It took me years and thousands of kilometers to realise you don't have to fly 24 hours to see new, spectacular things. I met many Australians who were crazy about Germany, the Netherlands or even Belgium. "Have you been there? Have you seen this place?" I was a bit ashamed to admit I didn't know much about my neighbouring countries, let alone my own tiny Belgium.
Now I'm settled down for a while, I'm planning to do more of the soul-searching and getting lost close to home. So many places to explore! Belgium and especially our capital with all its hidden poetry and magic. I feel grateful to be living in Brussels. In a neighbourhood where people don't speak Flemish, where bakeries sell Moroccan biscuits and every person I meet has a different nationality. I travel daily from France to Greece and Italy without leaving the square. I guess you can be a traveller anytime, it just depends on how you look at the world around you.