries, by the end of this trip hopefully around 35). I thought about the bright colours and beauty of Africa, the deep history in Europe, the long waves in Australia.
The question followed me for a few days, then it finally hit me. Vancouver. I choose Vancouver. A clean city with friendly people located on the water next to the mountains. A city where you can ski, hike, bike and beach all in one day. A location surrounded by mountains that everyday you could reach a new peak.
My answer filled me with joy. How lucky am I that I get to live in the city I choose and also explore the world? I wondered how many people in the world would choose a new location, how many would choose home?
Everyday I am grateful for the new experiences I get to have and in the same breathe grateful to have a beautiful mountain town to call home. I love you Vancouver.