Travel means discovering new places, new environments. But it is also dialogue, enrichment and contamination. The most important trip however is the one inside us. We are made of relationships. We are relationships with others. Travel sometimes heals life’s wounds. Travel makes us light, free from weights, removes barriers and reduces things to the essential. It can distract magic spells, as Rimbaud wrote, and hearten: “I had to travel, to distract the magic spells clustered in my brain. On the ocean, that ocean which I loved as if it were bound to wash away some contamination from me, I would see the consoling cross rise”.

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