Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He is perhaps best known nowadays for his quotes. “Its the not the Destination, It’s the journey” is probably his biggest hit. A seemingly simple but nevertheless, profound statement.
I guess it’s the constraints of the typical 2 week holiday that seduced people into getting to their chosen destination as quickly as possible. You sit in the departure lounge on a miserable and grey Manchester Monday afternoon, and 14 hours later you’re half way around the world. On the way, you’ve probably watched a couple of films, read a book or snoozed. Whatever you’ve done to pass the time, the one thing you haven’t done is let the journey unfold in an organic way. The fact you’re 12,000 miles away in a relatively short time is slightly surreal.
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