It’s pretty crazy that flying to the south of Spain is cheaper than taking a fast train to the Baltic Sea coast. The food in Andalusia is cheaper as well, so going there for a couple of days is a really affordable option.
For me it felt good to get out of my regular environment for a few nights. It’s not so much that I needed a break, that I was ready for a vacation. It’s just healthy to have a change of scenery and interrupt common patterns and habits every now and then.
In fact, vacations I don’t do any more.
It was very suddenly that I realised how little I am interested in going somewhere for 10 days or two weeks to “see amazing things”, “do cool stuff” and “unwind”.
For one, there is comparatively little in terms of sights that still amazes me. I’ve seen some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, dived in crystal clear water, trekked the Himalayas, witnessed countless amazing sunsets and for years lived where others go on holidays.
But that is only one reason, and maybe even the lesser one, for why I don’t care for holidays any more. I simply don’t get to that stage any more where I feel I need a longer break, where work is too much, etc. I have a very healthy workload and can take days off whenever I pretty much want. I have deadlines to meet, but whether I do the work on Monday from 10 to 12 or Thursday night, my clients couldn’t care less.
I have left serfdom behind and it’s about time to drop the peasant mentality that came with it.
Oh and while touristy sights don’t amaze me any more, other things still do. Ever seen one-week old kittens? Oh my Buddha, cutest thing ever!