“The journey not the arrival matters.” –T.S. Eliot
Traveling is amazing. I have been to many places and all of them have been extraordinary. We live in such a beautiful world, and not to explore it would be a shame. There is nothing like traveling. Exploring the world is a phenomenal experience of its own. Very often we get too wrapped up in our lives. We forget to be happy and enjoy every day of our life. Life is beautiful. There are many ways to see the world. Everyone takes their own path, but all the paths lead up to one desire. To explore, experience, and enjoy.
The moment you begin traveling is the moment you leave your comfort zone. If you live your life in your comfort zone, you very soon will realize how boring your life will become. We make up irrational fears which prevent us from going past our comfort zone, therefore, preventing us from living a life full of joy and wonder. It is up to us to get over those fears and go past our comfort zone. It is up to us to experience life to its fullest.
The journey matters way more than the arrival. Of all the places I went to, India was the most memorable of my adventures. We started with a train ride to Washington D.C. and then we took a very long flight from D.C to Doha. It was a VERY exhausting journey, but what I experienced, I will not forget in a long time. In Doha, I saw supercars, I saw giant teddy bears (like really really giant), I met so many helpful people, and I experienced the amazing culture. From Doha, we took another flight to Nagpur. My mom’s side of the family lives in Amravati which is 3-hour car ride from Nagpur. Amravati is a small city but it is full of culture and amazing sites. There are so many nice people in Amravati. From Amravati, I went to Bhopal where my dad’s family lives. On this trip, I also went to Agra where the Taj Mahal is. It’s a beautiful monument made by a king for his queen. All in all, I tasted new foods, saw amazing things which I will never forget, and experienced a new place in the most wonderful way. By going out of my comfort zone.
That is the giant teddy bear I saw in Doha. Crazy right?