I think that one of the characteristics that is common to those who travel on a consistent basis is the love of meeting new people. I love making new acquaintances, love hearing other people’s stories about their day-to-day, and listen attentively as they explain how they go about fashioning their reality and etching out an existence in this thing we call life. I particularly love meeting people when I travel to a foreign land. Their advice about where to go, what to do, and how and why they ended up there fascinates me to no end.
So it was with this in mind that I jumped at the opportunity to meet up with Cherish, Londoner (by way of South Africa and Zimbabwe), and “Nikita the Traveller” reader. In the past, she’s left comments on my blog, and suggested that we should meet up when I got to London this summer. Liebling and I met up with her near Covent Garden one evening last week and had a great time talking to this trendy Londoner about work, play, fashion, how not to get lost in the tangles of the London tube, and of course, travel. Thanks for meeting up with us, Cherish!
I always find it kind of magical to meet someone that you have only communicated with virtually, sort of like going from the two-dimensional form to 3D. But it awesome. And this isn’t the first time that I’ve met somebody from “off of the internet”: after communicating virtually for nearly a year via his blog, I had the good fortune to meet Mr. Fly Brother in the flesh when he found himself in Hong Kong late last year and had fun showing his some of my favourite spots around Hong Kong.
Such is the beauty of ‘da internets’! Bringing people together!
I just realized that this is my 200th post. Where does the time go? I have been chronicling my adventures on and off since 2005, and it gives me joy to document my stories in this way and share them with those who read.