Au Revoir

A cyclist zips past the Viking Forseti in Bordeaux in the early morning hours of November 28, 2014. Photo © 2014 Aaron Saunders

“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.”

- Lin Yutang
November 28, 2014
Can a bill make you teary-eyed? Yes, certainly. The end-of-cruise statement is never pleasant to get, though I got a bit misty today over a different part of it: the quote listed above is on the inner flap of Viking River Cruises’ Viking Forseti ‘s new account folders that come delivered to your stateroom as we wrap up this Chateaux, Rivers & Wine itinerary.

Viking Forseti maneuvers away from the pier in Bordeaux in order to bunker fuel in the nearby industrial port. Photo © 2014 Aaron Saunders

Viking Forseti maneuvers away from the pier in Bordeaux in order to bunker fuel in the nearby industrial port. Photo © 2014 Aaron Saunders

The gorgeous Viking Forseti on an equally-stunning day in France. Photo © 2014 Aaron Saunders

The gorgeous Viking Forseti on an equally-stunning day in France. Photo © 2014 Aaron Saunders

It sounds odd, sure, but I did really choke up when I opened the bill at breakfast this morning and saw that quote. It’s perfect. It’s beautiful. It’s exactly how I feel about travel

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