Travelling anywhere in the world is good for the soul unless of course it’s the Gaza strip or Syria, or ?..... There, you may question the sanity of ‘man’kind.
From there you could go to another part of the world and sit by the Dalai Lama, immersing yourself in his infinite loving compassion…or embrace the Beloved Mama of India; and you would wonder at the extreme differences of humans who live on our planet.
“I find that the more I travel, the more I am becoming a better person and the more I like myself.”
I find that the more I travel, the more I am becoming a better person and the more I like myself. My tolerance increases, my judgement lessens, the small stuff becomes insignificant and I feel more loving towards others. And I want to cuddle all the poorer children in their torn clothes and dirty weathered pixi faces, with their inquiring, innocent eyes.
“I want to share more of what I have and above all, it breaks down my own personal barriers and limitations.”
When I travel overland, I try harder to communicate; I want to share more of what I have and above all, it breaks down my own personal barriers and limitations.
Whilst I am travelling, I am absolutely aware that, whatever I do…. impacts on others.
I spent five months in 2007, travelling in a Land Rover, from Australia to the Netherlands via Korea, Siberia, Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Germany and on to North Eastern Europe. My first long overland trip.
“Through this journey, I experienced myself at my best and at my most horrendous worst. It shaped who I am today.”
Through this journey, I experienced myself at my best and at my most horrendous worst. Enduring severe sickness, bone weariness and freezing conditions took me way beyond what my comfort zone had even dreamed of.
I felt very deeply, the love and compassion from strangers, who nurtured me and embraced me; taking me into their world, their lives; without question.
And it all shaped, who and how I am today and my very strong, love (addiction) of overland travel. It was literally a life changing journey.
Travelling overland and camping along the way (if possible) is my favorite way of travelling. It touches all of my senses. I see, hear, taste, smell and feel the countryside and the culture. I am in it, a part of it and I absorb it with every fiber of my being. There is also an underlying sensation of venturing into the unknown which I love.
When I meet with the local folks, these are once in a lifetime experiences. The language barrier is no match for the sensation of a strong heart connection with another human being; even though they live a life so radically and completely opposite to mine.
When I am able to run a camping tour in Mongolia, I love it. The nomadic folks with warm eyes and gentle, humble presence, enormous sapphire blue skies, the clean air and being outside on the wide open steppe; camping. There is nothing that compares to this, to really connect you with our incredibly beautiful Earth.
If you enjoyed this, you’ll enjoy Rensina’s latest trip Overlanding Mongolia in 21 days in 2021.