“The real voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” My CV used to list travelling as my main hobby. Indeed, nothing makes me happier than breaking from the familiar, exploring new countries and having heart-warming conversations with people from all over the world. My first solo-trip at age 20 was incredible and until this day I refer to that summer as the best summer of my life. Recent trips, however, have left me doubting why I once enjoyed traveling as much as I did. I still enjoy seeing new sites, meeting wonderful strangers and tasting the local cuisine of a foreign land. Yet I have noticed that the exposure to the unfamiliar has become somewhat familiar to me. Breaking away from routine has become part of my routine. And most annoying of all, wherever I travel to, I take myself with me.View Post
Slow travel to me means savouring the moment of the experience. Rather than seeing as much as possible – as quickly as possible -, travelling slow allows us to connect with our surroundings in a deeper and more meaningful way.
Slow travel is spending an afternoon in a local cafe instead of making your way through crowded tourist streets. It is about going off the beaten track and embracing what the local culture has to offer you. It is about seeing the wonders close at home instead of always going far away.
In this section, I share tips on slow travelling, as well as tales from my own mindful travel experiences.