Road Trips Can Recharge Your Batteries. Do you frequently go on road trips? For me, there always seems to be something special about hitting the road. I feel like I am getting something more important than I was before. Do you feel like you get any benefit from your frequent road trips?
You get to see places that are national parks and tourist attractions. But you also get to see “ethnic” places, places like that of Oaxaca, where you get to experience a taste of the excellent Mexico City and Mexico ambiance.
You get to know people very well in those places. They have their problems and they also have their solutions. It is a real challenge to solve problems when you know you have a whole country to do it.
At home, you are always available to your neighbors, but when you travel, people want to know about you and want to be your friend. They want to feel you are the same as they are always at home because you are not tired nor do you have pressure on your shoulders.
It is a real bother and a bother to know other people. You try to fit yourself into their world. At home, you try to be you, but you can’t forget you are a traveler.
Road Trips for me are the best way to get to know a place. I already traveled a lot as a child, and as a adult. I have a couple of journeys that I want to finish, one is to date the first camping trip I have ever been on, with my friends.
We lived in Minnesota for a short time, but I always remember how when we got to Chicago, which was a long drive, took forever, banged my head on the roof, and shed my duffle bag. I got to meet this person who would become my best friend in the world. She was a hunter, and we spent time together hunting deer and other game. The only thing I was not too happy about was her having to cook dinner, as I stood behind her eating finger foods.
I would love to have had the chance to travel to all the places I have been in my life. Currently, I am doing research on Greece, entire coastline of the European continent, and several other European countries. Reading history and stories of the past living in Greece gets me excited.
Back to Greece. I wish I had the opportunity to have traveled more recently, but given the situation in the country today, I doubt that would be possible. But even without having traveled, I can still get to know the people and their culture.
The most interesting moment I witnessed recently was the wedding of two cousins in a village near us. A couple of years ago, the two couples got engaged. They are now living together and have a little boy who will probably be named after his grandparents. It is a very traditional wedding with only a brother marries his sister. After the wedding, the couple and their guests spent the night together in a local guesthouse.
Seeing this wedding, I felt grateful that I had been able to watch it. I was seated in the front row seat and watched with a group of women wearing the traditional shawl and traditionally, only one brother married a sister.
Cousins are not the only ones who make fun of my being in Greece. This weekend, the entire Greek population made fun of me on my latest trip. During the weekdays, buses would be on sale and people would constantly be on sale. Shopper’s were everywhere. My first stop was a littletainment district erected in the old town. Boadginia is theflowering capital of Greece and signs of its ancient Parthenon are everywhere.Greece has a few rather unique attractions, one that may interest the traveler in particular.
Over the weekend, I had the chance to visit a rather extraordinary mausoleum… the Agora, the city’s central museum. The Agora was the venue for two spectacular nights of music in Athens in 2004 and it is also one of Greece’s most important tourist attractions. The museum has been completely rebuilt following the disasters of 1915. It features Greek myth as well as classical sculpture and costumes from the period.
My second memorable site was the Metamenor, the immense rock-hewn amphitheater sitting beneath the ragingIonian Sea. The area’s attractions are not limited to the rock-hewn amphitheater; there are several other attractions such as the archaeological-zoological site, the Natural History Museum and a rectangular park featuring the restoration of an original Xerox-made tablet laying out a history of its civilization. The park also has a youth hostel and a coffee shop.
My travels brought me to the other side of the island where I spent my time… in the popular fishing village of Nea Kameni. The village retains a small-town, 1920’s feel.