Before I set off for my trip in February, I’ve had to make a few things clear for myself. This is because travel, to me, has been painted completely wrong by most.

I don’t believe most people enjoy travel in the sense that it is advertised. There are a few things that make us like travel: 1. Not having to work (i.e. vacation). 2. Getting to dine out every meal without feeling bad about the money spent. 3. Finally having something interesting to post on social media about.

The motive for my travels isn’t the possibility of happiness or any kind of pleasure. It is a break from my normal habits and beliefs. Every time I’ve come back from a long trip some habit changes that I was reliant on and beliefs get challenged.

Like a child, sometimes the only way to get them to part with the sucker is to hide it from them.