A few weeks ago my cousin Florencia took a red-eye to escape Uruguay’s freezing winter giving me a chance to enjoy her company and play tour guide in my hometown. I actually wrote a detailed post about her visit to Miami the minute she left, but as fate would have it I ended up overwriting it some how. Here goes take two.
There’s no doubt travel presents us with momentous instances when we feel we’re the ‘king of the world’ perhaps imagining ourselves in a movie, taking in a city vista with infinite gratitude for being able to see something long dreamed of.
When I started this blog, I wanted to focus mainly on the beauty of travel, and how travel helps us to grow, inspiring us to become more tolerant, understanding and exposing us to a form of education impossible to get in a classroom. I covered the most common challenges a traveller faces here.
The tourist syndrome can be as real as apple pie if your not careful. If walking around in full khaki attire with a backpack and travel map in hand, the ubiquitous camera hanging from your sun burnt neck, is your idea of travel, it may be time to open up to a more low-key behavior while visiting the places you always dreamed of seeing.
Travel asks that we keep an open heart and mind and in many cases become more self reliant but there are always a few essentials that help to make the journey safer and more pleasant. I want to be comprehensive in my approach so the list may be a bit long but you can customize accordingly.