Emergency Exits

After arriving at the Charles de Gaulle airport of Paris, waiting for the last flight, I spot a green and white symbol, and despite having seen it uncountable times, its message is more penetrating than usual. Though it is a ubiquitous sign, it is rarely payed attention to, taken for granted, no matter how much it expresses the opposite. Only in cases of emergency people pay attention to it. There seems to be no immediate threat right now, so just like any other day it is mostly being ignored. But to people who undergo a phase, where any moment of stagnation feels like a case of emergency, it makes itself more noticeable than usual. New escape plans needed to be drawn. In this case, many new thought bubbles already started forming with respect to the next travel destinations. This time, the project would be split into two phases, corresponding to two regions on the globe. In 2014, more gaps would be filled in Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe, before returning to two countries, which in 2015 were in the spotlight of the international community, as amid an ongoing civil war in Ukraine, Crimea would 'return' to the Russian Federation, leading to tensions between Western countries and Russia that would escalate on a level reminscient of the Cold War.