I’ve wanted to do this for a very long time, and now I’ve finally begun. I always thought that it was a huge, huge pity that I didn’t document down my travels while studying abroad in Europe, and I’ve decided that for the sake of my own ailing memory, I shall keep a detailed (and interesting!) log of all travels to come, plus tidbits about anything that is related to travelling with a purpose.
And here, an excerpt from an amazing article written by Pico Iyer that perfectly summarizes my traveling philosophy:
We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again — to slow time down and get taken in,
and fall in love once more.
Read the full article here. Really, please do. It’s so good.
I like being amazed, I like being surprised, I love being awed, and I’m not ashamed to admit that it doesn’t take much to awe me. But I guess I travel so as to constantly fill myself with a sense of wonderment, and to constantly remind myself that there is still too much in this world I don’t know about.