What Does Travel Mean To You?
To me it simply means exploration. To continuously question and learn more about the world. A mega part of it is finding connections and similarities in people and places that I thought were so different. It’s really about breaking down fears and letting go of all negativity and to just go and explore but realise at the same time, that everything is possible.
As you may know from my previous Arkadi Monastery post, this year I took some much needed time off to initially relax and unwind and headed over to the beautiful island of Crete. Last year however, I managed to squeeze 4 European countries into 2 weeks! It was super-tiring but at the same time mega- fun, as the days went on the thought of the next place became more and more exciting. The long travel times and transfers also became less boring and more interesting. I became more fascinated with how people interact with mundane tasks, like queuing up for tickets to ordering food. It’s all the little things eh.
Now fast forward to 2016, with a huge job change and hair change; travelling wasn’t even anywhere in my to do list. But as the opportunity came, thanks to my boyfriend’s family – that little, Treasure Island – book loving, child inside me just said go for it. It didn’t really hit me that I was so far away from my norm until this particular day. There was something about the scenery and frankly the fresh air that made me really appreciate the world and made me feel so calm. There was no pitter-patter of the streets, car engines; or the sound of the green-man at pedestrian crossing. Nothing but calming sea breezes that sweep through to your bones.
Sunglasses – ASOS | Necklace – Regal Rose | Shirt – Forever 21 | Shorts – Vintage Levi’s | Bag – Zara
Photography: Jean-Michael Ipock
Now it’s your turn, what does travel mean to you?
Love, Pingkan x