Travelling and distance

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Travelling and distance

Post by TomKitson » Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:13 pm

Do you feel like your perception of distance and the size of the world changes with the more travelling you do? I know that when I stare out of the window of a train or whatever it just makes me realise how much of the world I will probably never see.

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Re: Travelling and distance

Post by marowak » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:10 am

For me - when I look up into the night sky and see stars - it will forever blow my mind and makes me think how small we humans are and how tiny our lives are in the greater scheme of the universe ... anyways :D
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Re: Travelling and distance

Post by frank » Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:00 pm

yes, very much so. i don't think much of getting on planes / trains / going long distances these days.
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Post by ScarletPlanetMoon » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:46 pm

I know it's nowhere near the same as Frank's travelling, but when I was at uni and travelling 2 hours a day, it became second nature to me, and an hour on the bus feels like nothing now. If you'd have told me when I first started that I'd be missing 2 hours on a bus every day, I'd have probably have laughed in your face, but now I think nothing of it and miss it like you wouldn't believe.
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Re: Travelling and distance

Post by reitzel6570 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:06 am

TomKitson wrote:Do you feel like your perception of distance and the size of the world changes with the more travelling you do? I know that when I stare out of the window of a train or whatever it just makes me realise how much of the world I will probably never see.
For me it's driving long distances that really makes me realize how big the world is. You have to pay a bit more attention to the road than when you're a passenger. Though I can daydream away those miles pretty easily too. But as long as I don't have a screaming infant in the back seat, six or seven hours in a car seams like nothing.

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Re: Travelling and distance

Post by agirlnamedfred » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:19 pm

Ah, I'm picturing a giant, fairly detailed globe (Google Earth in spherical form, perhaps), with just a red line tracing a particular person and exactly where their bodies have gone. Even for someone very world-traveled like Frank, I would think the amount of surface area NOT touched compared to that which was would be really gargantuan, even if jetways were charted. Then compare to an average middle class person who maybe travels a little on vacations or for business. Now the person who never sets foot outside their village in any third world country. Frank's path STILL probably wouldn't be so much more when you think about it, when you compare it with the whole of Earth.

We think, "I've been to 20 states or 12 countries", but it's not as though we saw even close to all that state or country had to offer. Staggering.
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