Grant Montgomery Travelogue: Beware: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.”
With his typical tongue-in-cheek humor, Mark Twain once warned that “travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.”
In another instance, I believe he also said something to the effect that “There’s nothing wrong with schooling. ….Just don’t let it get in the way of your education!”
Building on these two concepts, in my opinion travel – especially in developing nations — is indeed a wonderful education, a unique opportunity to experience firsthand different countries, cultures and citizens of our amazing and multi-faceted world.
P.S. – Enjoying the local foods of the various cultures I encounter is another great perk of the experience, various dishes offering an expression of identity. (eg. During the bloody and brutal times under the Khmer Rouge “Killing Fields” rule when food was in short supply, out of desperation, starving Cambodians ate whatever they could scrounge, including tarantulas!)
P. P.S – I do hope you have enjoyed these informal logs from some of my travels, and have gained in some way.