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'Travel broadens the mind'

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  • Submitted: 18/08/2003
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University Degree Tourism, Transport & Travel

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'Travel broadens the mind'

Travel does broaden the mind. However it is what 'travel' means to the individual. Is it is the consequence of travel where the true expansion is achieved. Travel opens a doorway for the individual to seek the experiences and be open to the absorption of those experiences. Allowing to take from those to build on and develop. These journeys could be far afield or a walk to the corner shop- Muslims praying to the West or the tired eyes of the lady passed in the street Each experience opening a spectrum of further questions. It is the travellers personal reflection, interpretation and conclusion that 'broadens the mind'.

Travel presents experiences of other lifestyles, cultures, values and convictions. Expansion is gained by personal deliberation reflected in their own lives.

Travel teaches diversity. The value of that cannot fail but to broaden the mind. Allowing for sensitivity to differences: becoming more flexible, creative and sociable.

To see how others see things, observation of their lifestyles and convictions, values and beliefs helps you adapt your own lifestyle and convictions when dealing with situations circumstance and change. However learning about different cultures

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