Hi everyone :) let’s share our travel experience and feelings in it )
Hey, I tried to start a similar discussion recently but did not get any comments. :( Glad to see this!!
I’ve been to over half the states in America, Mexico a few times when I was younger, and now a few places in Europe. I would like to see all of Europe eventually. The next step is the UK and then Romania. :) And I am hoping to go to Asia at some point.
Where have you been and where would you like to see?
I like Germany ) that was nice time to improve German ) and India is amassing! I so much love it ) here is everything very easy, people smile a lot, the weather and the sea is ideal, so it’s a dream ) now I’m in Goa but soon I’ll visit the real India as it is )
I’ve been all over Europe backpacking. I spent about a month on an archaeological dog in Jordan, 4 months studying in Bulgaria, and 6 months studying/volunteering in Nicaragua. I’m very thankful for 3 very diverse experiences. I’m also grateful for the chance to have discovered what I do and don’t like about traveling. I much prefer studying, volunteering and working to just bopping around on my own schedule while quickly passing through a place as a backpacker. I guess I prefer immersion and purpose. Traveling through the world has also been a journey through the self for me.
One of my professors is an expert in Mamluk studies and she will sometimes take students on digs with her. I worked with local college students in the field which was one of the best parts of the experience. We didn’t speak the same language but grew quite close and learned a lot by observing/interacting with each other, or at least I did.
Travelled thru Thailand in 2k (a month in semi secluded paradise i will never forget), Nepal (girlfriend at the time broke her arm here so trip cut short but amazing experience). Around 2k9 did a very unprofessional tour as a musician around europe in the middle of winter which happened way too fast inc Russia, Bulgaria, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands and UK. Shivering and trying to sleep on a battered old arm chair in Bulgaria, full clothes and coat, in a dark basement of some random dudes house in -10°C with flees biting me all night was an experience and something i actually do miss being home in a routine…
Thats what traveling is to me, experience, immersion, knowledge, opening up ones personal borders/bubbles and of course meeting amazing and diverse people. My plan now is to learn and immerse myself into espanol language and latin culture and live for no limited time in chile with my queen.