They say that experiences beat material things in making us happy. We get used to stuff (hedonic adaptation) and tend to compare with others (which leads to dissatisfaction).
Experiences, on the other hand, can be enjoyed three times – while anticipating, during the actual experience, and when reminiscing. And each one’s experience is unique, so there is no basis for comparison. That’s why I enjoy travelling.
Beyond cityscapes from hotel windows (my previous post), I do like to walk about and explore places, and take snapshots given the chance. The photos remind me of everything I enjoyed during that visit.
Here’s a few from my favorite places.
Osaka Castle, Japan:
Quincy Market, Boston:
The Rocks, Sydney:
Rockefeller Center, New York:
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore:
Fushimi Inari, Kyoto:
Though we are prevented from visiting other places for now, we can always dig up our treasure of memories. Then we can experience them again — while sipping a cup of coffee.