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September 26 – 2011 Homeward Bound and Travel Thoughts

Posted by on October 3, 2011

After nearly 6 weeks of one of the most spectacular, fun-filled journeys with my daughter Jess and her girlfriend Corinne, I am really glad to be back in my own bed!!

Here are a few things I learned from this trip.

1. Travelling can be Inexpensive.

If you opt for 5 star hotels or luxury resorts/restaurants, well, yes, you pay the big bucks, however, many places in the world you can get by quite nicely on $15 – $30 a day. We stayed at hostels which were clean, friendly and full of interesting travellers. We dined off the beaten track and sampled some of the most amazing, different food. Most of the time we would be paying a few dollars for a great meal. We also did our own tours, creating walking tours of most cities and towns, obtained from different travel guides.

2. We are all just PEOPLE – as BABS would say…

Learning about other cultures broadens our minds and enriches our souls. All over the world, people are people – living their lives, getting by, etc. Everyone should travel at some point in their lifetime – get out of their own country and experience and breathe another culture!

He that travels far, knows much.

Travel light – prejudice and preconception are unnecessary luggage.

The best journeys are not always in straight lines.

Everytime you get frustrated and feel that you are not going anywhere, consider this globe called earth that we are all riding on.

Not all those that wander are lost…

Tourists don’t know where they’ve been. Travellers don’t know where they’re going.

OK, NOW, WHERE AND WHEN IS THE NEXT ADVENTURE?????

Your’s truly

Elly

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