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If You Can’t Travel, Keep An Open Mind

Travelling has given me the sense of community I always wanted, and the understanding from people who, like me, have lived similar realities that led us to be right at the same place, at the same time. I agree with a Brazilian friend I met in Kaua’i:

When you meet a like-minded person, you discover a side of you that you might not have seen for a while, or might not even know existed. Travelling is the cure to ignorance and inflexibility.

Manu –

And I say: if you can’t travel, keep an open mind, and you will expand anyway. Travel helps, but just travel doesn’t do the trick. I’ve met some travellers who would embrace and experience their trips within the limits of their own selves, conditioned by their realities. 

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For me, travelling is to release yourself from all your thoughts, fears and comfort zones, to make room for the new: new ways of living, new ways of thinking, and new ways of overcoming awkwardness. 

You can’t change the limits of our planet Earth. There are only too many countries you can visit. But you can expand your own limits, your own world, and come to the realisation that what you always thought was right is only one star up in the sky. 

And now I am asking you: what does travel mean TO YOU? Share your responses down below, leave your comments or send me your thoughts to Your answers could be featured on future podcast episodes 🙂

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