The expression "pure as the driven snow" doesn't apply to much in our lives these days, certainly not mine... So I decided on a last minute solo trip to the French Alps to clear my head and figure out where my life is headed. I can't say I came back a better man, but it was great to get away from the constant buzzing of noise around me. I didn't check my email, didn't see any blogs, barely spoke to my family and only just to wish them a happy Eid (actually they called while I was on the ski lift!)
It was a very simple resort, not one of the glitzier famous ones that people name-drop every winter. I did that last year, and I'm still feeling the effects on my bank account. This picture you see here was taken on my mobile phone on my way down a particularly nice slope through the woods in the afternoon. I had to stop and take a snapshot.
I skied all day, relaxed in the evenings with all the best that France has to offer (use your imagination there) and slept early-ish from sheer exhaustion, but of the good kind.
Have you ever taken a trip by yourself just for the hell of it? It's great for the mind and the soul.