The further you travel, the closer it is to home

I must have been one of the first people they had spoken to since arriving in Europe. Travelling all the way from Lubbock TX, they were delighted when I told them I once lived and worked in their city. For them it was a huge coincidence. For me, in a job that involves speaking to many international travelers, it was a matter of time.

Not to take anything away from the chat, it was great to meet them and brought back some awesome memories. I remember being in their shoes in their home city. It was just as much of a surprise when a guy at the bar recognised my accent and told me how he went to school in my hometown. It was very funny to hear how we brought back the northern English accent that had clearly faded over time.
It was also a surprise when I bumped into a friend in New York City, checking into a hotel as I was checking out. Being so far from home, it took a while to sink in. We crossed paths like we did at college and the local store. A couple thousand miles did not change anything. 

The more I travel, the more I have these experiences. 

I hope I’m not the only one!

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9 thoughts on “The further you travel, the closer it is to home

      • Dude that is an amazingly hard question. I enjoyed Brazil Myanmar India and new Zealand a lot. And just to mention the countries but places oh lord, that’s to much. But Bolivia was amazing too. Although food wise I prefer Asia! You?

      • I guess it is hard to compare as each nation differs so much from the last.. So I agree that it is a hard question! I think travelling to the States changed me as a person as I gained a lot of confidence moving to a different continent at a young age, I loved the food I had in Malaysia and I loved the culture of Brazil! I am also very fortunate that Europe has so many great destinations in a small area, hopefully I will get to explore more of them soon.

      • Ah don’t worry lige is short but if you do it right it will be enough! I love the states bit need to visit the national parcs next!

      • I think with the issues America are facing right now, I would prefer the calm, tranquil, peaceful setting in one of their National Parks 🙂 May I ask where you are from?

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