Sunday, 12 March 2017

The Unnecessary Debate

The Unnecessary Debate

"Once in a while it really hits people that they don't have to experience the world in a way they have been told to "- Allan Keightley

I have this feeling that we are getting a little mixed up with the concept of being a traveller (and being a travel writer). Or maybe the definition of it all...backpackers and homestay buffs tend to look down upon those seeking luxury, solo travel seems to be more of a trend than a choice and slow travel is fast in mocking the touristy mob.

As someone who loves to take a break
every once in a while, loves to luxe it out and sometimes write about it too, someone who has a bucketlist and isn't embarassed to acknowledge that so many 'do-able,  popular, touristy' sites still are on the top of that bucket, someone who is willing to explore but not without the obliging family in tow, as that someone I feel that travel is for everybody and because we cannot define travel or the wanderlust that evolves around it, we should not try and Redefine it.
  "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes" . Travel On...

P.S. These are just incoherent musings and Not aimed at anybody in particular
I am a cautious traveller, infact a tourist who blogs, always goes with family, stays away from going in crowds, from festivals, from venturing out at odd hours in the night/in deserted streets, try not to go to places that don't have anything above a 3 star hotel. All that because in all my growing up years, I have understood how things work and have my safe and not so safe places mapped out. Yes, danger can strike anywhere but that doesn't give us a right to throw caution to the wind. All that glamour of solo travelling, backpacking and going off the beaten path is lost when I weigh it against my fear of finding myself in a Spot. Safety First!!

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