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Just came back from Budapest, and I wanted to share something with all of you dear followers. While walking in the city center, we stumbled upon this memorial that is supposed to represent the invading Germany (the evil eagle) and the Hungarian people (represented by the archangel Michael) based on Germany’s invasion in 1944. For those that do not know or do not remember, Hungary was Germany’s ally and one of the first countries to organize the deportations of jews to the concentration camps. I did not take a picture but in front of this statue there are photos of Auschwitz prisoners, letters, and candles of people denouncing what they consider the government’s intention as wrong. This monument was built overnight in 2014 because the government KNEW what it was doing, and that was/is to rewrite history. 

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Traveling is not for everyone

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I’ve read so many articles about how you HAVE to travel before you are 30 and how you need to see everything before you are 25, and endless lists of things you ABSOLUTELY need to do before you die and if you don’t do them then you are a loser.

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Let’s just stop with that!

Just to be clear, traveling is one of the things I love the most… after reading! There is always a thrill and excitement to take a plane and land somewhere unknown. It’s been my dream to do what I do for a living since I was young, so I’m not here to complain or anything like that.

Let’s be honest, traveling is not pleasant and glamorous all the time. Sometimes, when I’m away, I wish I could be in my bed. But nobody stuck a gun against my head and forced me to do what I do, so I’m not complaining! What I do not like is people forcing everyone to absolutely travel, when it is not something that everyone can do… life , money, family gets in the way or is just so much more important than to take a plane. Each and every one of us decides how to live our life the best way we can.

Actually, I used to think that people that do not travel are weird… I’ve met some that do not even have a passport and I was like what????? is it possible??? Well yes it’s possible because we are all different and we do not have the travel bug and it is not obligatory. It does not make you better or worse. Yes, I do think that we are in this planet and we should LIVE and SEE everything. But you see, you can do it your own way. You can just travel around your country, or not travel at all. Let’s stop with the judgement of those who decide to stay home.

I would love to know what you think about this… do you feel the same?


 

He leido tantos articulos en buzzfeed y anexas sobre como es casi OBLIGATORIO viajar porque si no lo haces te estas perdiendo de todo en la vida. Ya basta con eso! Todos tenemos objetivos diferentes en la vida, y el hecho de viajar o no, de no tener el gusanito de viajar, no nos hace ni mejores ni peores. Si, tomar un avion y aterrizar en un lugar desconocido es increible, descubrir una nueva cultura, una nueva lengua es una de las cosas que me gustan mas de viajar. Pero esa misma emocion la podemos tener de otra manera, y cada persona decide como y donde vivir su vida.

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Lo que mas me molesta de todos esos articulos es que te hacen sentir como si no interesarse por viajar es como si hubieras desperdiciado tu vida o como si no fueras lo suficientemente ambicioso. Sinceramente, antes pensaba que la gente que no salia o que no tenia pasaporte era un poco rara, no lo podia creer! Hoy pienso totalmente diferente. Disculpenme, pero todos tenemos ambiciones diferentes! Nuestra vida es un viaje en si mismo, y esta en nosotros como y en donde decidimos vivirla.

Diran que es un poco ironico que diga esto cuando tengo un blog sobre viajes, pero uno no excluye el otro 😉

Me encantaria saber qué es lo que piensan al respecto, estan de acuerdo?

xx Andy