Luis E. Estrada
Luis E. Estrada
Welcome to my travelblogs!
More than anything, these blogs are a means for capturing my thoughts and experiences as I wander the World. Though they are now useful for sharing these experiences with friends and family, I hope that they will also help me relive the experiences someday when my memories become dulled by time.
I have been fortunate enough during my lifetime to have straddled the developing and developed areas of the planet. During my childhood in my native El Salvador, I was amused but extremely curious about these strange visitors that appeared periodically in our midst and found wonderment in the most ordinary items of our existence. They wore odd clothing and appeared to carry with them an insatiable thirst for new experiences. They also carried with them the echoes from other lands that to me seemed quite more interesting than what was around me at the time.
Destiny, a civil war, and finding a soul mate compelled me to leave the familiar and pursue the echoes from far-away lands
. The echoes became other realities, different familiar universes that my professional life has ultimately amalgamated. I have traveled by most means, from hitchhiking across a continent to transcontinental first-class flights.
I do not believe that the means are as important as the attitude of the journey but I do agree that the more basic travel can be more exciting and rewarding if you are fortunate enough to be able to detach yourself from "normal" life and its responsibilities. I will be back in that position one of these days, but in the meantime, I can't ignore the call of the echoes from far-away lands
and so the journey continues!