Do you like traveling?
Who wouldn’t if it’s one of the best ways to discover not just the world but yourself as well? I just love both the excitement to get to someplace new and anticipation regarding the experiences I will have which is all possible by traveling. I also tend to enjoy many aspects of the actual travel journey itself. I am looking forward to Chandragiri Cable thinking about how I would keep myself busy on my leisure time. That being said, I now have a job on the week days and offff…. my colleges all day long on weekends, that’s why my wants and needs as a traveler have changed. Whenever my friends ask me for a day out I either have to ask a day off with my boss or else I need to skip my classes, and believe me who wants that?
Do you like travel alone or with your friends?
I think travelling with friends is better option and there are two basic reasons. When travelling with family, we do everything depending on our family’s feelings. You suddenly feel scared to go bungee jumping? Okay. You can freely go back to your hotel and sulk for being such a coward. But when you’re with friends, you have someone to cheer you on to continue. They will let you enjoy your freedom but will be there to support you in anything that you do, too. They’re there to give you that extra push you never thought you needed to finally find the courage to jump off the plane to go skydiving or take biking to the next level by doing it on a zip line. One of the perks of not travelling with family is having the chance to share your expenses with other people. From baggage weight allowance to your hotel room and food bill, you can split the costs. And instantly, your overall expenses will become a lot cheaper. As long as you guys have the same mindset when budgeting your travel allowance, everything will run smooth. It’s also great when you have a group fund for equal expenses like attraction passes to make travelling a little easier, isn’t it?
Have you traveled to other places? Where are they?
Well, previously I used to work as Business Developer during which I traveled in in 2 countries and 25 district territories, crossing international borders over 12 times. I have lived in Bara, Parsa, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Ramechhap and many more. And this is the reaIity that I have seen the Good, the Bad, and the absolutely Ugly. Among these places I will always be thankful to Bara people who helped me to settle there when I was running low on pennies.
What do you usually do when you first arrive in a new place?
People usually want to take a short rest when they arrive at a new place ….ah…..but not me. I love to go to the local hotels or any other fast food chain and just look at their menu and see how different it is from the one in my hometown. I love to try the different items on the menu and even the same ones to see if they taste different. I do love to go to local restaurants at that place but fast food chains are familiar to everyone and they help you in meeting people from the local area or sometimes other travelers as well.
What are the benefits of traveling?
There are a lot of advantages of travelling, being more understanding and tolerant about a culture different than ours is a part of being smarter, but I consider it as a benefits of traveling in itself. For me the world is a book and the only way to dive in it is wandering from places to places, just turn the page that pulls your interest. Sure, you probably feel comfortable where you are, but that is just a fraction of the world! If you are a student, take advantage of programs such as Erasmus to get to know more people, experience and understand their culture. Dare traveling to regions you have a skeptical opinion about. I bet that you will change your mind and realize that everything is not so bad abroad. Another advantage can be cutting down on stress, to lowering your chances of developing a heart disease, the health benefits of traveling are huge. You may stay sitting on a chair all day long at the workplace: including some walking to your trip is sure to make your body feel better. For some people, wandering abroad is even a cure for depression and anxiety. Of course, it’s not a foolproof cure, but it might help you feel better, both physically and psychologically.
Why do so many people like traveling nowadays?
Most People Travel because they want to see their families and friends who live far away. Invitations from families and friends are seldom so you will decide to travel just to see them. People also travel because they want to see their soul mates. Some people believe that there is only one person for them and if they haven’t had much luck searching in their area, they figured it out that even though there are millions of people around the world, they can still find it in other place. Others however travel to seek for work because they want to experience how to work from another place. We must admit that earning money is hard and some people decide to work abroad because they are looking for greener pasture. Other place pays bigger rates than their own place. We may also say that their expertise is not favorable in their own place. Unfortunately, they have to leave their families for awhile for a job opportunities abroad. To say, most of the Nepalese youths are employed abroad.
Do young people and older people benefit differently from travelling?
I believe they do. When you’re young, you feel invincible, full of bravado and unlimited curiosity. There’s a big chance of you participating in some sort of tomfoolery and making rash decisions. This can be both good and bad. Whatever you do, just be sure you come out of it alive to tell a wonderful story. These are the days of hostelling, taking buses instead of planes, hopping from one job to another getting paid minimum by the hour, and taking sheer inspiration from Richard of Alex Garland’s “The Beach”. The adventures are either continued by a monthly trickling of charity from your parents, or it ends with your bank account in a perfect zero sum, and you head back home to start adult anew. Again, this can also be a good thing as it can teach you about budgeting and being resourceful.
However, when older you are now much more informed and have accumulated much more life experience. So to you, the Bayon temple in Siem Reap means much more than just “Tomb Raider” location. You have a better understanding of a city’s culture and history so you perceive things at a deeper level. Instead of using travel as a self-discovery as you would when you’re younger, travel at this age is more about the discovery of others.