Travel Young

Wow.

I read this amazing article. It seemed random but it really moved me. This writer in his 30s has been travelling and he writes a little bit about how perspective changes over the years and how travelling is a great thing to do when you’re young: http://convergemagazine.com/travel-young-5278/

I had heard this excuse before, and I didn’t buy it. I knew the “yeah-but” intimately. I had uttered it many times before. The words seem innocuous enough, but are actually quite fatal.

Yeah, but …

… what about debt?

… what about my job?

… what about my boyfriend?

This phrase is lethal. It makes it sound like we have the best of intentions, when really we are just too scared to do what we should. It allows us to be cowards while sounding noble.

Most people I know who waited to travel the world never did it. Conversely, plenty of people who waited for grad school or a steady job still did those things after they traveled.

He says many things in there that really encourages me to do a round the world trip. Maybe with friends, or alone, or with different friends. But I think it’s a great idea. You get to rethink your life and see the world out there. I have always enjoyed the luxury of travel but maybe now its time to learn about people, cultures and the things you only learn on a budget somewhere far away. Budget accommodation, cheap hotels, scrounging for cheap tickets and just way to get from A to B. I have heard that it sounds a lot more novel than it is, but I think there is still plenty to learn. And I really would like to.

Imagine the adventures of living out of a car and stuff ;p

I suppose wego india travel deals can expect me to be coming round more and more often to get the right inspiration to design a round the world trip. Cheap flights to connect me here to there. I don’t think I’d dare to leave it open ended and just hop on one connecting flight after another without a plan… But maybe some wiggle room with most of the route planned. That would be so awesome 🙂

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Spiritual Travel

I watched Eat Pray Love recently and it got me thinking about the number of people who travel for spiritual reasons. To find themselves. In the book, a divorcee travels the world on her own and she latches on to what this guy says in Bali.

The movie is a loose interpretation I think but travelling is really quite a spiritual experience. And when you combine it with visiting places of worship, with an open heart not just for the sake of saying you’ve been there, it can really take an effect on your life. I think many people travel with this in mind. And it made me think about the things we have here in India, because it is a hotspot for such travellers.

This article for instance paints a pretty picture with the author feeling things were “magical” and other-worldly. Obvious she got quite windswept. I think it would something amazing to do, if I did a spiritual trail of sorts sometime travelling within India to see interesting things like this. Buddhist, Hindu, Christian… temples etc. It is the kind of travelling you can do do alone I think, or with some good friends. I have met quite a few travelers flying to India just to find answers to their soul. Young and old. So why not see what it does for me?

We have such beautiful history and architecture.

Part of the reason for Maharashtra’s good karma is that Mumbai has been an important port for millennia, and the Buddha’s teaching often travelled along trade routes

The caves of Ajanta and Ellora, about seven hours northeast of the city, contain some of Buddhism’s most beautiful art and architecture. The 30 caves at Ajanta were carved out across several centuries, beginning in the 2nd Century BC, and have stunning ornate mural paintings depicting the Buddha’s life and former lives. Unlike other caves whose paintings have faded or been lost to time, Ajanta’s were abandoned and overgrown for several hundred years, which helped to preserve them.

See? Interesting right? Did u know that?

It may not be a party holiday but if it takes you outside yourself, it still is a holiday isn’t it? So there’s an idea for productive use of time!