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Old 03-17-2016, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Austin
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I personally love to travel but it's not for everyone. I love learning about other cultures and I feel the best way is to go and spend time with them in person. Books and media can only give so much info.
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Old 03-17-2016, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Asia
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Only Americans would think those ethnic enclaves represent the countries they are supposed to look like.
He said "virtually". Not "actually".

But, you got your shot in at Americans! Good for you!

Odd though, considering all of the nonsense Chinese people believe about the rest of the world based on who knows what.

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Old 03-17-2016, 08:35 PM
 
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I do want to travel but I have always wanted to work and travel rather than travel for travel's sake. I wanted to live in different places for a few months rather than a few days or a few weeks. The thought of having the pressure of doing a ton of things in a small amount of time stresses me out. But being in a new place and adapting to it and making friends in a new environment is how I want to live my life. I'm happy now that I'm starting in an industry that will allow me to freelance and travel after a few years of experience. I just wish I had started earlier or considered being a diplomat.

I am a bit envious I didn't get to travel more when I was younger. I had the opportunities. More so than now. My friends went everywhere but I decided not to go. I was always concerned about money. But then I ended up wasting it all on dumb things. Ah well, I grew up with nothing, so as soon as I made money, I wanted to feel what it was like to have things. I'm lucky to have experienced that. Now I'm more into intangible things and not owning a lot. I got rid of 4/5 of my wardrobe when I moved across the country. I felt like a new person. Now I'm going to move again and will need to get rid of more stuff. I've been thinking of simplifying the way I dress and just buy black if I ever need more clothes. My goal is to eventually have only enough stuff to just pack up and go.
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