In Which I Expose Some Major Creepiness,

My favorite part of traveling is the people. Put me in a busy coffee shop or metro station and I’ll be content for hours. While crowds flow through streets and shops, I do not look to buy and only pretend to read the informational placard. Really I am just watching the people; how they fight and resolve their differences, how they chat and how they shy away. There is nothing more entertaining and enlightening.

Who knew that it is the tourists that make tourist attractions so fascinating? Even while nearing the Rosetta Stone at the British Museum, I couldn’t help but contemplate how much more interesting the living humans were than the lifeless (albeit significant) stone. Parents attempted to explain the wonder of the stone to their bored children. Couples looked on with faux interest while contemplating their partners. History geeks tried to hide their tears.

I know it sounds creepy, but I travel to see people. I love people, I really do.

Author: Susanna

I'm Susanna, a 20-year-old Christian girl incorrigibly addicted spontaneous adventures. My first dream was to become a pioneer. Unfortunately, I was born a couple centuries late, so I've decided to read, cook, run, and travel the world until my time machine is finished. You'll mostly likely find me getting into trouble and/or eating licorice. I am currently blogging the misadventures of a middle-school teacher in training. Come join me on my quest to become the next Ms. Frizzle!

6 thoughts on “In Which I Expose Some Major Creepiness,”

  1. People are fascinating! I’m probably not as observent as you, but I know what it’s like when you’re out someplace and you’re supposed to be focussing on something else, but you’re really listening to the funny conversation that’s going on over there. Though I must say, sometimes it’s the complete opposite. Sometimes I’m supposed to be paying attention to my surroundings but I’m really thinking about food and the meaning of life. XD Does that ever happen to you?

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    1. Oh sure! All the time! Give me a bowl of ice cream and the whole world fades away. Once I was with a group of girls at a christian camp. We were all eating ice cream together. Suddenly I heard someone shouting “SUSANNA!” When I looked up from my bowl she demanded: “did you really not hear me the whole time I was trying to talk to you?” Apparently she had been trying to catch my attention for a few seconds, but I had been completely lost in my ice cream zone.

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  2. It’s not creepy, my dear. It’s called people watching and is one of my favorite things to do. Me and my friends will just literally sit and not talk and watch people all the time.

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