Wanderlust

There’s just something about airports that renew wanderlust.

Looking at the departure boards today, we couldn’t help but wish we had some exciting adventures planned. Bandung… Yogyakarta… Shan tou… Tokyo… So many places listed, and almost none of which we’ve been to before! But strangely enough, after some days away, we yearn for home. Travel is about the sights, sounds and experiences. But one of the best things about travel is, well, going home. Ironic, perhaps. After all, the many who write travel blogs draw their life and energy from being away from home, and going home seems like the mark of the end of a curious spirit, of being open-minded. Perhaps I’m a homebody at heart. But I’d like to think of it this way: travel helps us appreciate our home better, to see the familiar through different lenses. As G. K. Chesterton said,

The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.

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