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"right from the start you were a thief, you stole my heart" - one of the main reasons i love primitive travelling is because it makes you vulnerable. to nature, to people, to yourself. being a tourist would not grow you as much as being a traveller - a person who exposes himself and the surroundings at the same time. i read somewhere that hospitality tradition (law) is among the oldest in the world. braking it was seen as a bad fortune. no, i do not like exploit people. i like to get to know them and their culture. being a traveller seems as the most efficient way to do it. being a traveller with an idea is shooting two birds with one swing. if not the people, i would not know that Litomyšl castle is something that i needed (unesco sure knows how to pick their list). i spent 2 hours just talking to one person who works there, sharing travel stories, tips. on another occasion, i had to climb over a fence with my 20 kg backpack when forest road ended up in a yard. i also asked for water and ended up sleeping in a bunker. while freezing, i asked for directions to a hostel (violating rules of primite travel) and got a place on a floor, breakfast and drop off. people, like nature, never stops to amaze me. my trip is hard, with literal and figurative ups and downs. but this is why it reminds science so much - the road is long, waving, hard, but so rewarding! and like science, so much more fun with meeting people along the way!
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