4 Things You Learn From Traveling
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- Age 20
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a
storyteller,” Ibn Batuta once said, an Arab traveler. How
accurate is this? Well, based on real-life experience, it
couldn’t be any more true.
Travelling is a school and a wealthy experience. While
travelling, you learn lessons that you are never taught in
regular schools. The excitement of meeting new people and living
in a new culture is a worthwhile adventure.
So, from the dozens of lessons we learned while travelling, here are our favorites:
1. You meet unforgettable people
It is true that you pass thousands of people every day. But most of them don’t touch your life the same way as people do who you meet while travelling. We’re probably saying this, because the strongest friendships we made so far are the ones we made during our travels. We remember looks being exchanged before talking - and talk never stops afterwards.
2. You get out of your environment
That is essential. A time where you are forced to get out of your
comfort zone is necessary. We live our lives. We live our
everyday routine and we keep our heads stuck in the same problems
and tons of responsibilities we have. When you travel, you get
yourself out of the box and eventually you can find
3. You discover a world outside the “bubble”
Traveling is a way of discovering that we ourselves might be living in a bubble. Traveling is like a needle that makes this bubble pop and suddenly you realize that there is a great world outside of it. People who speak languages you’ve never heard of and do things you didn’t think were possible. Sometimes traveling makes us feel small and insignificant. We become one out of billions of people. At the same time it makes us feel like we are part of a great puzzle. Each time we travel we discover something new and collect valuable memories.
4. You rediscover the meaning of “home”
One thing we have learned from traveling, especially traveling alone, is the true value of home. Home is more than just a house, home is made out of home cooked family dinners and Sunday breakfasts. Home is the board games we play and the stories we share. Home is waking up when the cat decides that it is time for a concert of meows and home is the occasional fight with mom. Home is the blanket fort we build with friends, no matter how old we get. When at home we take most of these things for granted, but traveling makes us aware of how much I love these details.
These four are just a couple of lessons two travelers have
learned from their adventures. Traveling can be a truly life
changing experience. It can teach us lessons for life and along
the road we may find the most incredible stories. It doesn’t
always matter where you go, as long as you travel with your
curiosity and an open mind.