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Awesome. I feel like traveling (not quite all the way around the world) has taught me all the same things… except maybe the power of religion.
Guess I still haven’t visited the right countries for that. I didn’t feel the parts of South America I visited were any more overtly religious than the “developed” countries I’d visited before. I mean, I saw some big religious processions, but they seemed more an excuse for a party, no more really about religion than Mardi Gras or St-Patrick’s day in North America.
11. Travel with someone you can share it all that.
I enjoy a lot following your trip, I learned, I saw, I heard, I smell and I tasted a lot of new things. Thank you guys.
Great list! I’m glad you included the caveat to “respect cultures” that you should also “recognize what’s wrong.” It’s an important part of respect that I think often gets overlooked.
I enjoyed reading your article, “10 things I learned from traveling around the world”. I truly believe that when you get a chance to travel and, in my case, live in another part of the world far from where you were born and raised, you get a much richer perspective and understanding of cultures that are not your own. I relocated to the Middle East, far away from my own home in Canada. My opinions and preconceived notions about the Middle East (sadly formed because of U.S. media) have completely been blown away. I am so happy to be completely wrong about the negativity of my opinions. I love this area and though there have been some “frustrating” adjustments, I was able to put myself in the shoes of a Middle Eastern citizen and imagined what they must put up with when relocating to Canada – not everything is smooth-going there either. Education by travel (if afforded) or by reading various sources (rather than trusting only media reports) is surely a key to acceptance of other people, their cultures, religion, etc. as well as recognizing the “right” and ‘wrong” within cultures. Thank you for your excellent article.
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