A post from our Community Correspondent Fuad Alakbarov
Visiting another city or even village is not only an eye-opener into exciting history and culture, but it also helps as a reprieve for the mind. Traveling allows the mind to develop and literally see the world in a new and different way.
While you may plan your trip to a location, there’s always an unpredictable element in the nature of these engagements. Changes and diversions in schedule, if necessary, must be accommodated, and improving in on map skills encourages the thinking process.
Sometimes it takes witnessing others’ distress first-hand, to reframe your perceptions. When people view others in similar or worse situations, they tend to understand that their problems are no longer as discouraging as they may have earlier believed. This significantly aids in reducing any stress or depression that may be lingering in the body.
Some destinations may also contain language barriers, where communicating your needs could be challenging. I believe, travelling helps person to be patient, a quality that vacationing enforces.
Travel interrupts your expectations and habitual patterns . Tourist attractions are a nice way to see what all the hype is about, but the little ordinary things that are different.
When I’m visiting a new country, I get most curious about doing everyday things, like going to the local shop, getting a cup of tea, taking public transportation or just walking down the street.
In addition, I believe the experiences of meeting all kinds of people demonstrate that we aren’t as different from each other as we may presume. We see others who’ve established close and meaningful relationships, and who want to pursue work and leisure they enjoy.
Whether a little bit different, or a lot different, English-speaking or not, expensive or inexpensive, different locations are all populated by people who want pretty much the same things.