Join David Joshua Jennings choose these few days to chronicle because they are representative not only of the opportunities one finds oneself drifting into as a result of many months or years on the road, but also of the random love affairs, intoxication, loneliness, and relentless self-questioning that travel often inspires.
Ever wondered what life in a meditation camp is actually like? Join David Joshua Jennings in Kathmandu, Nepal, to see what goes through the mind of a traveler when he's not allowed to communicate for 11 days.
Travel is not just about the places you see and the things you experience, but also the people you encounter along the way, and of these characters, none loom larger in memory as the lovers. For those new to long-term travel, and even for those who are no strangers to romance on the road, here is some advice to make the most of these peripatetic love affairs.
The list of the positive aspects of travel would is inexhaustible, but to only document the positive side of long-term travel would be to paint an incomplete picture of what it can do to your relationships, your body, and your mind.
There is no doubt that we travelers have a deeper experience of the place we are traveling when we are fluent in the local language. Without this fluency, much of what we experience in a foreign land is mysterious or misinterpreted. Thus, unless we learn the local language, we will continue comprehending only a small margin of what we could be, and our interpretations are bound to be distorted.