I hope you guys are having a fantastic evening. I know I am. It’s Friday night and its been a busy week, so i thought I’d skip my usual post. But then, After relaxing for a while with a glass of wine, I realized I had travelled to a few places in my imagination, all in less than one hour, and I was back at the keyboard in no time.
Originally posted on A Leaf in Springtime:
“O Children of dust! Tell the rich of the midnight sighing of the poor…” ~ Baha’u’llah I once saw a child barely two…
Last week was Mother’s Day and besides the immense gratitude I feel for the blessing of having a loving mom, it got me thinking about the journeys her ancestors took through the years- forming the backbone for her coming into existence. I came to the conclusion that somehow, travel has to affect our genes.
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.
Once you get bit by the travel bug there’s hardly ever turning back. Although I’ve been tremendously blessed with the chance to visit many of the places on my bucket list, the list will never stop growing. With that being said, here are some of the places I’m dream of visiting in the near future.
People are finally starting to take notice of a very special country in south america tucked between Southern Brazil and Argentina. With 400 miles of Atlantic coastline and dozens of fairy tale fishing villages and towns nuzzled among the rocky piers and natural bays, Uruguay is fast making headlines around the world thanks in part to its outspoken ex president and liberal views.
Life can certainly become hum drum if we don’t nurture our souls in some way. No matter how much luxury we’re surrounded with, if we don’t allow ourselves to experience other cultures, eat unknown foods, and be willing to try to understand a language we can’t comprehend, we’ll probably end up missing most of the treasures life has to offer.
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.
No matter how well planned a trip, there are typically at least a few mishaps which can be minor or a little more complex. With this in mind, its good to remember the following.