Regardless of how much planning you put into it, when the plane tires screech on the tarmac of your destinations arrival city, you're nervous! You may not know what really to expect; Will there be a bank kiosk to exchange notes? Am I standing in the right immigration line? Should I have filled out that paper that everyone else has in their hands? Is my visa really valid? And if not, do they really issue visa's on the spot here? What about my luggage, will it still be there after I get through this mess of a line? And how will I get to my final destination?
All of this may cross your mind, but as soon as you sit down in that first taxi, or find your seat number on that first bus, or step inside as the doors close behind you on your first train, that feeling of initial accomplishment rushes over you, and you realize that everything's gonna be alright.
I'm JR. I come from a long line of adventurers, some were nomadic explorers of the sea and others wandering cultivators of the earth. Ultimately, this legacy of drifters has deeply affected my view of travel. Read more...