“travelling changes a person’s point of view towards a matter. It helps to enhance a person’s thinking capability. Travelling helps to see the world with a broader mind”
Shaji Kodankandath is a person you would consider a talented globetrotter. On top of being a professional advocate, he is a part-time traveller. According to him, travelling changes a person’s point of view towards a matter. It helps to enhance a person’s thinking capability. Travelling helps to see the world with a broader mind. He usually visits places with his family. He traversed various places in India and abroad as a part of his work and leisure.
In North-East Asia, Mr Shaji had visited China and Hongkong. China is one of the earliest civilizations. China is known for its historical monuments like the Great Wall of China, Shaolin Temple, etc. As compared to other countries, China has a unique food culture and centuries-old customs and traditions. Hong Kong is a commercial city of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Formerly, it was a colony of the British Empire. Hong Kong is one of the Global Financial Centres of the world. In South-East Asia, he had visited Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Travellers say Malaysia is a home away from home and it is a food lover’s paradise. Malaysia is known for its skyscrapers, highest sky bridge, oldest rainforest, beautiful islands and magical caves. Singapore is one of the most beautiful cities in South-East Asia. It is known for beautiful islands, beaches, theme parks and night safaris. Thailand is known for Thai massage, floating markets, beaches, beautiful islands and many historical places. In Middle East, he had visited Israel, Jordan, Qatar and UAE. He also visited Egypt which is on the African Continent. In Europe, Mr Shaji had visited Italy and Vatican City. Vatican City or Vatican Palace is the home of the pope. The pope leads the Holy See, Government of the Roman Catholic Church, as the bishop of Rome. Italy is known for its historical monuments, food, culture, sports, fashion, vineyards, art and beautiful cities.
Mr Shaji learned that travelling helps to find a new purpose in life. Every time when he comes back after a trip, he becomes more conscious of how he can harmoniously live and support others. A traveller can experience the interconnectedness of humanity. By travelling and experiencing more of the world and life, he realised life is a wonderful gift. The ultimate aim of a journey is to explore, dream and discover.