What happens to me when I travel

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 I meet a lot of people with different customs that make me ask questions that I would otherwise have never thought of (“Why do things get done as they do? Why do people do what they do?”)

They spark an incredible curiosity in me; they make me see that there are thousands of better realities and thousands of worse realities

 They make me kill fears.

 They boost my self-esteem every time they ask me “Are you traveling alone? How brave! ” (thanks for that)

They make me ponder a thousand things about the experiences I choose

They make me solve problems, in a place where I don’t speak the same language, developing my creativity

They make me realize that everything is not what it seems, that things can be done  in a thousand different ways and that, as a teacher of mine said, “we live in a world of interpretations.”

They make me be more selective with my relations

They make me put things in perspective; help me all the time to have a horizon and not worry about small things, and not let certain things affect the experience of my life because, after all, “as I will take from this life what I hace experienced, I want to experience what I’d like to take from it”

They make me organize and develop my planning skills, leaving a margin for improvisation and transit certain discomforts

They expose me to problems, to conflicts that I must solve

They make me experience anxieties, joys, various feelings, and see that almost everything has a solution

They give me the possibility to teach and learn things from my own ways of living

They give me adventures:
I’ve travelled in a small Thai boat in the middle of a storm;
I’ve tried exotic food
I’ve cried in other languages
I’ve faced my fears, challenged the possibility of death, looked in the face of a fear as old as humanity: fear of its own end
I’ve entered countries where I di not speak a word of their language

And the best thing: I made new friends 🙂

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Alejandra de Picciotto
Alejandra de Picciotto, cuyo pseudónimo literario es Alura, es una nómade del Cielo. Nacida en una pequeña localidad del oeste suburbano de Buenos Aires, en Argentina, actualmente se desempeña como Auxiliar de Vuelo, aunque su primera carrera fue como Docente, Profesora de Inglés, que sigue ejerciendo simultáneamente de distintas formas. También es Coach, escritora y bloggera en www.aluratravels.com . Cuando no está volando, está tratando de cumplir sueños en la tierra, porque tiene la gran convicción de que los sueños se han hecho para cumplirse. "Amo las historias de sueños cumplidos" :)

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