Travel Promotes Understanding Of The World

by Juan Gonzalez
(Livingston, California, USA)

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

To travel is to have fun, to enjoy the views and learn from nature, other cultures and history. Visiting other places increases your understanding of the world. It makes you better understand the common issues of life. I am a natural traveler. I like to go into nature and appreciate its beauty and discover how everyday something is different in nature, how time has affected locations and its habitants. There is always something out there that is waiting to be discovered. There are always people out there that are looking to welcome people from other cultures and to share their opinions on the world that encompasses all living things.
Is there anyone that would not want to further explore into the ancient ruins left by impotent societies from the past? I have visited many ruins in the past, and based on my experiences on those visits I can tell that I will continue to make new trips to revisit some of those places and visit new ones. The ruins that amaze me the most are the Great Pyramids of Giza, Machu Picchu, and of course the pyramids in Teotihuacan, Mexico. I just love to admire those ruins and think how primitive cultures built those pyramids with simple tools.
Traveling is also about learning how other cultures behave in the present world. In the United States we take so much for granted, that sometimes we forget that people in the rest of the world are in much need. But traveling is not just to better appreciate what we have, also to obtain from them new knowledge.
I also like to travel to better understand the system of checks and balances employed by nature to keep in control populations. Nature has been so effective to be able to ensure that no population grows over its limits, that it even seems that humans are not a part of the nature of earth.
I will forever continue my journeys because I always know that there is an adventure out there for me. I know that there are so many things in the world and that it is impossible to observe every one of them, but the more I travel the more I learn from earth. And remember to keep the fun in the travel.

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