World travel isn’t just about specific destinations or the journey there, but the search then wander in the middle of nowhere.
The world reveals itself to those who travel on foot.
Vagabonds like myself and travelers with a sense of adventure seek the “middle of nowheres”. The roads less traveled, the holes in the walls and the hidden gems that can only be found by getting lost.
Set destinations with clear paths are vital in the travel process as it gives you direction and goal orientation but sometimes the opposite is just as important…
Exploring by way of wandering the nowheres.
When I first started indefinite travel, my focus was on the greats like the Great Pyramids and the Eiffel Towers of the world. They’re still important to me and always will be. But after being on the road for such a long time traversing thousands of kilometers, I’ve developed a profound appreciation for the little unknown places found in between the big and popular ones.
It could merely be a vast nothingness in an open field or a rundown village not significant enough to be on a map or even a charming hidden street within a mega city.
Defining if a place is in the middle of nowhere is relative but I believe it’s where you can see the “real” versions of the country you’re in. Less influenced or completely untouched by the outside.
After all, that is the whole idea of world travel exploration – to discover the identity of cultures.
I travel in search for the middle of nowhere.
[The featured photo was taken searching for an abandoned village outside of Ubud in Bali, Indonesia. ]