Lovely gentle reminder that we all bring expectations from our own pasts and histories when visiting new lands. We often receive - and sometimes take for granted - the generosity of our hosts. It’s up to us to see and learn about what they offer from their perspective - learning about this is one of the wonders of travel, something I learned for your first book. So the “disappointingly scrappy” Norwegian Christmas spruce tree in London is in reality a gift of great significance and meaning, and we are are the ones to need to look behind the sparkles and baubles and our superficial assumptions as new visitors. Thanks, Steve!
Nice reminder about seeing with American Eyes #587