i thought about what 2013 meant for me in travel, what i learnt, what i will take away and will influence 2014. these are the thoughts i took away from my travel in 2013 – it’s a little late but nevertheless out here 🙂
tell me what you learnt.. leave a thought, spark an idea, start a conversation in 2014.
1. the minute you step out of your doorstep – you’re traveling.
even a minor deviation from your usual path, that lane that you never took, a different mode of transport makes you notice more, even walking through your usual bazaar but with eyes a little wider and mobile tucked away in your bag, makes you notice, observe and learn. i now appreciate the importance of discovering my own backyard. i plan to know mumbai really well in 2014.
2. no place is too-travelled!
not the shimlas of the world, not the matherans, not the goas and not even the good ol’ dilli (delhi). there is always something new, there is always something others have not seen because only you have your eyes, your sensibilities and your interests. every place is new depending on who sees it.
3. cared-for heritage makes me feel proud
when governments and citizens invest in their heritage it makes me feel good and inspires me to take interest in what might seem like another old building. it makes me feel like we care about our past and where we came from. something that we indians tend to forget too easily… we have very short term memory. wish mumbai would take care of its monumental heritage and respect it too.
4. you are never DONE with a place
i went to goa for the 7th time and there was still so much that i hadn’t seen. went to jaipur for the 4th or 5th time in my life and still not seen so much that the city has to offer… i need to go again for sure. in this life, where social media tells you people are doing so much, traveling far and wide, i am always tempted to by quantity rather than quality. but over time, i realise the depth is better than width, fewer in detail is richer than skimming through more… there is a lot to see even in little.