If Travel Was Free

If Travel Was Free

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There was this post that said ‘If traveling was free, you would never see me’. Interestingly, if traveling was free; you would see me all the time because I would be posting endlessly on my Facebook and Instagram.
I’m the sort that gets excited by just going to the airport, even if it is just to receive someone. Imagine my state when I’m the one traveling. The idea of endlessly sitting at the airport, sipping coffee, people watching and the excitement of spending countless hours on the plane; is a total thrill, apart from my swollen feet but that’s a very minor issue. It is not all a bed of roses, anxiety is at its peak until I’ve checked myself and my luggage in, then the party begins.
I’ve traveled to many countries. Each city was the best place I’ve visited, each trip would be better than the last one. Bangkok was taken over by Singapore, then nothing could have been better than Sydney. Turkey was the love of my life, so we visited twice but then we ended up in Ireland!
Even though I’ve traveled further away to lands filled with deserts and dry mountains but Ireland is still at the top of my list.
Traveling to live in another country has its own amount of thrill for me. The best part is getting away with all the, we believe to be important things we own. Stepping into a new place and settling down, learning about what to and how to and after a good 8 to 10 months claiming to be a pro at things is part of the excitement.
At present, I live in Malaysia and traveling locally is easy and cheap. The picturesque beaches, the daunting mountains, the waterfalls and rain forests. I’ve been to certain beaches more than thrice because it’s always stunning looking at the sun slide into the edge of the sea…seems like I’m falling in love all over again!
No matter where one travels, the heart is where the home is… I am a human of many nations, nationalities, and destinations.. my children are a third-culture generation. But I find myself also searching for an identity… maybe some TCK- ness has rubbed on me too.
Travel makes one’s horizons increase; mentally and geographically. We learn and live another culture, another religion, another way of life. Without any doubt this makes one appreciate life and what one owns.
Today I sit in a small apartment somewhere in the Gulf region, enjoying the view of the sea as it lashes towards the shore. .. planning my next move… my next adventure…and feeling blessed!

raheela Ishtiaq

The key to life is humour but the realities are real and need to be addressed time and again.

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