I just traveled from Sofia (Bulgaria) to Neumarkt (Germany), and the actual travel time by plane and train was 3 hours and 51 minutes for a distance of 1172 km (728.4 miles) (without the time for check-in, security, waiting at the gate, getting out of the airport, and then going to the train station and waiting for the train).

If you would walk (at a speed of 4.8 km/h or 3 mph), this distance would take about 242.8 hours. If you took a horse and trotted at 12.9 km/h (8 mph), the distance would take 91.05 hours. In a car, the journey would take 9.76 hours at a speed of 120 km/h (74.56 mph). All these times are without any stops or breaks.

It’s incredible to consider how far we’ve come as a species. And I’m curious to see what will happen in the future.

Step off the superhighway of modern life…

Step off the superhighway of modern life and go quietly onto your own track. Go to a new trail where you can hear the whisper of your wild self in the echoes of the forest. Find the trail of something wild and dangerous and worthy of your fear and joy and focus. Live deeply on your own inner guidance. There is nothing more healing than finding your gifts and sharing them.

The Lion Tracker’s Guide To Life