Best of 2014: Travel

People often ask me what I am passionate about and for as long as I can remember travel has been one of my answers, but it has not been something I have actually been doing. The only time I remember fighting with my mother in high school was when she refused to let me go on an exchange student programme. That is how long and how desperately I have always wanted to see what the world has to offer.

I believe that if I travelled more in my early twenties I would be a completely different person to who I am now. Better person… I don’t know, but definitely different.

This year I was lucky enough to get to travel a lot more than I have in the past five years. From the amazingly picturesque Réunion Island with Trace Sports, to my Euro trip to Prague, Paris, Rome and Amsterdam, all the way to the local S’hot Left I took with SA Tourism and the trip I am currently on in Thailand; I have had a wonderful year of experiences and memories this year. Motorbike rides through Bangkok, drunken selfies with strangers at a beach bar, Alexander Wang x H&M leather pants on sale, sneaky selfies at the Sistine Chapel, croissants for breakfast everyday, getting lost and ending up at the Pompidou Centre and having the best pasta of your life in Rome because the stranger sitting at the next table recommended it are just some of the reasons I travel. 

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert, author of Madame Bovary

  • Ginikach I Eloka
    Posted at 15:14h, 16 January Reply

    I’ve been enthusiastic about travel for a long time too, but never got the chance to leave the borders of Africa till last year.

    It felt worth the wait, except that we had to rush through five countries in 14 days (highlight of my 2014 btw)

    The pasta we had in Rome felt a bit too heavy though lol

    Hope you had a good time in Thailand.


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