Travel opens up new ideas and new experiences, it helps change the way you think and gives you a broader perspective on life. It makes you a more rounded individual and more ‘worldly’. It also relieves you from insecurities when dealing with foreigners or foreign cultures.
Upon travelling through Asia and Eastern Europe I have come to see that people are the same everywhere, they all act in the same ways regardless of culture and politics.
Growing up in the West I was taught to believe that Russians are bad people. Wrong.
They enjoy being with their friends and family, they enjoy a beer and they even have the same fart jokes – just spoken in a different language.