If you’re serious about discovering the heart and soul of a city, lace up your walking shoes and go exploring on foot. Walking a city is the best way to experience it. It allows you to get a proper feel for the city and those who live there. As a pedestrian you better absorb the varied sights, smells, and even tastes the destination has to offer. Some global cities are more flâneur-friendly than others.
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“Real travel requires a maximum of unscheduled wandering, for there is no other way of discovering surprises and marvels, which, as I see it, is the only good reason for not staying at home.” Alan Watts “Not all those who wander are lost.” J.R.R. Tolkien “By experience we find out a short way by a long wandering.” Roger Ascham “Instead of insight, maybe all a man gets is strength to wander for a while.”
Here’s an old joke from my childhood: Q: “What did the snail say when he took a ride on the turtle’s back? A: “Wheeeeee!” It came to mind recently during one of those wonderful and fleeting moments that ambush you and leave a smile on your face. I was about to walk into the gym when the door opened and out rushed a young boy followed quickly by his mother. “Stop!” she called, quickly
Quotes About Walking All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking. Friedrich Nietzsche Meandering leads to perfection. Lao Tzu Above all, do not lose your desire to walk. Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness. I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it. Søren Kierkegaard My father considered a walk
Walking in solitude provides a chance to explore, quiet our minds, mull over ideas and conceive new concepts. The very act is a counter to the relentless pace of life in modern society where we’re overstimulated and bombarded with information, requests and notifications. Here are some famous thinkers from history who were habitual walkers. 1. Henry David Thoreau Henry David Thoreau, author of Walden, was one of the world’s most famous walkers. An advocate