Photo via: The Drinking TravellerI have often wondered what Heaven will look like....I think of the FASTBALL song "The Way" and the lyrics that say:
"Anyone can see the road that they walk on is paved with goldBut, somehow I've never bought into the "streets of gold" vision. In my mind, it's not sleek and easy, but ruggedly beautiful, with hills to climb and beautiful sunrises and sunsets to see. Little did I know, that my vision of heaven was written on the brochure for SAN MARINO.
It's always summer they'll never get cold.."
"Heaven on Earth’ is a term many travelers use to describe a place they love. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to touch the clouds or walk amongst them? You might be thinking that it could only be possible in fairy tales, but a place like this truly exists. If you ever have a great desire to really walk or touch the clouds, you might as well consider paying a visit to San Marino"
Photo by: Алексей Олюшкин via Panoramio
San Marino, officially the Republic of San Marino, is a 61km enclave in Italy. It is, according to officials of San Marino, "the oldest surviving sovereign state and a constitutional republic in the entire world". The estimated population of the country comes up to about 30,000.
Photo via: Italia
The travel site WHENONEARTH has a wonder article on San Marino - READ IT HERE - but one of the descriptions again seems to be out of my other worldly imaginations
"...watching the sunset would probably the best and the most wonderful experience you could expect to have in San Marino. Another and obviously wonderful experience would be walking through the winding paths and streets of San Marino, which is like walking around and climbing mountains in the clouds. So if you are looking for quite a cloudy holiday, San Marino should probably be your first choice destination."
Photo via: The Drinking Traveller
Oh, It does happen to be one of the richest "countries" in the world, so I may have to re-think that "streets of gold" notion.
by George Lindsey