Growing, Changing and learning: How will traveling change YOU????
At a school where every week I encounter many travelers from many different countries at all ages, it is amazing to see the process of evolution in the students who stay for a long time and also those who are just passing by. While traveling and exploring is an incredible experience in all aspects, amongst all the beautiful new nature, people, and food you get to experience, it is also likely that all those factors are little by little changing the traveler in the best way. Things that I see in myself and others as their world expands with newness are as follows:
BROADENS YOUR PERSPECTIVE
Nothing changes the way you see things more than observing the way others see things. I myself saw changes in the way I perceived things once leaving the comfort of my own country. The growth of wonder and empathy for other cultures and countries is immediately evoked once you dip your toes in other waters.
YOU LEARN FLEXIBILIITY/ HOW TO ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES
When traveling, especially in a new culture where norms are not the same, at first it’s easy to get frustrated when things don’t happen like you are used to, but eventually what you are used to is the unexpected! Also logistically, when traveling the probability that things like flights and busses will be delayed or cancelled is VERY high so you are forced to be okay with things that are out of your hands, and that’s okay! I myself have learned in Buenos Aires that it is OKAY to wait in line and it is OKAY if the bus is 15 minutes late…no pasa nada!!!
YOU CAN´T HELP BUT LIVE IN THE MOMENT
Whether you are taking in the magic of Iguazu falls, relishing in the beauty of Patagonia, or eating that giant juicy steak put right in front of your face, there is nothing else you can even attempt to think about other than being where you are and seeing what you are seeing. You learn to let your senses go wild!
During your travels is an amazing time to learn a new language!!! SO come to Elebaires school to try a free class and we can give you the basics to what you need to know to get by in Spanish speaking countries!!!