Why do we think that travelling far is more worth it?
I don’t count the number of countries I’ve visited because I don’t want to start a number war either with others or with myself. It doesn’t matter if it’s 0 or 100. It doesn’t matter if it’s a short vacation or long backpacking. Each to their own way of experiencing, learning.
And there’s so much to learn about our own country. The fact that we speak the same language and share a general history actually allows us to dig deeper, to understand what’s more hidden.
Every country has gorgeous places to discover, wouldn’t it be a shame to leave that only to the visitors? Can’t it be also interesting to us? Are we really that arrogant to say, my country can show nothing new to me?
I know, there’s a general attitude that places a higher social value on visiting exotic places. Be brave enough to break from it. Travel for yourself, for your own discovery and if you have that in mind, you’ll realise that it’s not necessarily a new place that’ll give you that.
It’s been said often but really, try to be a tourist at home. What would you see, where would you go, what could you learn? Open a tourist guide and discover your own country.
The rest of the world is wishing right now to be able to visit it.