What Travelling Means To Me
Read this inspiring blog by a fellow solo traveller and find how a year of travel helped him.
Away from the bustling life in the city. Between checking my phone and my emails for new and interesting messages. And being pushed to ‘fight’ and ‘succeed’ in the race, I find that I can relax and philosophize. Travelling has been an educational experience for me. It has taught me complex equations of worldly affairs in a way that no school, no job ever did before.
Every time I think of my time as a traveller, I realise how this lifestyle of uninterrupted travel has helped me become a better person. How it has helped me grow, and understand my surroundings and myself.
While traveling, it is common to have long train rides and repeated bus journeys that leave you just enough time to just sit back, stare out the window, and reflect. And this has helped me learn new and interesting things about the country I live in. In a way that realisations wouldn’t have taken hold in me, if I hadn’t experienced them in the moment.
Yet every time, upon my return, when I sit back to give my journey and its linear events a set of words I find myself struggling with the generalities. And often validating the concept that it’s sometimes not the physical settings or the cultural shocks that make different places unique. It is the perspective through which we, in the moment, perhaps look at them.
This post, ‘How a year of travel helped him understand his country: India’ is written by Dev. Or Footloose Dev as he prefers to call himself. In 2015 Dev quit his job to travel India full-time. Do visit his blog to read more about his travels throughout India, Bhutan and neighboring areas.