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photoblog image NE Cambodia by bike #35

NE Cambodia by bike #35

Approaching the Border, and my thoughts are now on being with family again...it seems inevitable that a point is reached where the focus shifts from the trip to the destination and we have clearly passed that point.

 

NE Cambodia by bike #35

Approaching the Border, and my thoughts are now on being with family again...it seems inevitable that a point is reached where the focus shifts from the trip to the destination and we have clearly passed that point.

 

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All good things must come to an end... But there's usually opportunity to start another one!
Ray: But wait! There is more! smile
So true! And once home and happy with your family, you can recount your adventures, and look through your photos with fond memories!
Ray: I have found that the process of bloging the trip, as I am doing here, enables a vivid recall of many details...I am enjoying tge process but hope I am not borring my much-loved (seriously) SC buddies.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 15 Jan 2020, 05:26
It's always good to come home, Ray
Ray: This is certainly true, Lisl.
It's so funny how we can hardly wait to make these get-away trips, Ray,and then can hardly wait to get back home. I've decided that it's built into our DNA so that we all aren't wandering around all over the world away from home all the time!
Ray: I think your theory might have more than a little truth to it, Ginnie.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Jan 2020, 06:08
No doubt your dogs will go mad with joy when they see you again!

And I'm sure everybody else will be glad you're home in one piece too
Ray: The dogs were pleased, but the cats were very pleased, Chris.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Jan 2020, 06:56
Both Elizabeth and Ginnie make a point, Ray. And please believe me your stories are never boring. I always go back one day to see what kind of adventure you posted again. This is so educational to me. Thank you for taking time to post it all!!!
Ray: That is good to know, thank you, Astrid.

Travelling is very educational, isn't it, and I travel a lot through SC friends.
Le retour a la maison reste toujours un moment mitige ...je rentre oui mais je resterais bien encore un peu ..
Ray: Certainement une partie du plaisir d'être loin est les émotions de rentrer à la maison, Claudine.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 15 Jan 2020, 08:34
Is that blue sign the border?
Ray: No...it is some kind of political propogandar, Chad.
No place like home Ray
Ray: This is so, Bill.
There is a saying that goes somehow like 'It's nice to be away but just as nice to be home again', perhaps that was your feeling here.
Ray: Yesterday evening we arrived home from a lightening trip [about 900km in the car] to Bangkok, and it was great to greet Na's Dad who lives with us, quickly unpack then sit together on the front steps and have the dogs and cats all come up to greet us, and to stroll in the garden and see that all was well...and we were away only one night.
So funny for this ‘Islander’ to see and understand you thoughts of home. As soon as an Islander sees red soil, we are home.
Ray: Yes..."Home" is different for each person, I expect.

For me "Home" is wherever Na and I are together, and I feel incomplete when we are not within a few hundred meters of each other.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Jan 2020, 15:12
My theory about the mindshift to home as a destination is: Your home is full of comforts where you organised everything as you best liked (or if your wife did the organising, you have adapted). On the road you live from the suitcase and with every stop you have to arrange things. In the end, you want to be comfortable again.
Ray: That is interesting, Louis, and I certainly can see something of it.

In my case I think it is more that Na and I are like a single organism, and "Home" is where ever She and I are together...I feel incomplete when we are not in close proximity.

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