“Il y a deux jours important dans sa vie : le jour où tu es né, et le jour où tu comprends pourquoi tu es né” (there are two important days in your life – the day you are born – and the day you understand why)
Starting off as two solo travellers in South East Asia, they met by coincidence and soon became friends that decided to travel together.
It’s beautiful to see when two strangers meet on the road, become friends and decide to go on an adventure together.
In one conversation both of them were talking about the saturation of travelling for the sake of travelling… Somehow, the first 7 months of travel never make you question why you left. You travel for the sake of travel. And yet, by month number 7, comes a slight knock on the door of reality – the one that asks – “why and where are you heading dear friend?”
It’s the knock of our consciousness in a way – as we have learned that everything in life needs a purpose, it is hard to travel (or do anything maybe) without a purpose.
I think many of us head out to travel to find a way to cleanse ourselves of obligations and responsibilities, to see more clearly. And when one travels, all the opportunities to move in the directions and destinations you want are out there. We become the hitchhikers in a long story and confrontation with ourselves. Each stop or bump on the road serving as a lesson to be learnt.
Perhaps that is why travelling offers us the best perspective to understand ourselves better and understand where we want to head to…first with our feet, and then with our hearts – because we are confronted to the blank canvas of ourselves. And by doing so, maybe we our offering ourselves the best way to be a better future for ourselves.