Why Travel?


Journey to a new place, for me, is like the best kind of love affair; where you learn a new language to express your love, where you seize who you are, who you’re in love with, where sometimes lose track of where you’re going but still carry on for the thrill and adventure, and where with every journey begins a love story, some classic, some great and some which last forever. For all you know, it doesn’t even matter if the story has been written before, because no two love stories can ever be the same.

Journey to a foreign land, for me, is like a quest for the unknown, where we travel in search of both self and anonymity. We battle between who we are and who we should be, where we are and where we should be. We travel to lose ourselves, and sometimes to find ourselves. As Pico Iyer sagely puts it, ” What we find outside ourselves has to be inside ourselves for us to find it.”

So, when I ask myself, why do I want to see the world? Why is it essential to go to a place, and then why write about it later? My head says, “Because I want to examine different cultures, experience different lifestyles, explore different opportunities, embrace different moments.” While my heart says, “Because I just want to try and find a piece of myself everywhere I go to put together one day.” I would say, a tourist is merely a person who complains, “It’s not the same as in my country.” Whereas a traveler claims, “It’s not the same anywhere I go.” Traveling is not a just a hobby or holiday, it’s a way of life. For this life I would travel everywhere, anywhere, sometimes again, and sometimes even if it means falling in love over a 100 times.

‘Cause today is a great day for falling in love

My head spinning round and round,
All I wanna do is smile with just the thought of you being around,
I get the same feeling as when you set free a dove,
In love with this feeling of falling in love.
I seem to be dreaming all day long,
Humming away our favorite song,
My eyes stuck on the phone in front of,
In love with this feeling of falling in love.
When you whisper, “I love your smile”,
All I wish is that we wouldn’t be away by a 1000 miles,
Everything else seems so perfect, I observe,
In love with this feeling of falling in love.
The day I don’t talk to you makes me wonder,
Why is that my heart feels what it does under ??
As though my life’s taken a new curve,
In love with this feeling of falling in love.
I think I can tell you anything under the sun,
And you’ll still be by my side from dusk till dawn,
I wish this feeling remains forever,
But would love for it to grow even bigger,
In love with this feeling of falling in love.

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