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Imagine that it’s early in the morning. The day lies ahead of you, an uncharted terrain of time. If you think of it as a map, one of the paper ones that you unfold, then it has a border. Just like the seafarers maps of olden days, what lies beyond the edge of the map is unknown and uncharted; it’s ‘there-be-dragons’ territory.

As you think of your day (you do plan every day, right?), the area covered by the unfolded map offers limitless possibilities. There are so many places to go and so many sites to see… There are high points from which you can admire the view or check the lie of the land… There are secluded spots that’ll allow you to enjoy the isolation… There are the crowd-pulling attractions, the places everybody wants to visit… Though a lot of it may not interest you, there could also be a lot you are missing.

Above all, most of what you can see on the map you have never visited, nor will you. I’m not saying that you should want to. I’m just pointing out that the map exists. Most people never unfold it and open it out, much less examine it to see what lies around them, on their doorstep so to speak.

With so many choices, where will you visit today? Chances are you’ll stick to the same route you follow every day, because it’s safe, and you know and understand it.

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