Today’s daily prompt:
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve given someone that you failed to take yourself?
In general, I try to stay away from giving advices. Sure, I talk to my friends, tell my opinion but never state anything under the “advice” label. Psychologically speaking, someone comes and asks for an advice when they’ve already taken a decision but they need approval. Or a good reason to give another thought.
In my line of business, I have to give travel-related advice daily to customers. I love doing that because it gives my mind something to do and I am never stuck in a rut. Generally, I tell people to travel by bus or train within Europe, because distances aren’t that long. And it’s fun to see the scenery.
And here I am looking for a flight to London. Yes, I can argue that the distance from Arad to London by car is 1989 km and there’s no direct connection anyway but wasn’t I the one who actually wants to travel within Europe by rail, exploring the beautiful cities?
I could easily travel by train to Budapest – stay couple of days there – then continue to Vienna – of course, stop to explore the city a bit – continue further to Frankfurt and then cross the channel on the Eurostar. But being the budget travelers that we are, such a slow and amazing way to explore Europe would set up back at least 4 times the budget we have for London.
So, there you have it: the best advice I’ve always given to travelers – explore Europe at a snail pace – is something that I haven’t done myself (yet).