Why Travel Wednesdays

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Why Travel, Sole Sister Lois?

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While I was living in Switzerland over a year ago as I shared here, a neighbor I met through couchsurfing invited me to go on a day trip with other couchsurfers. Little did I know that 'day trip' for Europeans meant climbing a mountain: 6,240 feet of steep ridges and rocky trails. I had never climbed a mountain before. And I would be doing it with people I had met for the first time!

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So there I was, with Thomas from Austria, Jason from California and Emil from Germany. We drove south from Zurich to Grosser Mythen which was a range of mountains that served as a hiking trail in the summertime. I lagged behind and huffed and puffed my way to the summit. But the 6 hour climb was absolutely worth it. We were rewarded by a fantastic view of the mountains and lakes of Switzerland.Upon reaching the top, we just sat there for a few minutes, speechless. The feeling of awe was pretty much universal.

That experience reminds me why I travel. Because I want to keep on experiencing awe. I want to be perpetually amazed. And the bonus is being able to share that with other, equally awe-seeking individuals.


Until the next trip,
Sole Sister Lois


Why do YOU travel?


Why Travel Wednesdays is a weekly series we're running. We're featuring fellow travelers and asking them the question: Why do you travel? Perhaps it will encourage more of us to walk the road less traveled and wrap our arms around the world one trip at a time! On the next Why Travel Wednesday, Sole Sister Chichi will answer this question and share the joys of travel with us.

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  1. good idea for Why Travel Wednesday. Travel just keeps me going, clears my mind and satisfies my curiosity of the world :)

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  2. Thanks for your comment estan! Yes, we want to be inspired and learn from other travelers that's why we're starting this series. Hoping more Filipinos will embrace traveling as well.

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  3. Hi neighbor! I miss you too. I'll see you soon in the Philippines okay? Let's take some trips together.

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  4. 'I want to be perpetually amazed.' No truer words have been written. I'm glad we found a sole sister in each other, Lois. Let's continue to seek for awesomeness together!

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  5. Hi neighbor! I miss you too. I'll see you soon in the Philippines okay? Let's take some trips together.

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