We left behind a rather difficult year. A year furrowed by so many immense tragedies that have shocked the soul of all of us.
Few will have forgotten the massacres of Brussels and Istanbul, of March and June; or, moreover, the most recent massacres of Berlin and, again, of the Turkish capital.
But the tragedies have neither race nor color. How can one remain impassive, seeing the images of the poor children of Aleppo? Completely blackened faces, dirty hair and streaks of blood on the face.
We wonder if there is still the carefree and joy of the past, after so much violence.
The facts, however, seem to be quite unequivocal. Despite everything, people have decided to continue living. The news and the facts that surround us seem to give new strength and new awareness. Despite everything, you continue to travel.
Despite everything, we want to keep on having fun.
To discover. To rejoice. To be together. To know….
United all by one word: LOVE.
And so, ahead of this, towards a year that, we hope, can reserve joy and satisfaction for all. And above all, with the hope of traveling more and more. Because it is through travel and new knowledge that we can learn and enrich ourselves.
You never stop learning.
They know it well in England, where last year no one would have bet a pound on a Leicester's Premier League victory.
So, welcome 2017.
With the wish that there is ... some Leicester for all of us.