Part of what I love about international travel is seeing a new perspective, and interacting with people from different cultures.
As Americans, we are often sheltered in our understanding of the world, and our role in it. Traveling internationally as cultural ambassadors and seeking to understand local customs helps us better understand who we are, and better appreciate the blessings that we have in our lives.
Experiencing new countries’ cultures has helped me connect with people by finding common ground. After traveling through Istanbul and Kusadasi in Turkey, I was able to connect with a Turkish hotel clerk in Boston.
It was wonderful seeing his eyes light up when I mentioned that I had been to his home country, and truly enjoyed my experiences there. Over the years, I have had similar connections with many others.
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