Thursday, July 7, 2011

Travel Challenge, Days 12 & 13

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Day 12- Someone who influenced me to travel abroad

*Scratches head** My Mom? I think unwillingly she allowed me to travel places when I was younger that made me fall in love with travel. Allowing me to do a summer abroad in Mexico at almost 16 instilled a love of travel in me. We were talking about this a few weeks ago, and she marveled at how she had the inner strength to do that. My Mom was super strict and a tad (how do you say this?) "overprotective" when I was younger :), yet she saw an opportunity for me to grow. Plus, my summer program was free (I won a scholarship)! You can't deny free and life changing, right? Thanks for letting me go, Mom!

Day 13 - Favorite travel quotation

I like this one:

"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."
-Maya Angelou (love her!!)


Nellie said...

aww.. Dr. Maya! I would die to have dinner with her! Love your quote.

Tony Van Helsing said...

Travel is essential when you are younger. I did some and I'm glad I did. I would hate to regret missng the opportunity.

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

Love that your mom was able to let go of the reigns long enough for you to experience travel and grow a passion for it. I'm sure it wasn't easy for her.

LOVE that quote. So true. Travel brings your face to face with your own bigotry, so you can realize it, turn against it, and be free from it.

PapayaDog said...

I'd say my Dad. He's had some amazing adventures. Arrested in Cuba for peeing on a wall? Check.


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