A seasoned traveler knows that a special kind of decorum is called for when one ventures far from home. He or she must develop a yielding nature outwardly, so that the “local contact”, or host, can open doors and prevent unseemly errors. But inwardly, the wanderer knows that it is sometimes impossible to discern the true intentions of strangers; are they hostile, or friendly, or merely opportunistic?
Any journey is ruled by the twin houses of mystery and discovery. Each new day is launched on a fresh landscape, one which reaches out to grab our full attention. Though travel is often a great teacher; and a great equalizer; there is a definite art to living with your home on the road. Increased caution and discernment become the keys not only to success, but to survival.