CNNGO has come up with 50 great reasons for being a tourist. Though the reasons listed are not all great (some downright bizarre), the following had me nodding in assent.
25: You learn about the country you're visiting through experience, rather than National Geographic.
Very true! There’s an ocean of difference in reading about the place and to truly experience the place.
38: You get to mingle with a range of nationalities. Then escape them the next day.
Travelling offers you the rare opportunity of meeting people from the world over, which you won’t be able to sitting at home.
39: Your sense of appreciation for your surroundings returns.
Keep hearing this, especially from those who have been to the Nepal Himalaya.
49: Whether it’s sniffing out a great sunset spot or a backstreet bar or restaurant, there are always new discoveries on the horizon.
Like the Fly Emirates ad states, “…the more of our world we see, the richer we become”.
(Pic: Explore Himalaya)