The grace of floating in the vast sea and been move just by the caress of the wind.Sail
I don’t know why travelers see the word tourist with a bad connotation. Tourist means someone who travel for pleasure. Travelers and tourist both travel for pleasure. Now, the motive behind that pleasure might be different. I looked up the difference between a traveler and a tourist, and my conclusion base on what I read is that a tourist is on a fast pace schedule with a camara trying to cover as much as they can in a short period of time. A traveler don’t have a schedule, they submerged themselves on the culture, they try to blend in with the locals, they are not in a hurry. I get it and I understand it too. I have a heart of a traveler but giving the circumstances, I am a tourist everywhere I go. I work full-time, my vacation time is limited. I get excited with every new place I visit, which I wish I can stay for ever but I can’t. Because I can’t, I carry my camara to glimpse as much as I can of everything I see in the limited time I have. For now until I quit my job, I can only have a heart of a traveler and just be a tourist. I know there are people that they are only tourist and for ever they will be tourist, no heart of a traveler. But you know what? That’s ok too.
Lately I had been participating on butterfly surveys. Were we have to count and identify butterflies on a certain pathway. We can find butterflies everywhere we go, we might not pay attention that they are there. Since I been participating on this survey I am more aware of my surroundings and see they playful butterflies everywhere now.
For some people watching butterflies and identifying them is a hobby. There are other people who like to have butterflies in their garden. For that, they buy the right plants to have a beautiful display of them around their garden. That way they can enjoy their playful behavior and I say that because of their cute way of moving around, flapping their wings and jumping up and down.
Traveling through Washington DC on a Hop on Hop off bus. See here the Washington Monument adorn in the sky by hundreds of kites. A peculiar view. A sky full of kites
Seen the kites on the skies were a surprise for us. We were not expecting it.
Sometimes when you travel you have to open your senses and expect something that you were not expecting. That is one of the beauty of traveling. Capturing a moment that just came and the best thing of it is enjoy it. On this occasion was a sky full of kites... Have you experience something on one of your travels that you were not expecting? Until then, xamlinnette
In response to the daily prompt, Sky