STORIES BEHIND THE TRAVEL
STORIES BEHIND THE TRAVEL
Few years ago, it was one of my close friend Shafeekh, who's a writer by passion and a journalist by profession suggested and insisted me to start, just start writing something, possibly on the short trip I seldom make. Finally,one fine day I have signed on the same idea and registered here which happened to be one of the biggest platform exclusively for travelogues. Started in 2012, and now in the year 2016 'm trying to continue my Travel-Blog despite of losing many travel pics when my personal system crashed beyond recovery.
You may have read this quote, ”The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page”, What do you think? Isn’t that true? I believe it’s true to a certain extent, let me share few thoughts here. To not travel is the same as to be mediocrely educated. We can read about anything and everything, online or in printed paper or watch documentaries, but it will never be the same as living it in the flesh. Because traveling is one of the best way to educate one's soul from real life. It is incredible the perspective and knowledge a person gain by getting out of his comfort zone. Our level of understanding for different things grows, our interest for what we don't understand multiplies,and our knowledge of the world in a vast general way simply solidifies into wisdom.
When you travel to a place, You don’t have to like everything about that place or people live there, but at least give them a chance to show you what they are all about. Saying you don’t like your neighbor just because really does not count. Have a reason and know why by experience. Agree to disagree. Even when you do not like or agree with the cultures / places you visit, you can learn to understand at least why and where we are different. From this foundation is where my passion for photography also began to play a new role and I continue to embrace life with a unique angle of perception.
So, Go out and see the world…, throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor and catch the Trade Winds in your sails. It is simply amazing. You’ll be surprise of what you are capable of when you are outside your zone of regular life, on a strange land or culture, You’ll also be surprise on how kind “strange” people can be by you simply being respectful.
And yes, Some coinage one earn may goes to his 'traveling fund’. However, The sacrifices needed to put some travel money aside will make you little confuse, but it will never disappoint you or your children if you go with family. Certainly, Not all of us can travel the globe or half the globe, but just making travel a priority—even to a new place a day's drive away—can be an eye-opening.
As someone said, "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." So everyone should make the effort to try to go out and see the world outside his/her four blocks. Lack of knowledge and understanding brings fear. Fear brings anger and distrust for what we don’t know and to comprehend, and that is a volcano waiting to erupt. So basically, we could learn to agree that we disagree without hurting each other, and identify the ones who really wants to spared evil in the world.
When the world seems boring and without promise, and one thing after another has gone wrong, magic happens. All you need is a little conviction and a little more patience. So walk up, step to the edge and see the world below.
Here, I am just trying to tread in the fun and frolic time of my short trips by penning it down as a reference to my nostalgic memories, these are not presumed to be just the write-ups on how to go to some places or what exactly you find there, but some stories behind each travel.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- Shafeer CH