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Island Life and Pretend Holidays

What is it about island life that draws us all so much? Also the thought of tropical rainforests and tribesmen and untouched Africa and rustic settings etc... All the remote places with such different communities always attract us.

Beaches most of all..

I suppose it is the furthest escape. It's a nostalgic way of seeing, looking at them and seeing how they live on the real resources. And they seem so happy. yet we cannot abandon our "luxuries" that trap us at the same time.

It's just an interesting thought. I quite like the idea too, it always seems so faraway even if its just a short way away within Australia. But travelling to get somewhere and feel so new.. There's something about it. When you are there, esp for a staycation type thing, you start pretending you are one of them. Esp if they get to know your names. THis is more true in Asia than here. Imagine life in Borneo with the tribespeople and wildlife all around. Or even those beach holidays in Thailand when things are chilled but basic and there are struggles.

And you make like them. And your world changes. But a couple of months back home and its all as it was. Until you get into trouble then suddenly you want to play pretend and live the island life again.

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See like that, if you hung out with them and helped them sew their way or cooked their meals with them... You bond and something inside you changes.

Just a thought.

This video of Borneo I found quite interesting: http://youtu.be/Qz_qRYTgtfM

Posted by sonia.itchyfeet 20:04 Archived in Australia Tagged travel in island life holidays asia travels travelling abroad experiences staycation

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