Friday, July 13, 2012
We often travel with the objectives to find the best restaurants, hunt for bargains or even to find the best location to photograph (with) iconic structures as an alternative to having a signboard saying "I was here." Hey, I am guilty as such at times but is that the best way to experience a city, to understand the culture and ... travel in general? It is an open-ended question for all of us to think about but my recent trip to London and Paris, I tried something different, I travel without my DSLR and only with my iPhone with me. Yes I mentioned about that in my previous post but in additional to illustrate smartphone photography as a valid category of photography, I wanted to travel through my own eyes and not through the viewfinder.
In the case of Paris, sitting at cafe by the street, having a cup of double espresso and eating my favourite sweets from Pierre Herme .... for 1.5 hours without any real plans what to do next and observing the way of life in the neighbourhood were few of the best travel activities in my opinion. There is no need to be in a rush during your travel, take your time, enjoy the moment, enjoy the atmosphere. I strongly recommend you to try these sort of activities on your next vacation!