I would like to share with you some snippets of Queena N. Lee-Chua’s Eureka! article in the Inquirer’s Learning section. It captures the very essence of why traveling opens up one’s mind and eyes to the world.
“Lessons from our travels
… This is why we travel: To wake up to surf and sun heralding the start of an active day yet beckoning us to nap under the trees. To feel the wind whip against our skin as we kayak and jetski, grateful to be gloriously alive on this planet. To commune with schools of multi-colored fish in shallow water, a reminder that beneath us is a world beyond our ken. To gobble up watermelon and mangoes after a swim, our bodies craving natural sources of hydration. To gaze, almost teary-eyed, at a full moon so bright it sparkles on the water, casting a light so intense that we can see kilometers out to sea.
… Travel broadens horizons, in more ways than one. Though many Filipinos aspire to live in foreign lands, we have always felt that the Philippines is still the best place to be.
… Yes, this is why we travel: To make the unfamiliar familiar. To view the world from perspectives different from, yet no less valid than, ours. To tolerate human foibles, but to revel also in human kindness. To restore our faith in the majesty of a Creator who makes all things.”