Continuing with the theme I started a couple of posts ago: a trip to Portugal and Spain in 2011.
We had an amazing view from our hotel window in Barcelona – it was actually the reason we chose that specific hotel. After having spent my twenties staying at the most modest hostels during all my travels, sleeping on the floor or in shared rooms with strangers (and pickpockets), queueing to shared bathrooms which inevitably had broken, cold showers, I’m so happy that these days, the competition that various booking apps have brought along with them have made nice hotels like this affordable.
Nowadays, a decade and a half after my hostel days, I’m definitely more into comfort – relaxing is part of the travel experience for me. I’ve noticed that being relaxed and comfortable also make me more receptive to enjoying my new surroundings. So I don’t feel like it’s a waste of money to pay a couple of euros more and get a good night’s sleep in a comfy room! I guess you could say I’ve evolved as a traveler, or my traveling style has evolved. This would be both the result of easier price comparison and my growing experience (okay, by experience I mean age!).
How has your travel style evolved over the years? Have you noticed any changes in your choices?
(This trip was in 2011 and since then, my photography has also evolved, after I purchased a better camera in 2012. My apologies for the photo quality in this post!)