Relics of Travel

Sunset from the air An empty ticket holder from the Tokyo Metro sits next to the laptop. Alongside it, The andré label from the leather handbag I purchased in Paris keeps it company. The brochure I picked up on the London Eye reminds me of what to do on my next visit. The black spiral notebook that accompanied my travels has not been filed away. It remains as testament of unfinished business, experiences yet to be shared with the written world.

Perfumed soaps from a hotel suite fill the air with the sweet scent of travel, redolent of luxurious baths taken in distant lands while the mind wandered. Thousands of digital photographs on my hard drive wait to be edited, filed and labelled, yet all I do is cycle through each folder as each image takes me back on a journey.

Nothing replaces the joie de vivre of travel. Yet relics of past trips abroad are scattered around me, their mere presence serving as a reminder that a part of me exists in memories, and another part feels very much at home. Elsewhere.


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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.