[travel] day 59: travel.

There are different types of traveling. [these are my definitions]

Great Ocean Road 2012

Great Ocean Road 2012

1. A Trip. A short hop, skip and a jump away. Something that takes a small amount of time, like a weekend. Not too far away from home. Doesn’t take much time, effort or research. Things like a day trip, road trip, camping trip.

Vacation house in Ixtapa, Mexico

Vacation house in Ixtapa, Mexico

2. A Vacation. Relaxed, money spent, lounging time. Pina coladas pool side. Reading your book while sipping your morning coffee. Sleeping in and staying out late.

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Eating on the side of the streets in Vietnam.

3. Traveling. Emerging yourself in ones culture. Experiencing the food, people, life. Crunching a lot of things in a short amount or what seems like a short amount of time. Trying to live like a local. This happens when traveling to a place for a month seems like its too short.

Which leads me to a pet peeve of mine. Don’t claim that you are well traveled when you haven’t even left your home country. You are well tripped.

cheers and happy traveling.

mao.

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