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Did you know that the most shared updates on Facebook are of travel & vacation photos? True story. With everyone sharing information so freely on the internet, off the beaten track destinations are almost becoming a myth. What was once a deserted beach island a few years ago is now a popular tourist destination. But is that necessarily a bad thing?
As you might have noticed, the blog format has been updated to reflect the changing times—or more specifically to soothe my control-freak-obsessive-compulsive tendencies better. I do like things done a specific way (yes, I realize I should see a shrink about this but I simply cannot afford one!) and the old format really wasn’t cutting it so THIS happened!
Let’s face it. People travel mainly to get away from home. Yes, there are the exceptional few who are ‘forced’ to travel for work (lucky cows) but for the rest of us paying folks; we do it simply because we want to experience new things. What baffles me then is when travellers complain when faced with the unfamiliar. Surely I’m not alone in this but isn’t that the point of it all? When in Rome, do as the Romans do First of all, you are on their turf. If you cannot understand the customs or if the local cuisine isn’t …
“Not until we are lost do we truly understand ourselves.” – Henry David Theroux Travelling, especially alone, forces you to: Embrace your fears, Unlearn prejudices, See through a child’s eyes once again, Seek comfort in the unfamiliar and if you are lucky… Fall in love with a stranger. Note: Thank you for the many wonderful comments. They really do mean a lot. As I’m currently lost in the Middle East (Jordan), anyone want a postcard? (Btw, picture above is not from Jordan)