When you are a child, your days are full of firsts. First ice cream, first snow, first fight in the sand box. But as you grow older there are not so many firsts left, unless you are into sky diving or willing to travel to China to try fried snake with a strawberry jam.
Until two years ago, I’ve never seen an ocean in my life. We live in Central Europe and the most one gets here are rivers, lakes and a sea if one travels far enough. Two years ago we went on vacation to Portugal. We travelled through various places and finally reached Sintra, a small city away from tourist rush. This should have been the place where ocean and I were finally going to meet. Continue reading