I recently came across an intriguing French term, flâneur, meaning a person who strolls their hometown with the intention of getting lost and discovering new things – someone with an intention to enhance their experience of the environment around them instead of mindlessly rushing from A to B.
I set up this blog to create an online journal of my experiences travelling around the world but I’m back in the UK now, my birthplace. Travel doesn’t have to end here though – which is why I’m rediscovering home.
The Rediscover Project is a celebration of all the things I took for granted before I took a trip around the world. Mongolia rekindled a love of the great outdoors, Bangkok gave me back the excitement of city life and Taiwan showed me great hospitality. The long journeys showed me patience, the friendships gave me shared experiences and the places left me with a sense of awe and wonder.
None of these feelings are unique to travelling abroad and all can be found in our own countries. Become a flâneur yourself and join me in rediscovering home.1