Cadaqués is a coastal town in the northeast corner of Spain, close to France. Two hours from Barcelona, it rests peacefully in the Costa Brava region of Catalonia. It was a haven for the Catalonian surrealist, Salvador Dali, who grew up fishing with his father in the nearby sea.
Cadaqués felt empty, but in a nice way. There were tourists but not obnoxiously many. The colorful doors, cute facades, and bleached walls made me think I was inside a postcard. It seemed like the locals decorated the town and went away. Empty wine bottles left candidly on the streets, Vespas parked precisely, and clothes hung neatly.
The stone-paved alleys, the cool breeze from the sea, the occasional sound of church bells. Everything in Cadaqués made me want to come back. Not to visit or take photos, but to live here some day. To retire in the coast that inspired the world's most eccentric artist.