TRAVEL 101: SHARE A SMILE. WIN FRIENDS!

The Travel Teller with remaining Aetas of Mt. Pinatubo Caldera
The Travel Teller with remaining Aetas of Mt. Pinatubo Caldera

I’ve flown thousand miles, sailed across oceans and traveled far to succumb to this great wanderlust of mine. I’ve been too many places flabbergasted with its amazing sights and wonders. I’ve seen so many beautiful things and tasted so many delectable cuisines. But there’s one thing I cannot trade for anything in these travels – that is meeting other people, communing with them and making them happy.

Traveling for me is not all about going places and seeing sights. More than anything else, traveling is a great way of meeting other people of different culture, race and color. Locals, for ones, are most interesting. Whenever I feel an instant connection, I hit it and mingle with them with no hesitation or coyness. It feels really good befriending other people but it feels immaculately great when you make them happy in your own little way.

SHARE A SMILE! WIN FRIENDS! After all, as said, smile is the shortest distance between two people!

This is an entry to the Good Blog Awards

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  1. Hi Olan,yes, meeting people is, indeed, one of the rewards of traveling. I have also been fortunate to have met some Aeta children when I went to Pinatubo. But it was also heartbreaking because I met them along the way and they had with them some water containers. They told me they had to walk for hours just to get water πŸ™

    Keep traveling and sharing with us your travel stories. Good luck and keep safe.

    • Thanks Daydream Believer. πŸ™‚ there is joy and fulfillment in meeting other people/local in our journey. But it becomes more meaningful when you see them smile, you see them happy by the little gesture you did for them. πŸ™‚ THANK YOU!

  2. i agree on this. not until you have more interactive experience will you only start to deepen your travel experience.

  3. true, very true.
    dati takot ako makipag-usap sa mga strangers. pero nung matutunan kong makipag interact sa kanila. iba yung feeling, masarap at napakasaya.

  4. The insights are indeed inspiring.

  5. you just pointed out the best thing about traveling – meeting people and knowing their culture. lovely site, olan. i, too, have a drive to travel but recently, i’ve been running out of words for travel blogs. keep it up!

  6. Lofty bye, considerate soul mate πŸ™‚

  7. Lofty bye, sweet chum πŸ™‚

  8. Lofty bye, sweet friend πŸ™‚

  9. marithes says:

    Lovely article Sir Olan….very touching… πŸ˜‰

    thank you for sharing..I agree w/ you. As what Edith Wharton said – “One of the great things about
    travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.” πŸ˜‰

    I pray to God to keep you safe always in every journey you’ll have para marami ka pang mapangiti in your own humble way…keep inspiring fellow locals in appreciating the beauty of our own country and the mystic creations of GOD. πŸ™‚

  10. congratulations Olan πŸ™‚

  11. Always remember Olan, making a million friends is not a miracle. The miracle is to make a friend who will stand by you when millions are against you.

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