Travelling is educational. A well travelled person is almost always broadminded

@Jenaisle (3803)
Philippines
August 13, 2008 7:50am CST
This is because he gets to meet different people from various cultures and will come to realize that the world is full of unique practices and beautiful inconsistencies; that there are several ways to skin a cat. If I were to travel, I would like to go to India, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands and Paris. What about you? where do you want to go? What do you expect to achieve from your travel?
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@poona_m (336)
• India
13 Aug 08
It's absolutely correct. The more a person travels the more new things, people, customs, cultures, places he/she can come across. These experiences would surely add up to his personality and will open up his mind. I believe most of the misunderstandings and hatred among people is due to the fact that the don't understand each other properly. this fact is even more true in case of people with different culture, religion, region etc. When a person travels he comes in contact with different people of different cultures, different religions, different ethnicity etc. This will make him more aware about the way of living that these people have and will bring more respect in his heart for those people. with better understanding of why some one is the way he/she is would automatically help him have the right response to the actions of that person. I have not been to many places but have been lucky to get in touch with many people from various countries of the world through internet. And the more I know about them the more I am able to respect others for what they are.
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@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
13 Aug 08
That's a very positive outlook. Kudos to you. You understood perfectly what I was trying to say. All the best and thanks for the comment.
@cjmobxnc (137)
• United States
14 Aug 08
I would love to travel anywhere and everywhere, because I want to learn as much about everything this big wide world has to offer. I am starting classes on Wednesday to get an AAS in Global Travel and Hospitality Management. I feel that the travel would help me immensely in my studies and my future career. I eventually plan to run an online Travel Agency out of my home.
@maximax8 (28558)
• United Kingdom
13 Aug 08
My first holiday overseas was to Greece when I was 14 and I got my shoulders severely sun burned. This was my first lesson about the danger of the sun. Then when I was 18 I had a colleague that had skin cancer. This made me be careful about protecting myself in the sun when I was in St Lucia in the Caribbean. Then when I was 20 I went around the world and spent a long time in Australia. There I met many more people with skin cancer and I learned their helpful slogan. I returned home with increased patience, an understanding of different nationalities and a knowledge of history. When I was 25 I went to Kenya and learned about wild animals and the Masai Mara tribe's tradition. At age 26 I went to Israel and it taught me about world religion. Shortly after that I studied in the Netherlands and saw flowers left by a bridge over a canal. These were in the memory of a young man killed for challenging thugs that were stealing bikes. I have seen how sparsely populated, clean and green New Zealand is and it has made me understand looking after the environment so I teach children how to do that. I have seen conservation of manatees in Belize and this has taught me to speak up for the animals. I have noticed that poor people in developing nations are usually much happier than rich people in developed nations. I would love to go to South America. That would help me learn Spanish, get an understanding of the local people and learn more about wildlife that I haven't seen in the world before. Walking the Inca Trail I would learn how to progress safely in higher altitudes and appreciate the ancient world of the Incas. I would be fascinating to go to Rio and Cartagena where I would learn to appreciate the different architecture. I love to see native wildlife and I dream about seeing the lemurs of Madagascar. In South Africa I would learn about the poor townships and possible future for these people. To see the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall in China would be special experiences and I could gain historical knowledge.