Seeing the world with your own eyes
George Lovett reports on his father’s experiences of travelling.
“Modern technology has shrunk our world and taken a lot of the mystery away. I loved the adventure of being uncontactable, hours away from civilisation and nobody knowing exactly where I am. In the Australian outback, there were times that I could see the horizon all around me and know I was the only human there. Today you would be there with your phone to share the experience with people back at home instead of letting people see it for themselves.”
My father decided to go travelling as he wanted to visit the places he had read about and discover the culture for himself. He enjoyed the adventure of not knowing what the next day would bring. The fun came through new experiences of meeting different people, learning about different landscapes and seeing the world in a different perspective.
Despite thoroughly enjoying his experience of travelling there were also moments when he missed home: especially his family and friends. He also recalls that he missed the English countryside in spring. If he were to get the chance to travel again, he thinks that his experience would be improved by technology as he didn’t have GPS when out in the outback so he would sometimes get lost.
Finally, his advice to other less-experienced travellers is to go with an open mind as the world is a beautiful place.
George Lovett, Year 7