As I sit here on the inbound flight to BA, lights dimmed, passengers dozing, I start to envisage the interactions that will shape my whole experience. I'm already surrounded by a predominantly Latin speaking crowd, yet have picked out the three or four travellers who I noticed who were holding British passports and were on both of my flights from London. I'm alone less than 12 hours and yet I'm already longing for someone to associate with.
Our natural instinct is to communicate with people on the same level as ourselves. People with common interests, tastes and ideals. Too often you see travellers sticking to their 'own kind' and I'm sometimes guilty of these kind of prejudices. But for this journey to take the shape in which I plan, I'm going to need to take myself out of my own comfort zone. In general terms I'm typically a confident person, having to engage interaction with strangers dozen times daily at my (former) job. But how can I achieve this when there's such a communication barrier?
Either way, I'm sure to learn a thing or two about myself and maybe even teach myself things that I never thought possible. Here's to change. Here's to growth. Here's to fulfilment. Salud!