Hello English Muse readers! Karen from A Simple Cup of Tea once again. This week I’m talking about traveling. I spent the entire week in Wroclaw, Poland. There’s nothing I love more than exploring new countries, meeting new people and learning about new cultures.

“The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.” – Samuel Johnson

I love this quote by Samuel Johnson. He is absolutely right: seeing things as they are is one of the best things about travel. But the thing I like most is that when you’re traveling you discover parts of yourself you never knew or never recognized before. It’s as if being somewhere else unlocks something. It’s more than discovering a new place, it’s also discovering a bit of yourself.

Well, as we’re talking about travel I thought it might as well share the following video with you. I posted it on my blog a couple of weeks ago but it is fabulous. Makes me want to jump on a couple of planes tomorrow or even tonight.


What about you? What do you love most about travelling?


5 Comments on On traveling and discoveries

  1. That is so true about travel! I first discovered how much travel can reveal about oneself while in Krakow, Poland, at age sixteen. I haven’t been able to travel much since high school, but I’m always eager to set out on a new adventure and see more of this great big world.

    Great post!

  2. I think everytime I’ve gone on a trip in the past two years I almost convinced myself against it because of the money factor. At the end of the day, I don’t remember the money I spent. I remember the times I had with friends, strangers, weird places, sidwalk cafes, markets, and my own terrible sense of direction.

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