Don’t ever believe a traveler who claims that they travel to “absorb other cultures”. While learning about other people, their culture, their history, etc is a noble goal, I don’t think you can spend 2 weeks in India and suddenly know everything there is to know.
Finding pieces of identity, scattered throughout the German capital like pieces of the old wall.
A letter to my fellow white people about owning our mistakes, and being the best woke white people we can be.
The more you travel, the more friends you have in more places (high or low is irrelevant for this conversation). The more you travel, the more you realize nothing and no one exists alone.
Well-behaved women rarely make history, they say.
While it’s easy to see the things that divide us, sometimes we have to find the things that unite us. Like dumplings. Everyone loves dumplings.
If you’re going to volunteer abroad, don’t be that person who tries to build a well even though you can’t even put together an IKEA table. Other people’s problems should not be fodder to make you feel good about yourself.