Gabriel (Gabe) Parker had been a dreamer his whole life, always wishing on stars and preferring to be positive about accomplishing his goals one day. He was a man of hope, and his biggest wish had always been to discover someplace new in his country.
He loved hiking and sight-seeing, so, one faithful day with a notebook in hand he began his journey to fulfil his life-long dream. Although, the first couple of days where filled with beautiful images and going to countless less..........-known creaks and valleys, climbing mysterious mountains, they had been marked in a boring book. Nobody knew about them, but they weren’t exactly ‘new’.
Gabe became more and more disappointed as the days passed. Even with all that optimism he had in his heart and mind, the thought that his mission might just be impossible crushed him. One night, as he was looking through his notes from the past couple of week..., since he had started his insane trip, he noticed a strange similarity between the impression the places he ....... visited left on him, on almost every beautiful mountain top, or amazing view, interesting historical monument and such, he started his commentary with the phrase ‘not well known to the majority of the public’. And in that very moment it hit him. He had had the whole meaning of his trip wrong. He started it thinking it was somehow his duty to discover something new, but on his way, he realized how many of the discovered beauties of Romania are well hidden, and how important it is to tell people about them.
Upon this revelation, Gabe turned his notebook of impressions into the manuscript of what would become a ‘tourist guide for locals’. Writing his book, he learnt a valuable lesson: sometimes, it’s just better to first appreciate what we have before we start looking for new things.

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