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What I’ve Learned from Traveling to Three Different Countries

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Experiencing different cultures has changed my perspective on so many things.

Experiencing different cultures has changed my perspective on so many things.

Traveling can be one of the most exciting, pleasant, and life-changing experiences. I have traveled to several countries, and every trip is a unique experience.

I love the feeling of being in a new place, it gives me a chance to get away from the noise and the daily stuff. Traveling is one of my favorite experiences in life, the first time I feel I have seen the world as a living being.

After I returned from my trip to three different countries, I wanted to write down the lessons I learned.

It Will Likely Change the Way You Look at Life

There are many things you can learn from other people, and traveling is one of them. Traveling opens your eyes to cultures and people that you might otherwise never have seen or heard about. It provides an opportunity to meet new people and share new experiences. Sometimes it can change the way you think about things forever. I've learned some amazing things while traveling the world; some things I realized after sitting in endless airports for hours with nothing to do but wait for my flight.

Traveling taught me how to be flexible, how to appreciate the small comforts in life, and most importantly how to appreciate the people in your life. It's a way to learn new perspectives, new views, and a new perspective on things. If I could go back in time, I would go to any one of the places I traveled and do it all over again. The opportunities are limitless and honestly, if I could do it all over again, I would never change a thing.

Attitude Is Everything

In different cultures, I learn certain lessons that will help me adapt more quickly to life. As a result, I have learned a lot about how to treat people, how to behave in public, how to speak the local language, and how to behave when traveling.

When you go somewhere new, your attitude and behavior immediately change. You need to act like a local.

It's hard to generalize what people feel about different countries or even different cultures. From personal experience, I can tell you that a good attitude is essential wherever you go. You'll get a lot more respect and a lot easier access to what you want there. Being nice doesn't always mean being nice to everyone. It's sometimes necessary to be assertive.

Right or Wrong Is Relative

`What's "right" and what's "wrong"? Well, it depends on where you are and who you're talking to. Of course, different countries have different laws when it comes to morality. I think you'd be surprised when you visit another country and see what they consider normal behavior and what we would consider unusual.

When I traveled to different countries, I came to appreciate the idea of examining values and morals. I have found that people do something because of a preexisting belief that they should do it. It's not always wrong, but it's often not. That's how we build our society. When we use the "right/wrong" approach, we can see the difference and be more flexible in accepting what is right and wrong in a given society.

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Act According to the Local Norms and Rules

Experiencing other cultures has taught me that you have to constantly adapt your behavior and thinking to fit the circumstances. As a result, my personal beliefs and standards about personal behavior are constantly changing.

Wandering the world and experiencing new cultures is an amazing experience. You meeting people of diverse cultures and learning about their ways is a gift. Learning about other cultures is important so that you can behave properly around locals and learn about the local culture.

You can learn about a new culture by talking with people and experiencing their way of life. Although it may sound basic, if you do it directly, you will appreciate it immediately.

If You Travel with Someone, You Will See Their True Nature

If you are traveling with someone, you will spend a lot of time together and see their true nature. It is hard to get to know someone without spending time with them first. Traveling has taught me how to be communicative, open, honest, considerate and respectful.

Finding the right travel companion means everything. You want to make sure your trip is going to be a good one, no bad attitudes, no fights. When you travel with someone, you will see what they're really like.

In some situations, your travel companions will have an entirely different attitude, and that's when it feels like you're dealing with a new person. If the person you are traveling with is constantly complaining, being demanding, or in a bad mood, learn how to deal with them.

When two people travel together, there are bound to be differences of opinion. If you find that you or your traveling companion doesn't like something, talk about it. Clean communication between your travel partner is essential. Your travel partner should be the kind of person who likes to spend time in the same places and do the same things as you, or else your trip will be uncomfortable and difficult.

In conclusion, traveling opens your eyes to new cultures, new friends, and new experiences. You perceive the world as someone open to new ideas and possibilities rather than someone who's stays put and prefers to stay within their comfort zone. Also, it helps you take stock of your values, goals, and aspirations.

That's the most valuable travel lesson I can share, but I might share another one someday. I'd love to hear any lessons you've learned while traveling. Share them in the comments. Thanks for reading!


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© 2021 Tantowi Gilang

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