Traveling long term, opens up the world in so many unexpected ways.
You see the good, the bad, and the ugly of the places you travel and immerse yourself in, not just the shiny perfect tourist versions.
Borders between countries and cultures seem to vanish, and both the differences and the similarities become more clear.
You experience ‘holy shit the world is small’ moments like when you meet someone randomly somewhere and find out you have mutual acquaintances or you are from the same remote area back in the States (or wherever home is for you).
You experience the ‘oh my god the world is so vast and I have barely scratched the surface’ moments when you come into contact with people from places you’ve only heard vaguely referenced in books, or have seen on a globe but don’t know anything about.… Read more