There probably isn’t a person who dislikes strolling around a new city on a beautiful sunny day. On the other hand, I guess that all of us experienced those moments when you regret going out from your rented room when a sudden downpour surprises you in your travel sneakers and you end drenched all over in a completely foreign city.
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But there is something magical about raining in an unfamiliar city, especially if you manage to get quickly to a cosy coffeeshop. Do you know that sudden feeling of happiness? That moment when you take a freshly ordered cup and feel the warmth of it and you feel like there is nothing more you miss and you are completely content? It’s a very humble way of contentment, a quiet and relieved state of mind that you encounter only in situations out of your comfort zone. In fact, the thing that I love the most about travelling is this feeling of being totally comforted right beside my comfort zone, caused by pure realisation of it and by welcoming whatever is happening.
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These photos of Paris remind me of this feeling strongly. Moreover, Paris looks even more chic when rain is pouring down its streets, don’t you think?
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And then, the sun is up again and maybe a small rainbow forms under the clouds and I feel almost like in a fairytale.
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