Sharing is Caring

Friday, 16, May, 2014 2 , , , Permalink 0

I love a moment of clarity. It was the 19th of February 2014 and I was on an overnight bus from Buenos Aires to Iguassu Falls. It was 19 hours non-stop and I remember I had really under-estimated how hungry I could get on that bus. Everyone was offering each other their snacks – sharing chips and chocolate – and exchanging stories. I took a moment to write this in my travel diary: I’ve noticed on this trip that travellers are so willing to share - themselves, food, clothes, time, ideas. I wonder what makes it easier, more natural even, to give these things so freely and unconditionally on holiday but not at home? Is it an equality of vulnerability? The feeling ...