Someone I know keeps a lot of birds as pets at home. He was recently jesting about how many animal-lovers complain about people keeping birds in cages.
“But you do realise it restricts the movement and freedom of the birds, don’t you?” I said.
“But it’s a huge cage,” he argued.
“Certainly not as big as the open skies,” I said.
This conversation got me thinking. Continue reading You are fortunate if you are able to travel
I don’t know why so many people appear surprised by the amount of travelling I do. If you ask me, I think I don’t travel enough. Well, certainly not as much as I’d want to!
These people come in two categories. The first group imagines I make pots of money (How else does he fund his travels?!). The rest of them, who have an idea about the sad kind of salaries journalists get, cannot for their life fathom why I would spend that big a chunk of my money to, well, travel.
I decided to write this post because lately, I have been interacting with quite a few such people. Here’s why I travel. Continue reading Why I travel (and don’t intend to stop)
Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.
A lot of people cannot imagine how I manage to afford all the travelling that I do.
Half of them think I earn pots of money and the other half, who have an idea of how much journalists (I am a journalist by profession) earn, cannot fathom how I manage to save all that money!
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
– Mark Twain
You will never find the perfect time to travel.
You will either be in the middle of a project or someone in the family would be ill. Is a good friend getting married next month? You surely cannot miss the wedding, can you?
By the time the wedding gets over, your boss hands you another official project, which means no travelling for three more months.