I asked this question a few months ago and now I have my answer. I am the kind of traveller that is tired of travelling alone. I am the kind of traveller that likes to really dig into a place and experience life there. I am the kind of traveller that wants to understand the people, customs, and religion of a place first hand. I am the kind of traveller that is bored with monuments, wonders, and toursist attractions but still wants to see them. I am the kind of traveller who has very little desire to sit in a hostel lounge and get drunk with strangers in a new place. I am the kind of traveller that wants to be invisible while he observes and yet active in participation.
I am not the kind of guy who rides his bike through Africa or takes a unicycle to Namibia. I don’t float across oceans on rafts of junk or row across seas. I walk, I watch, I talk, I buy things once in a while, and I try to participate and understand.
I still want to go to India, Turkey, Japan, France, Holland, Australia, Senegal, Mali, Australia, and Nepal. It just might take me a while to get there. I am not a spectacle by intent, but an active participant who is also a spectator.