Aliens

An alien accepts a new world for what it is.Tourist or traveler: What is the distinction? One keeps to the recommended tourist sights; the other looks down on the tourists while largely doing the same.

When traveling, be like an alien from another planet. Think of yourself as the first of your kind to visit. Keep your eyes — and your mind — wide open. Immerse yourself in the place. Try to blend in. Do what the locals do. Eat what they eat. Accept that you are the stranger. Accept that you are the outsider. Try to learn everything you can. Ask questions. Experience as much as possible.

An alien accepts a new world for what it is. An alien doesn’t expect it to be like home. An alien finds safety in the crowd. He finds home wherever he goes … until home becomes the one place where he is an alien anymore.

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