Read a really interesting article this afternoon, written by a fellow blogger on “Travel vs Tourism – A sad story of how little we know” Do read it. It makes you think again – why are we doing this?
When G and I started our travels in Europe, the whole ‘Why you travel’ thing became a bit more apparent. It really is meaningless to go to Notre Dame if the whole point was just so you can post it on Facebook so all your 500 friends can “like it”. I remember going to the Louvre and got so bored after half an hour because I had no idea what I was looking at. We were too cheap to buy the audio-guide, haha. I guess my best memories were meeting M’s family in Massy and S’s family in Lyon and Haute-Rivoire. I guess that’s why I really enjoy going to countries where I actually know someone, so you can see where they grew up and how they become this amazing person that they are today. Of course every now and then, you travel to ‘get away’ with your loved one. To sit in a random cafe on the sidewalks of Paris and people-watch. To get lost in translation in another city where nobody knows you. Ah, the joys of travelling. I guess that’s why we’re here in Dubai, isn’t it 🙂