this is my favourite quote from my travels

I saw this in mosaic tiles in Nice, France, and fell in love with it. It was in the park that’s up high and overlooks the promenade and beach, and is a pretty perfect way to describe how I feel about traveling.

“Heureux qui, comme Ulysse, a fait un beau voyage.”

This translates roughly to:

“Happy is he who, like Ulysses, has made a beautiful voyage.”

Originally the opening line of a classic poem by French poet Joachim du Bellay (1522 – 1560), this line speaks to me because it observes how simple it is to achieve happiness by traveling. There’s nothing purer than the happiness yielded by a beautiful voyage.

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