Tag Archives: travel

Passengers

23 Jan

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Life is like a train journey:
 
If you only keep staring at your own reflection on the window, you will never see the wonderful landscapes outside.
 

So gape in awe. And travel safe, wherever you are, to dreamlands and airports and each others arms!

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Seven wonders of the world’s back streets

10 Oct

I don’t know what you like to experience when you travel. Hot sand, the culture’s national dishes maybe? For me, it is dwelling in places. You know, walking aimlessly around, knowing you will get a little bit lost, thinking about the place you are visiting, trying to figure out the mood of the place. Picking little details out of the landscape or finding funny little buildings and thinking: ‘That is where I would live if I stayed here.” Casually dreaming.

Travelling is surprises.

Sometimes the control freak inside me takes over during my daily routines, but when I travel I make sure not to pack that part of me. When you wander around and look at things in a completely open way, you might just find a wonder in some abandoned back street. And it doesn’t have to be something no-one has ever seen before. As a matter of fact, it can be anything: a person, a sight, a passing feeling, an object that might seem a plain ordinary to someone else. The difference is what it means to you. The difference is that it makes you stop and look at your life from a different angle, strikes you as beautiful or extraordinary, impresses you, makes you feel something new.

Here are some of my accidental wonder-moments:

Found this little man on the rail on top of the Eiffel Tower, left to capture the views of Paris by some Slinkachu inspired traveller or by the man himself?

What are yours?

The way to Camino de Santiago

1 Oct

Rather than taking my sister’s dog out for a walk, Camino is the walk I’d like to take. I was blissfully unaware that it even existed until my friend decided one day that ‘hey, I’ll walk over the Pyrenees next summer’. As you do. But apparently you really do do it! She left to the journey alone and discovered that in the Camino, you’re never alone. (Which is good to know if I was to do it one day, since I’m even scared to walk down my home street in the dark. I’m a wussy with too wild imagination.) And she brought back with her fantastic photos and stories about all the people she met, and has kindly given me the permission to share them here.

I actually do believe that if everyone did something like this, instead of conquering yet another tourist beach on their holiday, they might learn something about the important things in life. Then again, I’d hate to think that you would have to go somewhere far away to do so. Camino might be the way to happiness, but it is certainly not the only way. All you have to do is change the way you see things, take time to think, do things you love and break your routines. Luckily, you can do that everywhere. An opportunity to be happy is everywhere.

I have amazing friends. Thanks to one one of them for inspiration, thoughts and the photos. Actually, never mind the photos, thanks that you exist.

Last photo: http://www.etsy.com/listing/70961400, all the others my friend’s