on traveling and finding yourself

Read this old piece by William Dalrymple while traveling by metro to office today.

Home truths on abroad

Came across this beautiful quote by Nicolas Bouvier that i would want to keep with me for posterity. Dalrymple writes: As the great French traveller Nicolas Bouvier wrote in The Way of the World, the experience of being on the road, “deprived of one’s usual setting, the customary routine stripped away like so much wrapping paper” reduces you, yet makes you at the same time more “open to curiosity, to intuition, to love at first sight … You think you are making a trip, but soon it is making you – or unmaking you.”

beautiful, isn’t it?
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