April 19, 2011

Traveling without a plan and the art of getting lost

Will be doing a presentation on the joys of my favourite type of travel — getting lost. I sometimes find that people spend a lot of time planning their trips down to the last details. Not for me Sir. I am too lazy to follow a plan. Sometimes I just want to miss some trains, drop in a random station, trust myself with strangers and play with some kids. One of the tricks of lost travelling is to travel with an outdated guidebook. You end up some bus station and you find the bus to your next destination no longer exists. You get to talk to people about pubs that are long gone, shut down parks, hotels that now host ghosts etc.. People are often nostalgic when you talk about things that are gone and you will surely have a good time.

Old Lonely Planet about Japan

Found this 1980s Lonely Planet about Japan. Will be using this in Kyushu in a few weeks.

Old Lonely Planet about Japan

Want to look for the God burger shop in Tokyo.

Old Lonely Planet about Japan

Though some ancient towns and streets still remain the same.

Old Lonely Planet about Japan

Nani sore!!! those days Japanese men were so naughty.


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