“Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves” – Euripides
What is it about travel that gets me so excited? I am going to London tomorrow and I just can’t wait! It’s not as if I have never been to London before. I lived there for nine years! I go back several times a year, yet I get as excited every single time! I love London, but it’s not just London that excites me. I feel the same way when I go to Cape Town. Granted, I love Cape Town, too. However, I felt the same way when I lived in London and travelled to Athens a few times a year. Oh, ok, I love my home, too!
To be fair though, I get excited whenever I go on a trip. Some destinations may be more interesting than others, but just knowing I am going to see another part of the world brings a huge smile to my face! I love visiting different countries and getting to know the different cultures and traditions. There is so much to see, so many different sights, smells, tastes…you have to just get out there and experience what you can! Also, if you have friends and family to visit, then that makes it even better since you get to see loved ones and spend time with people whose company you have missed.
We are lucky to be living in an era of affordable travel. There are really no excuses for those who love to travel. All you have to do is find a good deal and book it! It’s really (almost) that simple! I am not a millionaire, quite the opposite actually, yet I save up to do what I love most – travel.
The whole packing, having to leave for the airport three hours before your flight, checking-in, boarding and flying bit I could do without, but I guess until we can be teleported I will just have to deal with it!
So, London baby! Woo-hoo!