Friday, November 12, 2010

Travel at its most rewarding

Friday, November 12, 2010

The best of travel seems to exist outside of time, as though the years of travel are not deducted from your life. Travel also holds the magical possibility of reinvention: that you might find a place that you love, to begin a new life and never go home. In a distant place, no one knows you – nearly always a plus. And you can pretend, in travel, to be different from the person you are, unattached, enigmatic, younger, richer or poorer, anyone you can choose to be, the rebirth that many travelers experience if they go far enough.

Travel is at its most rewarding when it ceases to be about your reaching a destination and becomes indistinguishable from living your life.

~ Paul Theroux, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar, 2008


Arti said...

No one knows us on a travel... Yes, thats nearly always a plus!!
Looks like a great read...
Have a fabulous weekend:)

Loree said...

Sounds like a wonderful book. I agree that travelling liberates us and perhaps that is why I love it so much. It also opens us up to new experiences and cultures and takes us out of our comfort zone for a while.

witsandnuts said...

I'll bookmark this. An interesting read.

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