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Author Kassondra Cloos, Special in The Denver Post

In the summer of 2019, I filled my house in Boulder and set off for a permanent walk. I’ve been writing about travel for a number of years and sometimes I meet journalists and self-proclaimed bloggers who move. Instead of living in a house, he had a suitcase. Instead of increasing the return visits, they always make progress.

I was fascinated by this kind of life. I can do my job along the way, why not try it? I had a trip to Japan ready and decided to continue the tour afterwards. I boarded a plane just hours after finishing my apartment. Two weeks later, after a brief visit to Boulder, I traveled to Mexico for two weeks and then to Colombia, where I stayed for three months.

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In Kassondra Cloos’ new series, they will share the revelations that come with “slow walking,” the subtleties that prove beyond the time to immerse ourselves in the world around us, to see places and people and cultures, and to be where we are and not where we can live or where. we are going. Greet her with love.

While most of us spend a lot of time working away, you may be tempted to take your life on the road, too. From my experience, a steady life of travel is more enjoyable than being at home. The truth is out of the good frames you see on Instagram is that it’s tiring to continue packing and releasing, and it’s lonely to start over in a new city every week.

That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go. Instead of skipping a city, consider spending a lot of time in a few places – long enough to find your favorite cafe and visit several times. Whether you’re planning a month in Europe (when the border will reopen) or a year of worldwide jumps, my advice is to give you your own lounge room.

This year, in the midst of the epidemic that has devastated almost everyone, my mobility has slowed slightly. I moved to London from Mexico City in July, and I used the time difference (seven hours ahead of Denver) to work at night and spend my days exploring the city.

One morning in August, I left home at 3:30 am to watch the sunrise from a park overlooking the Thames. Then I spend hours just walking the streets of Richmond, a corner of London that sounds more like a town than a big city. I wandered through a dense jungle and enjoyed the scent of the world and the feeling of mulch under my feet. I walked until I found Richmond Park, a lush green area with its deer group, lying on the grass to read a book.

I could no longer do so, the father walking down the street laughed in surprise as he approached. “You’re a real person!” he said. “I thought you were expensive, far away, but no!” I started laughing too.

The book I used to read was “Comments from the Small Country,” Bill Bryson’s story of a journey across Great Britain. Under inspiration, I decided to travel 11 miles[11 km]on foot. I walked along the Thames, past historic sites and streets with shopping malls, and celebrated the city that reopened two months later. I rested under a tree in Green Park, very close to Buckingham Palace, and saw the ends and beginnings of the areas where the styles of architecture changed.

It’s no secret that travel is the best way to see the city – I’m not saying anything that could upset the world here. When you walk slowly, on the ground instead of on the bus, on the train instead of on the plane, you see little by little. You travel a few miles, but you can still see life in depth. You enjoyed the cake displays on the bakery window, entertained by two friends playing ping pong park. You place on Google Maps that looks like it should be repeated to see the sunrise. Without rushing trips and planning to move on, you find a place that doesn’t offer visitors, and you have a wonderful time that a different – and similar – life is far away from your home.

For me, the excitement of the trip is reflected elsewhere and I experience it all, not realizing the need to ask, “what’s next?” or “are we still there?” because everything around me is worth seeing. Now I sell the store as a museum – on display, which is popular – and I love visiting local McDonald’s, not because I lack what I know, but because I want to see the difference. . . How did the “pigs in the blanket” and the “beef wellington” become the spice of the chip?

Being able to get back to a place has been a part of me that I like to walk slowly. Instead of rushing to find out what’s going on in the city the day before I go on another trip, I take the time to check out the magazines in the newsstand and drink a cup of tea at a restaurant that I can visit every day until I become “steady.” to know a few places better than to have a few small places.I’m happy to be here, wherever it is “instead”, instead of just a few minutes to go somewhere else.And I’m here for this.

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