I for one find travelling therapeutic.
|Rolling down the hill in Ludlow, anyone?|
|Breathtaking view of Jaipur|
On a more direct approach, I'm searching for that home feeling. Places that has a sense of belonging to me. Safe to be me.
Perhaps some people may think I'm not patriotic about my own country. On the contrary my friend, if you know the work I do, then you will know me better than that. I just don't know what went wrong. Either I was born in the wrong century or so happened to be an alien. Either ways, I find difficulty adjusting despite living here all my life.
|Hanging out in Bingen|
I guess different people have different strokes?
What I know is, since then, the places I go to, I have moments of being at home. At ease. And that's my motivation to explore and be away. Often, this feeling occurs when I'm in old cities. It could be because I have an old soul..or associate the feeling with the books I've read while growing up.
Old cities makes me feel home. There I've said it.
Ludlow reminds me of The Secret Garden, Montserrat of Indiana Jones and Hardy Boys for Haarlem.
It's kinda like exploring my own mind actually. Things I've only read and imagined actually existed in some parts of the world.
|Cozy looking house in Haarlem|
I'm still looking forward to the day when I find the place that reminds me of the movie My Girl. That would be the ultimate home I'm sure.
Why do I feel this way? While growing up, these are the places I wish to have, to run away to; just a place to call my own. To be honest, I'm still finding my way in this world. Most of the time, I create this place in my head to go away. Now that I have the means, I search for these places. More often than not, I usually stumble upon those places.
It's interesting to know that I feel home when I'm away.
Travel helps me manage my tendencies. Keeps me grounded and gives me a peace of mind. Overall, it teaches me to be receptive of Mother Nature, Him and people in whatever condition.
|An endearing moment at Lakeside|
In a lot of ways, I can go as far and say that travelling save me from many things.