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richland

Since Jan 2005

50-64 year old male

Toronto, Canada

Traveling has taught me a lot about myself. Taking myself out of my comfort zone and into an unknown situation has shown me who I am. The unknown causes all those inner feelings that are stuffed down to surface. Sometimes I have panicked on not knowing where I am going or being able to express myself or not having control. But most times I have learned that I share a bond with everyone no matter where they live. We are all human and when not afraid, quite kind to each other. It is humbling as a North American to be dependent on the kindness of strangers and to learn they know as much or maybe more than your culture makes you think you do. I will never forget visiting a local village in Togo and seeing such wisdom while my heavily branded traveling companions could only see dirt and dust.
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60+ Traveler
Urban Explorer
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