There exists something like a contagion of travel, and the disease is essentially incurable. "Travels with Herodotus" by

Travels with Herodotus comment by Ewa Janisz.

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A journey, after all, neither begins in the instant we set out, nor ends when we have reached our door step once again. It starts much earlier and is really never over, because the film of memory continues running on inside of us long after we have come to a physical standstill. Indeed, there exists something like a contagion of travel, and the disease is essentially incurable. "Travels with Herodotus" by

I came across this quote long ago and immediately realised it was something that I can identify myself with; something that reflects my 'idea’ and 'philosophy' of travelling. I believe that a journey once started is not over once we come back physically. Rather, it resonates within us, intensifies, influences us on many levels, and makes us crave more.

 

I come from Poland but have lived in the UK, in Italy, and in Russia; I believe that the best way to get to know a place is to spend at least a couple of months there and live like a local to the extent it's possible. I love exploring and believe that it's worth having the courage to make independent and sometimes risky decisions - to leave the familiar, cosy environment, and step out into the unknown. I appreciate beautiful cities and magnificent architecture, but it is the beauty and harmony of nature that makes me speechless. I like places which require some effort to get to; places which make you cross your inner barriers and reveal the real you. I want to promote mindful travelling - being in the moment, in the place, observing, not judging. This is reflected in my writing - even if it''s against all social media rules, I prefer to give myself some time to reflect on what I want to tell my readers and avoid easy conclusions.

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