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Besides seeing new places what drives you to travel?

Travel Forums General Talk Besides seeing new places what drives you to travel?

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1. Posted by durgeshddn (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

Traveling is a great way to experience places, but what is the essence of your travel.

Besides being in a new place what do u love about travel.

2. Posted by CaptainKay (Budding Member 17 posts) 7y

I think meeting new people and learning things about yourself is a really important part of travel, which is all wrapped up in the exprience of going and seeing new places.
I think it also depends how you travel, some people travel and spend a few days in a lot of places in different countries all over the world, others spend time in one country in a lot of the different towns and cities and finally some go to live in a different country for an amount of time working on a project and travelling maybe at the weekends or during holidays.
I think that each of these different types of travelling have a different essence maybe and allow you to learn different things about yourself and the places that you are visiting.
When I went travelling I went to Ecuador and stayed in Quito for two months teaching English to young underprivelaged children and one month in the Cloud Forest doing conservation work. I learnt a lot about myself when I went to Ecuador, I came back a much more confident person because I had had to be more independent and experience a completely different culture.
What do you think to that?

3. Posted by durgeshddn (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

Well said, traveling really enhances your persona.
it really brings out the person in you by building confidence and refreshes to the soul.
but very few people have the opportunity to travel your way. most of the people never discover anything besides hot spots and places to talk about.
the attitude toward this way of traveling seems to be lacking. what do u think ?

4. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

"To find love..." wait that's not me that was Carrie Bradshaw moving to New York.

But what I found is myself and the people who taught me how to love myself.

Great Friendships that go beyond culture, race, religion or the lack of it, politics, gender or sexuality, passports and bank accounts.

We go beyond RACE and Culture, and its (Fking) Amazing. In spite of Language Barriers, I've had brotherhoods that defy the laws of HYPOCRITICAL SOCIETIES.

So amazing friendships that prove the existence of a Human Culture that is universal, when all judgement and hypocrisy is suspended. When all insecurities and egotism drowns in alcohol.

And you only see that after you've met atleast 100 loosers with egos the size of the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

5. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting durgeshddn

most of the people never discover anything besides hot spots and places to talk about.
the attitude toward this way of traveling seems to be lacking. what do u think ?

Maybe those who talk less about EMANCIPATION or Reinventions are the ones that truly experienced change.

Some people are no longer searching for something other external beauty, they are lucky.

Some people are looking for:

1. JOBS
2. RELATIONSHIPS
3. DESTINY
4. a purpose
5. a new life

But very few people have the courage to admit or express this reality. Most people are in denial (conscious or unconsciuos). And those that are honest are condemned or labelled insane for being a deviant.

Its pathetic how many travellers had to beg for jobs, after going around in circles about their dellussions of grandeur and passion for travel, when they were only looking for a job.

A guy once told me "travelling is just my side dish, I came to look for a job"

6. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting CaptainKay

I came back a much more confident person because I had had to be more independent and experience a completely different culture.
What do you think to that?

And you are teaching English, I just hope you weren't teaching a writing class.
Let me guess, you are a native speaker of English?

7. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Quoting Swept Away

Quoting CaptainKay

I came back a much more confident person because I had had to be more independent and experience a completely different culture.
What do you think to that?

And you are teaching English, I just hope you weren't teaching a writing class.
Let me guess, you are a native speaker of English?

CaptainKay's sentence is grammatically correct.

8. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 7y

I am going to call "What do you think to that" a phrase that is not generally accepted as proper. The first sentence is merely unwieldy.

But who cares?

Running from the Law is one of the great things that has driven me to travel. That and the quest for ever more interesting names of local beers. And the quest for the Ultimate Cheesy Travel Tchochke.

D

9. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting Isadora

Quoting Swept Away

Quoting CaptainKay

I came back a much more confident person because I had had to be more independent and experience a completely different culture.
What do you think to that?

And you are teaching English, I just hope you weren't teaching a writing class.
Let me guess, you are a native speaker of English?

CaptainKay's sentence is grammatically correct.

Who said anything about grammar? who would care about grammar?

10. Posted by fabyomama (Respected Member 560 posts) 7y

Quoting Piecar

...Running from the Law is one of the great things that has driven me to travel...

What did you do - seeing as you've mentioned it?