“In going where you have to go, and doing what you have to do, and seeing what you have to see, you dull and blunt the instrument you write with. But I would rather have it bent and dull and know I had to put it on the grindstone again and again and hammer it into shape and put a whetstone to it, and know that I had something to write about, than to have it bright and shining and nothing to say, or smooth and well-oiled in the closet, but unused.”
Amongst all the wiser decisions, we've decided this is what we have to do. We are leaving in a few short weeks to study art, see the world, and hopefully figure out ourselves a bit more. We will be spending a week in Paris, a month in Berlin, and will hit a few other places (Brussels, Amsterdam, and Copenhagen). We've worked really hard to make this happen and are both thrilled and anxious. (Anxious to get the most out of it as possible!) We'd love any travel advice you have! What to do/see/pack/eat/anything!