Friday, 22 November 2013

The best pit stop - Visiting family relative while extended traveling

Nowadays the world has became a smaller place. I used to hear that a lot when I was growing up and the phrase “It’s a small world” seem like a true fact with airplanes and especially cheap flights. Not only that its so easy now to connect with halfway across the world with the internet as long as you have a reception.

Still when you plan a long extended trip and have no idea where to go, suddenly the list of place you could explore never seam to end. 6 months seam too short and even a year or two could not seam to fit all the places I wanted to visit.
York Minster

Family seam to be all over the world too nowadays with people migrating, working and studying abroad. I was one of the fortunate ones to have quite a few relative of sorts and one of them was in England, Yorkshire.

Family does wonders when traveling … they are your first ties that you keep in touch, support and keep you going after your dream … as long as you get past that initial homesick withdrawal. Its like a sense of security as well knowing that if any emergency happens you have a phone call away that you know no matter the cost they would drop everything they are doing and fly to wherever you are to get you back to home.

Of course knowing someone is watching your back does sometimes have its bad side effects such as going the more dangerous route and taking more risk.

Extended families such as uncles and aunt or cuz for that matter that are in another country makes wonderful pit stops where you could loose that sense of uptight from traveling alone so long. No longer having to worry if some stranger you just met is going to pinch something off your backpack while you are sleeping or thinking what to do for dinner makes a very different long awaited rest. Don’t get me wrong … I tend to sleep in a lot during the travels and was always over rested but the rest of the mind was another thing altogether

The other best part I loved for the pit stop was the familiarity …. No longer needing to go through the introductions …. They know you … your good part and also your bad habbits … complains was also a welcome such as naggings since you seldom get those from newly made stranger friends … or at lease if it does happen you just don’t talk to them. Conversation changes to a deeper meaning when old families or friends that are not afraid to pinch a sore wound just to disturb you.

Well I pit stopped two weeks over Christmas to New Years in 2011/2012 …. Got feed well and was ready for my next big leg to America …. But not untill a short ride up Ireland first and a few more towns I have never been before in England J

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