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.

– boringbug

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Posted by The Boring Bug

A paperback in the world of kindle, boringbug is a reluctant blogger, a sketch artist by hobby and a lawyer. The blog www.boringbug.com is a part reflection of his experiences, dialogues and opinions. You can reach him out on Instagram (@theboringbug) and Twitter (@boringbug).

12 Comments

  1. Hi,

    I have nominated you for a three quotes challenge. This is no-obligation, and under no time limit. Complete when you can, if you can, and only if you want to.

    https://thisdoorisalarmed.wordpress.com/2018/05/16/three-quotes-three-days-challenge-day-2

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    1. Hi,

      Thank you for the kind nomination. I shall try to adhere to the guidelines as laid down in the challenge.
      Selecting a right quote for a suitable audience appears to be a gargantuan task.

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    2. My advice–the rules are guidelines (flex ’em as much as you wish) and just have fun with the quote. Find one that you like or links to a fun story about you. I hope you have fun with it :) The internet is a great way to search quotes by subject or topic if you have a story in mind.

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  2. Very nicely put. I am a huge believer in travelling and have visited many countries around the world, however, it was only last week that I properly explored my home town. It is odd how one can overlook the beauty to be found on one’s doorstep when your focus is set to the distance! A very nice post, I think it is nice that even though not everyone can afford to travel to foreign countries, you have reminded everyone that they can explore the towns the very ground beneath their feet!

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    1. Thank you. I get where you are coming from. I recently started exploring the city I have been working in from the past 3 years. I was surprised to find a heritage site (1300 AD) right across the road.
      The world definitely has so much to offer, but the race to exploration always starts from home.

      Thank you for stopping by.

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    2. Wow, that is very cool! I found a very photogenic old Abbey just down the road, and found lots of quaint, charactered little walkways just outside the town with beautiful views over the hills. I had never appreciated my home town so much!

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  3. Be careful. This can prove addictive. I did this with Delhi, reading a book before I went, then seeing things I read and learning of new things to read about. Then I read more, and went back there again. I may never stop this cycle.

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    1. Thank you Todd, I seriously needed this advice. It certainly is addictive and also takes a toll on health and finances (considering that am a young professional).

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    2. Yes – but it’s like a caffeine addiction – it may cost money and make you a little crazy at times, but in the end it’s good for you. ;-)

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    3. Thank you. That’s the most apt example I have read in recent times. :)

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  4. Good post, travelling mindfully rather than just clicking for Instagram or selfies for Facebook ūüĎć

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    1. Thank you. Indeed, it is such an insatiable task. People and their lust for social media.

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