“I couldn’t agree more! I am back from a week long road trip and I am feeling refreshed and re-energized after my travels. Travel gives us the pauses we need to restore and reflect.” — @write2tg
Well, I was off to London for a three days exploration of the city. I felt refreshed and re-energized after my travel when I came back early this week. I love walking around the City of London.
This is in Kew Garden, London. My brother shot this photo.
Morning Sunday walk along the Thames, London pier. A photo shot by my brother.
While heading to the subway, I took the time to shot this street art fresco in the borough of Shoreditch, London.
This long weekend trip brought me this as I was mulling over my shift.
“Foreign experiences increase both cognitive flexibility and depth and integrativeness of thought, the ability to make deep connections between disparate forms” — Brent Crane
I needed to be self-aware, self-regulated and rewire my brain.
“Whether travelling for business or pleasure travel should always be about discovery. The connections we make as we experience the world beyond ourselves. The knowledge we acquire as we talk to people who are different from us in their experiences and their perceptions. The challenge itself, the way we process it, rewires our brain and leads to a different way of considering where we are and who we are.
I needed to go slow.
“But, in a time when we favor answers over questions, efficiency over precision, another rule we should consider very carefully is the sixth one: “faster is slower” — @tdebaillon
A photo I shot during a stroll in Greenwich Park, London.
Update: as the pandemic hit in 2020 I examine travelling while using McLuhan tetrad. Below is my take.