When leaving behind the many things that make us comfortable and start to embark on a trip or new experience, we start to get away from the familiar sights and comforts and instead go into a new set of realities.
Say when we travel, we are no longer the everyday commuter who needs to rush for work, but the traveler enjoying the views, language, smell, and taste of the new surroundings.
We become the world citizen who starts to discover the new neighborhood for the first time.
The new sense of wonder, astonishment comes from the much-needed understanding of the different cultures, lifestyles, and people the world is made up of. Meeting people from diverse cultures and societies will make us grasp the unique daily life from many different angles. It helps us learn important things that cannot be learned in traditional school.
The World is Our Home
The more we travel, the better we understand that home is more than just a town, city or country that we have lived. We realize that our home is the world and we grow to be more mindful of we can all live in peace and harmony.
When we travel, the concept we have heard before about the world can actually be very different from our personal experience. The act of traveling that you thought to be risky and expensive before can turn out to be cheap when you get the hang of your lifestyle expenses. You also discover the kindness and friendliness of strangers.
As the world becomes both a home and school, our perspective expands, our life experiences and ourselves. Strangers become our brothers and experiences becomes our daily lessons.
Traveling also teaches us that regardless of our backgrounds, all of us share thousands of things in common that we become more adept in being able to relate to people. We realize how we are all connected.
A Festival to Celebrate Interconnectedness
On November 9 to 12, 2017, the Moroccan Association of Ibn Battuta will hold the second edition of the International Festival of Ibn Battuta to take place in the city of Tangier, Morocco.
The festival carrying this year’s theme, “Travelers, the Ambassadors of Peace” will put up different activities showcasing the legacy left behind by the great traveler Ibn Battuta. The event also aims to promote the culture of traveling and its many social benefits, particularly on tolerance, unity, and peace.
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