Traveling has fast as we have over the last 3 weeks (1 new country every 2-3 days) during the Europe Train Challenge, really forces you think a lot about the whole concept of traveling – there are so many ways to travel, and we all like different things.
We all traveled differently, and we would all turn out having completely different experiences because of that.
Arriving in Barcelona, few weeks later I couldn’t help but to envy my grandparents – staying in 1 country for a month gives you an opportunity to explore the country in such depth.
The idea of relaxing at my own place, do what I want without the pressure to have seen something or done something new every day, I’m starting to warm to the idea to do like so many other tourists who go and get villas in Majorca for a few months and just take my time.
But that will have to wait for another time, we are in the middle of one of the most amazing trips of my life: The Europe Train Challenge. It’s such a crazy experience that I will never forget, and never regret that I did.
But I have to admit that it is easy to lose focus when traveling to so many new places, when you see other people doing things completely opposite from you.
It’s a bad habit, and if you don’t stop yourself, you may find yourself sitting on your flight home realizing that you didn’t take the time to enjoy the trip you were actually on, and now it is too late.
With this 90 days train challenge, we wanted to see how fast you can travel and still feel like you can explore the best of each countries culture – which I feel we have really achieved so far.
By doing the Europe Train Challenge, we knew we would experience the complete opposite style of travel from what we’re used to – but that was our choice, and I am so happy we made it!
We have been pushed to our personal limits in so many ways – stretched our realities and, more importantly it has brought out the worst in us and forced us to work on ourselves.
Isn’t that what travel is really about? Pushing, provoking and forcing yourself to learn and grow as a human being?
I personally think it would be boring to travel the same way every single month, spend the same amount of time in each place, and just do things how I always do them.
That for me is boring – I want to live life, I want to feel stressed, feel excited etc.
I want to know that when I wake up tomorrow, I explored and enjoyed my current location in the best way I could – that for me is what travel is all about.
So why not spice things up a bit … go left instead of right … travel to 30 European countries in less than 90 days :p … open up your mind and push those limits – then you will finally realize that a life of travel can be limit-less …