How often do we think that we have to endure in our travels?
Long distance travelling, in particular, requires a lot of endurance.
Even before we reach our destination, to mention a few, we have to endure:
*Queuing for checking in and security checks at the airport.
*Getting through immigration.
*Long hours of flight with cramped seats, not much sleep and unstable cabin temperatures and humidity.
*Getting in and out of airports.
*Sleepless nights in hotels with unfamiliar conditions / beds.
Even when we actually reach our destination, depending on where we go and how we want to do our travelling, we may need to be persistent.
The following photos were taken by my wife while they were travelling earlier this year in the United Sates. This was part of their 5400 Miles Travel in the USA – an earlier series which I have published and which will be continued when I have the time / mood to go back to it.
The first photo shows my sister-in-law Jennie and husband Hans, walking laboriously in the desert of Arizona.
The second photo shows them walking in the South Western part of the States, among a strange landscape.
Some people like to endure, Hans always like to choose the most difficult route in the National Parks.
So, I suppose part of the endurance was self inflicted!
That strange landscape is my desert home! Nice photos. 😊👍
This must be one of the strangest place on earth. Many thanks, John!
Love the ending of your story. Indeed sometimes the most difficult route is the most interesting.
The path less travelled – and most difficult – but this is the choice of some of us!
He he .. Self inflicted endurance .. Clever !!
Pictures are lovely !
yes, it has always happened with Hans – choosing the most difficult path!
Beautiful photos, I’d never guess it was the U.S
It’s nice to know the downside of travelling maybe that’s one of the reasons I’m not too keen on the idea!
Nevertheless without a break one can’t go on for very long… go figure 🙂
The part that needs to be endured are the trip proper but the necessary evil to bring your there and back. Overall, people still enjoy, otherwise they would not have made the trips!
Well said 🙂