444. The secret of happiness lies in a search for what proves to be an unknown destination…
I have met the most beautiful women in the world, participated as a judge in the Miss Universe contest, travelled a known and unknown world. I have visited capitals and remote kingdoms meeting their Kings and Queens, their Princes and Presidents. In particular I have enjoyed meeting people from every walk of life.
Traveling is one of the very few ways you can spend your time and money with the hope of returning a wiser and better person.
I am an explorer. I like adventure. Every journey begins with a destination, like an horizon that gives way to new horizons. I always feel a need to push beyond whatever I can see ahead. What lies beyond this new horizon, this thin line that separates the known from the unknown?
Discover another civilization, another culture with its rituals, mores, all expressed subtly in its traditional dresses.
Let us travel and discover our world, increase our knowledge, learn, broaden our horizons and get a more complete view of our planet and those who share it with us.
No matter how you travel, with whom you share the journey or your destination, what matters is the journey and the experience you will get from it.
I have taken hundreds of thousands of photos and when I look at those images my memory takes me back in time, à la recherche du temps perdu, for the sounds, the smells and the emotions that magically resurface.
There is no “right time” to take a trip, to leave, to start a new adventure, every moment is the “right time”. Sometimes we are off to discover the world and sometimes we are off to discover ourselves, to look into our world and open the door to let the inside out and the outside in.
If you find yourself in a locked cage check that it isn’t locked from the inside.
Life is a great adventure. Travel allows us to make the most of it. How many things in my life would have been different had I not opened that door, had I not travelled, had I not known people who have shared their knowledge with me, who have given me their hand in friendship and shared part of the journey.
Time to stop reading and start packing.
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