The book fell open to reveal an array of vivid photographs

and she wished with all her heart that she could somehow step inside the page

and be instantly transported to the cobbled tree-lined streets in the picture,

instead of waiting one more day to be there

If she leaned close enough to the page,

she was sure she could smell the aroma of fresh coffee beans, and hear the low hum of city traffic

and yellow taxi cabs weaving through a maze of iconic skyscrapers