Be the guy that says Hi

Recently I travelled from Edinburgh to Glasgow on the train and was impressed by an overheard conversation between strangers who bonded over a book cover. For the next 50 minutes two visiting Americans were given the low down on Scotland, literature, the vote for independence by two students who happened to be reading their fellow passengers favourite author.

As the train pulled into Queen Street Station I marvelled how a mundane journey was transformed by the spark of connection. It's good to talk to strangers whether you are visiting a place for the first or umpteenth time. Not only are you likely to get a fresh perspective on your destination but more importantly the journey becomes a destination in itself.

So the next time you are travelling be the guy or girl that says Hi and see where the conversation takes you...