Travel escalates all of our senses to another level. We see things that astound us,
sounds create the ambience of the setting. Unfamiliar textures and tastes stimulate our minds.
Smells intensify the experience and years later, the same scent can take you back in time.
This month's travel link up is Scent, thanks for the trip down memory lane
I remember stumbling across this field of bluebells in England.
A vibrant feast for the senses, the colour and dappled light, a magical sight.
The sounds of the leaves rustling, the cool breeze on my skin...but oh the smell!
Sweet, fresh and woody. You could smell the sunshine!
I have this photo on a wall...I swear every time I walk by,
I am back in that forest and can smell the bluebells once more!
Whenever I return home to Perth from my travels, I cannot wait to walk out those airport
doors and into the loving embrace of the smell of Eucalyptus.
Forget the diesel fumes from the tour buses, smokers having a last puff at the door,
all I smell is the smell of home.
The delicate sweet smell of Cherry blossoms will forever take me back to the
cherry groves in Germany.
The heady smell of Autumn in my German forest is in my memory bank,
ready to be reignited, though it could be a while, Perth not known for autumn colour.
I will miss the changing of the seasons and the scents they invoke...until next time!
One of my favourite smells is the briny smell of the sea.
Takes me home to Perth, back to Greece and Croatia, Turkey and Sanya.
Comforting and invigorating, happy times spent in the oceans of the world.
I was walking on this beach, sea air in my lungs, sand between my toes, by a group of kids
on the sand, learning about beach safety...the smell hit me...sent me back to my own childhood
and swimming lessons at the beach...the smell of the same sunscreen took me back in time.
Whether my next adventure is is tiptoeing through tulips and enjoying the smell of
Springtime in Keukenhof, The Netherlands. Walking the streets of Shanghai, breathing in the smells of wet markets and street foods or discovering new destinations, the smells will be
imprinted in my memory, ready to be reignited sometime in the future.