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Pondering What People Think of When They Travel (As I Look At Photos of the Roman Baths)

What do you get from traveling? What do you make of your experiences, the sights, sounds, tastes and everything in between? How can people who have gone to the same exact spots walk away from them with something entirely different from the other, seeing them from entirely different eyes? My parents recently took a trip to London, and I saw a photo of my mom at the exact same spot in the Roman Baths where I took a picture when I went on my Contiki trip a few years back. It is interesting looking at a picture of a place and it taking you back to the time when you were there. I remember things very fondly about Bath: lifting an apparatus people there used to lift, a quaint Alice in Wonderland themed restaurant. I remember sitting at the spot, watching the ducks, taking a break and trying to tune the crowd out. I remember thinking about the ruins before me and how the people who lived there would have been. I remember thinking 300 …

On Human Achievement

There are times when there are more questions than answers, and that’s okay. It’s man’s continuous search for meaning, purpose, his origins and history that make way for great discoveries. Mysteries keep us grounded, knowing we don’t know everything there is. The simplest of them — was it of ritual, maybe brought by necessity, perhaps scientific — feats of engineering and architecture, mathematical precision, human achievement far advanced than the time they were created. (Photos taken at Wiltshire, UK, May 2012) Footnote to a post: I encourage everyone to travel on their own once in their lives. There are many ways to do this. I chose Contiki, a service that lets you travel with people ages 18-35 to destinations worldwide. By doing so, you may not know it at the time, but no matter your destination, you would be setting off to a life-changing experience. My trip was years ago now but I still remember getting to the Stonehenge site vividly and it becoming real for me. I still remember the rest of the trip …