I am NOT a tourist…
Like many travel bloggers have a passion for photography. Photos I shoot on-the-go help me to frame situations and understand what I see. My camera make me focus on the “here and now”, and to document what I see with a respectful and detached eye. Photos remind me of moments and people I meet more than a notebook. They are the most valuable souvenirs I bring back from my trips.
I use short focal-length lenses rather than cold and distant zooms. These lenses push me to get closer, to mingle with people I meet and getting involved in the realities of the countries I visit. I like to conquer a smile, rather than to rob it.
I travel with little money and few things in the backpack. On local transport, in family-run guest houses and street stalls I taste the flavor of the country I visit. Supporting local economies gives meaning to my traveling, and make me feel less of a foreigner from the West. Rejecting few comforts is rewarded by unique memories of real life moments. Remarkable reflections I will treasure forever.
I prefer to skip a visit to guide-listed site, just to spend more time sipping a chai on the street. Or sit on a mat playing dice with a stranger. Or mingle with the faithful in anonymous unheard-of temples. In this blog I tell what I see, and how I love to travel. The transports and the hotels that I suggest, are not “starred”, but still have all the charms! My photos do not look like postcards.
So if you look for wonderful sites or stunning scenery, go find them on Google. The stories I tell in these pages, are the stories of real emotions.
I am not a tourist, I am an ACCIDENTAL traveller.
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