If anything, at least now more people know that Burkina Faso actually exists right? Well, maybe not because most news outlets in the US aren't covering that, which is really frustrating. I feel like we have a very skewed view of the world in the US. Maybe I shouldn't generalize, but I can promise that 90% of what I know about the rest of the countries in the world is from 1) Playing Sporcle and 2) my own research (I'm kind of a documentary and research nerd but what else is new). I think we'd all be better off if we realized that the world is bigger than our country, or our town, or our school, or ourselves. There are 7 billion other people on this planet, do you care about their lives? Do you have any interest in the way they live? Their cultures and language? I could go on, but that's a paper for another day. This is why I think every. single. person. who is able should travel or study abroad.
|How many do you know??|
Anyways, with all this cold weather, I'm looking forward to the warm already :)
Got anymore travel tips for me? Also, if anyone needs gift ideas (cough cough mom) I need some long skirts, sunscreen, and stuff to do while traveling (24 hours each way!!)
Take care <3