I have been a traveling buffoon from the day I realised that there’s more to the world than what meets my eye. A zeal instilled in me by my parents, I look for ways to explore the history and culture of the city am traveling to.
However you may ask- what’s different in that? For every person travels and explores a place, whether with a guide or without one. That’s what I used to think too. The very thought of exploring is instilled and imbibed in all of us, irrespective of our differences. Yet, somehow, people prefer to travel for the sake of stepping into a city, unknown and bereft of the realisation that they may never visit the same city again while missing out on the majority of the effluence and cultural generosity it has there to offer.
Whether you are a religious person, or believe in living one moment at a time, if you fail to realise the importance of a place and the monument it has to offer, then your travel is not fruitful as you might believe it to be.
I do not aim to discourage you, rather I am asking your travel self to explore the intricacies of a city, town or village that you happen to travel. With or without a companion, find out what the city has to offer. Search, realise and imbibe. One place at a time, one city at a time.
Rather than pursuing and exploring two places half heartedly, explore one properly.
The world isn’t going anywhere, but what you are missing might never come back.