Picture This: A Tourist in Brighton

Brighton, England

Sometimes, I envy tourists. It’s such a great feeling to walk through a new city or landscape with your camera hanging around your neck – ready to take memories and evidence of every moment. Sitting down at a beach bar to order exactly what everyone else is ordering, something that you were told is local cuisine. Strolling along small alleys, surrounded by colorful buildings and souvenir shops selling english kitsch that will make you laugh back home.

My day trip to Brighton was not only a chance to get my first english tan this summer, but also to rediscover the joys of being a tourist once again.

Do you enjoy being a tourist from time to time? What’s the part of it that you enjoy the most?

PS: You might find less or shorter posts during the next few weeks. I’m still working on entertaining my head with lots of new and exciting things to stop obsessing about the calendar days left until the official start of my new career. It’s for a good cause!

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5 Responses to “Picture This: A Tourist in Brighton”

  1. ZhuAugust 17, 2012 at 3:11 AM #

    I see you escaped London ;-)

    I loved being a tourist in France with Feng, it made me appreciate my birth country, especially Paris. Because let’s face it, Paris is more fun as a tourist!

    • KatherinaAugust 17, 2012 at 4:39 PM #

      I agree. There are some cities that have much more to offer for tourists!

  2. MeriAugust 17, 2012 at 3:22 AM #

    I love being a tourist because even the everyday things feel new when they are in a different setting!

    • KatherinaAugust 17, 2012 at 4:40 PM #

      Definitely. It’s actually quite fun from time to time to try to step into the shoes of a tourist in your home town… you notice things differently.

  3. JeannieAugust 17, 2012 at 9:15 PM #

    I love the feeling of discovering a place for the first time–getting to know a city in a way that’s best for you. No matter how many other people may be there, it’s like you own the place.

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