Do these two dimensions meet along the road? I have wondered if this is possible – to find real love while on travel – despite the tight schedules, the airplane and bus rides that never seem to end.
When you are away from ‘reality’, can one make a sound decision on whether to pursue a real relationship or not?
From my personal trips, I have met a lot of people. Most of them turned into friends, or simply just Facebook contacts. I am pretty sure that most of those I may never see again in this lifetime but we are able to keep in touch through our travel photos. It is so easy to connect today with downloadable apps, especially Facebook where we get updated with each other’s whereabouts.
Then there is another set of people that holds a more special place in my heart. Travel has taught me that it is possible to have an uncanny connection or chemistry with a stranger. In just a few minutes into a conversation, you easily feel at home. These are the people that I think of having another trip with, or maybe, spend a portion of my future with. Sounds a bit creepy, but true!
Like what all of us have learned in our adult life, not all good things last. There is a departure date for you, for her, for him. Time suddenly flies by too quickly and there’s no way to stop it. The connection was only good for a number of hours, days, weeks. ‘Reality’ is just a plane ride away.
What happens when you want reality and escape to mix, to overlap? When you want to do your usual grocery shopping in loose clothes in a foreign country to cook a mean local dish, or change your daily commute route because you are in an entirely new city?
Maybe crossing over is possible, anything is! It could be difficult, as anything could be. Maybe traveling more will give me a logical answer, or lead me to an epiphany, as how it has been for the past couple of years. The only thing to do now is to KEEP SEARCHING AND WALK ON.