Wednesday, 8 April 2020

How to Enjoy Travel in the time of the Great Covid19 Lock down

Hello, fellow travel fanatics.  How's it going?  Are you bored yet? Frustrated yet? Or are you enjoying the peace, quiet  and tranquility of this enforced lock down?

Den Gamle By, Aarhus, Denmark

Personally I am quite enjoying it although the thing I miss most is interaction with friends.  Having said that, with two weeks of glorious weather, long solitary walks have been a delight and my family have been marvelous face timing me each day. What would we do without the phone and the internet?

Havana, Cuba
As an addicted traveler, as I suspect many of my readers are, it is clear that there won't be any international travel for quite some time. As far as I am concerned I am very grateful for the amount of travel I have done and appreciate the fact that I have been more fortunate than many who never get the same opportunities. Too often no sooner do we enthusiastic travelers get back from a trip than we are planning the next one. 

China 1993

So Here's my question. How often and for how long do we reflect on
past trips?  Usually there is a period after a trip when we ponder it, talk about it, rejoice in it, browse our photos and relive our experiences but how often do we think back to trips prior to the last one?  Yes, I realise that travel broadens the mind and that we gain knowledge and understanding from every country we visit but I am talking about reliving the pleasures, the sights, the sounds, the food etc that browsing our photo albums awaken.

I've got mine out
While we are locked in how about getting out our albums and having a really good browse, let's become  armchair travelers, maybe cook recipes from whatever country we are browsing, put on some of their music, relive the rich experiences we have been fortunate enough to have. Become virtual travelers in the comfort of our own homes.  Of course if you want to arm chair travel you can scroll through my previous posts on this blog where you will find a myriad of destinations and recipes from many different countries. And then when this terrible virus has run its course lets all start traveling again, be it just to the next city or overseas, to help  rebuild the decimated tourism industry and get people back into their jobs.  Stay strong and keep well everyone.

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