Thoughts of a Traveler
The Chinese writer Lin Yutang said: “No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.”
For me, to travel represents one of the most beautiful things that I can do in my life. Going to new places, discovering new cultures and cities gives me a sense of knowledge and spiritual enrichment.
When I travel I try to notice both the beautiful and the less beautiful things from that place and most of the time I find myself in the situation where I say: “ Hey ! we do that better at home “ or “ Why can’t we do that ? We have the necessary resources at home”.
Every time I return home from a trip, I come back with a greater sense of appreciation for my country, for my city or for my fellow citizens and most of the time I have the feeling that we ,as a nation, we have the potential and we can do and be more than we already are.
Travelling can give you a sense of accomplishment, an understanding of different cultures and an appreciation of the f home comfort . Travelling offers you essential experiences to your personal and even your professional development. But you should not let the discovery and growth stop when you return. Make sure you continue to learn and try to apply in your country or community the good things that you have seen.
Personally, I hope when I will be old and I will rest on my old familiar pillow, I will can say that I am happy with the fact that I traveled around the world and I managed to apply home all the things that I learned from those experiences.