Travel is an exercise partly in broadening yourself and partly in defining your own limits.
Reason why I try and combine what love to do and travel- learning more about myself & discovering my limits.
You never see yourself more clearly than when immersed in an entirely foreign place, where people make different assumptions about you.
Those expectations may relate to your nationality rather than to your manner of speech, the cut of your clothing, or the indicators of your politics.
Equally, travel provides a disguise; you can feel oddly camouflaged and anonymous wrapped in the sketchy preconceptions of others. I dislike social constraints, and traveling has helped me to be free of them.
At the same time, I am also unsettled by such social anonymity. When you must learn the unfamiliar rules of a new place, to become callow again; what is prestigious at home can seem irrelevant or ludicrous abroad. You cannot rely on the weight of your opinions in a country where standards are different. You often cannot understand why something is funny or why something else is somber.
Familiar landscapes cushion you from self-knowledge because the border between who you are and where you are is porous. In a strange place, you become more fully evident: who you truly are is what persists at home and abroad. Tennyson's Ulysses said, "I cannot rest from travel: I will drink/Life to the lees." I cherished travel for the ways it stops time, forcing me to inhabit the present tense. Augustine of Hippo legendary said, "The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page". That's why I've set out to be apart of the change I want to see in the world.