If you could live a nomadic life, would you? Where would you go? How would you decide? What would life be like without a “home base”?
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Firstly travelling & living a nomadic life are two very different things.
Travelling is completely at the whim of the individual.
There’s the choice to go where you want, when you want, to travel how & with whom you want, for as long as it suits you, money allowing.
A nomadic life is based upon the need to survive.
Where, when & for how long are decided by the needs of the season. How & with whom are decisions based on culture, tradition & available resources. Money probably doesn’t come into it at all.
I’ve always had this romantic notion of becoming a nomad, but of course it’s actually a very difficult & dedicated lifestyle for those that really have to live it.
I have done a lot of travelling, inside & outside of the UK. I spent a lot of the eighties travelling around the UK doing the festivals with my first husband. We were part of an extended ‘family’ of musicians, bands poets, artists & mystics. We lived mostly in fields or in the woods, sharing what we had, which usually included food, kids, music & philosophy or spirituality of some kind or another.
When I travel I do it without package deals, hotels, hire cars & the like. I only ever buy a flight ticket, the rest unfolds as I go & that’s how I like it. I spent five months travelling in Europe & Morocco in a Ford Transit without ever once booking into a hotel. We cooked our own food, bought locally & visited small family restaurants to sample the local cuisine.
If , money permitting, I could choose to live a nomadic life & just be a free traveler I would certainly explore the whole of Asia. There are so many countries I would love to visit & travel in. I’ve always had a passionate love of India, but never managed to get there so that would definitely be my first choice & the rest of Asia (China, Japan Indonesia & many more) would follow & probably take a a few years to complete. South America would be next on the list. Peru has been calling me for many years & then there’s all the other countries.
I would just follow my passions & go wherever I felt a calling. Not having a home base has never been a problem for me. I’ve never really felt I belonged anywhere in particular anyway. I left my home in London three years ago to live with my husband in Israel & now I bounce backwards & forwards between the two countries all the time. I’ve had to leave so much behind, including family & friends.
Consequently most of my travel pics, & all my other stuff, are in London so I don’t have a lot to show at the moment, but one day I’ll get them all scanned & put them online. Here are a few that I do, fortunately, have with me.
These Images by Khana Spector are licensed under a