One of the many Ethiopian pilgrims I came across while exploring Lalibela. While generally wearing simple shrouds, the colorful brim on this interesting hat stood out to me. Pilgrims from all across Ethiopia make their way to the small town of Lalibela for Christmas.
I might not have been able to communicate with words due to the language gap, but even so, it was pretty easy to communicate with the pilgrims when it came to taking photos. I really enjoy these surripitous experiences while traveling. One moment, you're exploring a church that's hundreds of years old, and the next you're practically surrounded with eager subjects. As much as you might plan your day out, sometimes, you just have to go with the flow.
That flow is I think, is the highest form of travel. When you set off, with only a destination in mind, not sure how you'll make it from point a to b, but revel in the journey. There never really is a destination - it constantly shifts. Is it a scary way to travel? An exciting way to travel? That might depend on your personality, but one thing is for sure, you will discover more about yourself than you ever would sitting at home.