Some things travel teaches us

we have came across lot of teachers who inspire us through the journey of life. But when we are on the journey for some destination even the travelling experiences teaches us some lessons.

Patience: Many times while traveling you will encounter set backs. For instance, if you take a local bus in India, don’t expect for that bus to leave on schedule. Many times the local buses wait until all of the seats are full before they will leave. Sometimes it could take an hour or longer.

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You can choose to get uptight and irritated that you have to wait, or you can find a way to enjoy that time by reading a book or striking up a conversation with the person next to you. If you are on a backpacker’s budget and trying to go the cheap route, you will encounter many things that will test your patience. After a while, these things seem insignificant and you end up finding ways to pass the time.

Live in the moment: In many places, you have to be on guard while you are traveling. You want to make sure nobody steals from you, mugs you, takes advantage of you, etc etc. Also, you will find that things do not always go as planned when you are traveling. You learn to go with the flow and make the best of what is thrown at you.

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Travel can also teach you to live in the moment by being in constant awe of your surroundings. When you are in a new place, you tend to pay attention to the smells, scenery and noises around you more than you would at home. If you do this long enough while traveling, it can become a habit so that when you get home you may find yourself viewing your surroundings in the eyes of a traveler.

Our day to day problems are not such a big deal: Sometimes we tend to live in a little box and think that our problems are monumental. But compared to what some people have to deal with on a day to day basis, many of our problems really are not that bad.

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Don’t take things for granted: Do you ever wonder what it’s like to live in a small hut in the middle of nowhere? Well, this is many people’s reality in other countries. It can be an extreme shocker to see how some people live in other parts of the world. I know a lot of people who don’t realize they have it really good and they complain about everything because they know nothing except their “world”. They have not visited other places, nor do they care to.

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These are just a few of the things I have learned from travel.

Adorable Pictures Of Curious Squirrels By British Photographer Max Ellis

If you’ve seen a little squirrel in the park begging for treats or browsing through picnic leftovers, you’ll probably agree that they’re one of the cutest things ever. Perhaps the incessantly curious and hyperactive nature of squirrels is exactly what inspired British photographer Max Ellis to start shooting these cool pics of everyone’s favorite woodland rodent.

Ellis is a professional freelance illustrator and photographer from the U.K. who caught our eye with the beautiful wildlife photography on his 500px page. Although he has tons of awesome photos on his account (which everyone should check out, by the way), his photos of squirrels with everyday objects were by far the cutest.wildlife-photography-squirrels-max-ellis-1

 

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Nehru Trophy Boat Race – Alappuzha (Alleppey)

After all hurry burry reached the venue, but was confused get the tickets, Somehow a officer at village office (Bala) helped us in getting tickets for the finishing point of the race(ticket charge: 500rs for 2). We had to take local boat to reach the venue which was in the middle of the lake. Somehow reached the venue, it was heavily crowded.

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All photographers were lined up in the corner and we joined them oping to get a better picture from that end. It took almost 3 hours for the actual boat race to get started. So until then there were police boats which was roaming around, and some advertisers, and some really amazing people of alleppey cheering for their team, enjoying in their usual way, by holding a bottle in one hand and a pickle in the other hand. Some of them were playing drums and dancing to the tunes of it , whereas some young boys enjoyed by diving to the lake and dancing in the lake.

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So the boat race started all cameras were focused and was waiting to get that perfect picture as soon as they came near us, but the unexpected happen. as soon as the boats came towards us the crowds started cheering for the team by standing , shouting and coming in front of the camera, but somehow managed to get this picture at the right time.

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What i learnt is ” It really doesn’t matter if i am in the right place at the right time, but i had to click that button at the right moment, I really got to know the value of a millisecond that day”.

A chemistry graduate by degree and a traveler by heart

Hey there.. I am Divya.. popular as Di…. A chemistry graduate by degree and a traveler by heart. A true Goan, love to relax and get hyper only the night before the travel, because of mere excitement to explore. I am a Photographer by profession and expertise in family/children/infant/food/wedding photography, basically everything.

Please feel free to check my photography page to see my work:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kriyetion/404328779646572

Traveling is like searching for peace to me. The pleasure cant be measured. You explore new places, meet new people, try new cuisines, enjoy nature and the beauty of the place u visit.

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If you travel so well you will always have loads of stories to tell and every story has a better impact, if you have photographs to show, better still videos. Thats how I associate the two together- Photography and traveling, It goes hand in hand.

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To top the experience further, you must travel on a budget and make the most of eat, travel at nights so u save on accommodation, or eat in temples and gurudwaras to save on food and spend more quality time in enjoying the place.

I call myself a shoe string traveler and and love to visit a new location everytime.

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For aspiring travelers be careful and also prepared to loose a lot during travel and let go. Many things are at stake like belongings, sleep, friends, people. However all this makes the experience.

So go ahead.. you have have one life.. Travel through safely!!!