Come along for the journey!

Come along for the journey!

Friday, 16 October 2009

BORING BACKPACKERS: (Istanbul, Turkey)

The whole traveling thing is supposed to make you wiser, more interesting. How ironic that we, like many of my fellow backpackers, find ourselves becoming pretty boring at times. We spent a good half hour half-hearing backpackers outside our room talking about sandwiches. Just as we were into full swing judging them for obsessing over something so fickle, and their aloofness to the amazing beauty and culture around us, I caught myself talking for over ten minutes about the amazing plastic toilet seat cover in the hostel bathroom, that retracts automatically around the seat on each use. I suppose there is a risk with traveling, that it 'over-sensitises' us to wonderful things, and that the abundant blend of time and opportunities can lead to being introspective and indifferent, rather than aware and  appreciative. Fantastic toilet though.

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