“I dream of other roads in other lands. Of another home.” - Samuel Beckett
Captivated by the city lights
...and by everything else that defines them
A different kind of travel
It took me years to admit this, first to myself, and then to start sharing it with the rest of the world without feeling somehow inadequate. It also took me years to learn, and then some more years to accept that my way of travelling is a bit different. I prefer to pack my bags and go live for a year in a new city I like to explore. Visit the neighbouring villages. Meet the local people. Find a job and get a feel for how its people think and dream. Learn the language. Get to know the local beliefs and eat the local food. And then, when I´ve explored everything I’ve wanted, pack my bags and move again.
“There is logic to this tale of madness” I tell myself at times. Sometimes I find it, other times I get lost in my own exploring, and it takes me a while to catch a glimpse of the end goal – which is the enormous desire to get to those distant lights on the horizon, to make them mine, and for the briefest of moments, to belong completely.
Author - Danche Bakeva
Passionate traveller, Danche left her native Macedonia at 16 and has lived so far in Mexico, USA, Spain, UK and Bali. Follow some of her adventures here:travelnotes2016.wordpress.com