Gary Arndt has been traveling around the world and blogging since 2007:
On March 13, 2007, I handed over the keys to my house, put my possessions in storage and headed out to travel around the world with nothing but a backpack, my laptop and a camera.
Three and a half years and 70 countries later, I’ve gotten the equivalent of a Ph.D in general knowledge about the people and places of Planet Earth.
Here are some of the things I’ve learned…
Some points Arndt makes that stand out for me:
- culture matters
- everyone is proud of where they're from
- we view other nations by a different set of criteria than we view ourselves