So true… open-plan offices are only good for taking photos and impressing people! For nearly a year, I worked with ~20 other people in an open-plan office that also had a kitchen in the middle of it. About every 30 minutes (about the amount of time most people need to get into a state of focus), someone decided to make coffee and started grinding beans. Talk about distracting!
What an incredible post and stunning pictures too :)
I also thought travel was the answer to a fulfilling life. And after living overseas a few times, and travelling a lot — I felt all those feelings you mentioned.
And finally realised daily life anywhere can be as exciting, new, fun, and adventurous…