This weekend I did spent some time outside reading in the glorious spring weather we are having here in Baltimore. 80 degrees and sunny at last! The previous weekend we purchased some new patio furniture from Home Depot to better utilize our small outdoor space. Making the most of our city living!
The Alchemist was my plan for the weekend between Mother’s Day brunch and my friend Tara’s birthday bash. When you ask a traveler about their favorite travel books and books that inspired them to travel- The Alchemist is always mentioned.
Paulo Coelho wrote a beautiful, yet simple book about a Spanish shepherd who wanted adventure and to see the world. The books starts in beautiful but windy Tarifa, Spain:
and moves into Tangiers, Morocco– two places I visited about 2 years ago.
The Alchemist is more about ideas than ten dollar words or feelings. The content I completely related to: travel is possible for everyone but we get bogged down by everything things, people, and fear of the unknown.
If you are in need of a quick, easy, yet thought provoking read, pick up The Alchemist but we warned: you may find the urge to make plans to mark a few places off of your bucket list!
My score: 5 starts out of 5! Read this book!