Seeing something on TV in not the same as being there. “Well, now I’ve been to Alaska, and Ireland, and haven’t left home”. A statement from a friend @ work yesterday, after he watched the 10 minute slideshow/movie that I put together from our media taken on our trip to Ireland. His wife got back from a trip to Alaska a couple weeks ago, which he declined to take. So, he has seen her media, and ours, and thinks himself well traveled.
That’s kind of like saying you had a steak by looking @ an advertisement. Or more to the point, that you had sex by watching an adult film. . .
Not the same. . . .
I know that travel can be difficult, and sometimes going to another country can be a challenge, but, it is an experience that is life changing. Watching someone else’s memories is polite, but isn’t going to give you the same rush as coming over the hill and seeing a 12th century abbey that you have had on your laptop, phone, and ipod as a desktop, since January.
As the cruise commercials say, “get out there!”. . . or Nike- “Just do it”.
I’m sorry, I want more to my life than a photo of a steak.