Sowing the seeds of wanderlust – how a coffee ad fired up a love for travel

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  1. That image of a woman on her travels is an interesting one – I remember a friend saying she always felt like she saw people having fun usually through windows, and wondered why lives look so much better from the outside, but I think travel while it can sometimes look better glimpsed from another perspective, is often every bit as good as it looks if not better!

    • Sara Dobak says:

      You’re so right 🙂 I believe it depends on whether you have a deeply-embedded spirit of adventure within you or if you just mentally sugar-coat the idea of travel so that it becomes all clean/safe/timely/comfortable etc – then you’re setting yourself up for disappointment!

  2. My grandmother who travelled to Shanghai, alone, back in the 1920s was a great inspiration to me. I loved hearing her tails from life in China and her travels around the world. I also loved all the things she had brought back with her when she returned to England – exotic plates decorated with dragons and beautiful vases with elegant peacocks.
    What I love most about the advert though is the steam train. Train travel always seems so romantic. Recently, I’ve found that anything but the case (Southern Rail grrrr) although I still adore steam trains.

    • Sara Dobak says:

      Oh dear, Southern Rail doesn’t inspire much at the moment, does it? Your grandmother sounds like a remarkable woman, I’m always fascinated by solo female travellers of a bygone age. She’s quite a role model, I can see!

  3. KookyD says:

    I love this post, you have just sold me my next holiday! And I don’t drink coffee!

    • Sara Dobak says:

      Glad you get the ‘essence’ of it all too – I may see you out there in Latin America then (because I am SO going back!).

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