“Of the gladdest moments in human life, methinks,
is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands.
Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of habit,
the leaden weight of routine, the cloak of many cares and the slavery of home,
man feels once more happy.”
-Richard Burton- ‘journal’
Those who return from journeys have stories they can tell
Traveling is not only a break from everyday life but is more like a lifestyle. Because of traveling I developed a much broader view on life. A lot of world issues can be put in a better perspective with the experience of traveling. I consider myself a global citizen but without losing my Dutch identity.
Traveling not only keeps you busy during the actual trip. The preparation is a lot of fun. Where to go, what to do and when to go… After coming back from a trip there’s still a lot of work to do. Pictures have to be sorted out and edited, a slideshow has to be created, as well as a photobook. Then there’s the diary still to be finished and edited (this can be a very lengthy process…) so it can be used for this website. When that all has been accomplished there are still the memories. Sweet memories…