It is interesting to note what one takes away from traveling. Throughout my adventures I’ve begun to learn what it is that I truly love and appreciate about my travels. While seeing new cultures and hearing new languages is far beyond fascinating, what really captivates me is how I am able to see my own culuture and society in a different light. We are raised to think certain ideas and concepts. Growing up we are taught what our culture believes to be “right” and these then become our norms. However, through traveling we are able to see ways in which other cultures operate, through that we are able to reevaluate our orginal thoughts about what is “normal”. In the end, if we are lucky, we are liberated from what society has taught to be right, and we are left with our own experiences to guide us and aid us in determining what we, as an individual, believe to be right.
In December 2009, I traveled from Tokyo to Seoul via the quick adventurous route. It was also the cheapest option. We booked our travels through panstar which set us back about $140. Our journey began in Tokyo where we caught an overnight bus to Osaka. After arriving at a lovely hour of 5am, we spent the day exploring Osaka’s offerings.
So… this blog has begun many times and failed equally as many times. I’ve now decided to dedicate it to my previous, present and future travels. This is because what I value the most in my life is the experiences I’ve gained from traveling the world. Although I’ve continued to evolve as a person, one thing has remained true and that is my desire to travel to the four corners of the world.