What I think about when I think about travelling

When I tell friends that I will be on annual leave soon, one of the first things they ask is "Where are you going?"

Nowhere, I say. They seem unimpressed, so I add that I will be practising yoga. Maybe I'll learn a new language and get around to reading all those books I've been meaning to.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 01, 2018, with the headline 'What I think about when I think about travelling'. Print Edition | Subscribe