The best value my degree in International Relations inculcated in me is adaptation of foreign cultures. Cultural awareness doesn’t end in merely knowing but should culminate in acceptance and tolerance.
Traveling is not just taking photos you can brag to your friends. I feel sad when I meet people who do nothing but take photos, complain and criticize and eat at western fast-foods when they travel. I believe it is better to highlight the things that impress you when you’re traveling and try to do what locals do: eat their food, learn a few words of their language, take their public transportation, and sometimes wear their traditional costumes. After all, to belong is better than to be foreign.
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