I wish I could visit different countries around the world.....

Philippines
June 17, 2007 11:26am CST
From being in a third world country, this is every one dream of going around the world and see beautiful places. If we are just born equal,why the world has rich country and other is a poor country. Why there are white people and others are black or brown, some are tall and others are short. why were not created equal, so that we can go everywhere without the so called visa and passport. How I wish that the world is one, helping each other, no discrimination, no war and no politics. How I wish I counld see beautiful people and places around the world...
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@maximax8 (28558)
• United Kingdom
18 Jun 07
'All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others'. George Orwell wrote this. His book is written about animals but they stand to represent different people. Yes, it is sad that the world is not an equal place. I study as well as teach. In my travel and tourism course I looked at the richest and the poorest countries. There is such a gap between the richest and the poorest. Tourism and business can help a country become more wealthy. India and China are examples of this. War torn countries are likely to be poor and even have a hungry population in some cases. Political problems can harm countries too. Many places in Asia are popular with tourists. Sights like the Great Wall of China, The temples of Thailand and the stunning beaches of the Philippines are found there. Most of the very poor countries are in Africa with little to interest tourists like Burundi for example. I was surprised to see Kenya so poor when it does well from safari tourism. Skin colour is to do with which part of the world people come from. White skin is found in colder places like Europe and North America. Black skin is found in hotter places like Africa and the Caribbean. Asian people can look like Indians or Chinese people, this is also to help them live in the sun. I respect all people, no matter what colour they are. I hate to see people being discriminated against due to colour, gender or race. I like to see fairness. Countries require a passport and some ask for a visa as well. When I went to Jordan as a British passport holder I paid the third highest visa charge. Every nationality paid a different fee. When I was going out of Guatemala on a bus the border officer charged each person what he felt like. The older American guy paid the most. I was not fair. But they saw he was rich. When I was in Singapore I was going to travel to Malaysia but an Israeli girl I met had to fly to Thailand. She was not allowed into Malaysia with her passport. Poor people from developing countries are often given a tough time at immigration control and getting a visa for some countries is difficult. This is sad. I hope you get to travel around the world one day.
• Philippines
20 Jun 07
Wow your lucky to travel a lot to different country as you mention, I really admire a person who could adjust and easily get along with to any races around the world, you mention Philippines thats my country, and thanks that you admire our beaches here. You know what I like to travel like you did, but I don't have any finances or sponsor, how I wish I could work to a travel related job...I wish when your here in Philippine I could met you to learned from you personally about people around the world... thanks for your knowledge... have a nice day and God Bless you... thanks again
@maximax8 (28558)
• United Kingdom
21 Jun 07
Thanks for your kind comments. You are lucky to live in the Philippines. The people in your country seem to be very nice and friendly. The beaches there must be stunning.
@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
18 Jun 07
I don't think that being black or white or brown, short or tall and needing a visa to travel to another country would make us any less equal. We are all equal in terms of G0d-given rights to nurture and get nourishment from earth. We are equal in intelligence and capabilities and each of us has the potential to become what we aim to be. We are not born without it. The world cannot be under one government or else there would be anarchy. Some order and system has to be in place. As to traveling to another country, one could always travel if one wants to. It is just a matter of having the will and effort to make it a reality.
• Philippines
20 Jun 07
Thanks for your response, I really learned a lot from you, have a nice day and God Bless...