09 Mar Take the Slow Road

Source: Little Big Travelling Camera

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (18mm, f/5.6, 1/40 sec, ISO200)

The single most important thing that I have learned in almost 30 years of traveling. If you want to see more you have to travel slow.

We are used to rush. Most of us hurry through breakfast to get to work. Deal with dozens of emails before we even talk to our colleagues and after work is done we rush home to do some workout or we go straight to the couch. On vacations we tend to to the same.

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (20.5mm, f/4, 1/100 sec, ISO200)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (10mm, f/11, 1/17 sec, ISO200)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (11.5mm, f/9, 1/55 sec, ISO200)

If you go abroad there are two main types of vacation.

Type 1: You fly somewhere South and stay on a beach or at the pool for the whole time of your stay only interrupted by breakfast, lunch and dinner. We have done this once in Tunesia and even though the ocean was as warm as a bath tube it was a nightmare. On the fourth day I have finished the two books that I brought with me. Then boredom set in. We were both happy when we left. It was the last vacation of this type.

Type 2: You visited a foreign country and “explore” it for about 3 weeks. Of course while three weeks is plenty in Denmark or even in Ireland it is next to nothing for i.e. Canada or the USA. Even if you limited it to British Columbia and

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