Does travel make you more creative? More compassionate?Yes, if you travel with those intentions.
I was hanging out at my local tavern and a friend, Sherry, mentioned that she was going to Bali and casually asked if I wanted to come. Her travel buddy was a friend from my high school, her cousins, and other friends. Turns out that this trip was in two shifts, and I was able to get in on the second shift. I had always wanted to go to Bali since the 80s when there was a direct flight between Guam and Bali and all my friends were going, and I never did it back then.
It was a very timely opportunity. After my last trip to South America, I thought I was good for travel, and didn't have the urge anymore. I was just starting to feel the urge when this opportunity came up.
I had an very unpleasant trip over. First of all, when I was at the airport leaving Guam, I realized I had forgotten my iphone at home. I had gone to the trouble of adding an international plan on it and everything. I use it as a camera, so this was a predicament. I did have my laptop so I was able to send and receive messages this way.
I had a daylong trip to Bali. I left Manila at around 8pm, and was supposed to arrive a little after midnight, but there was bad weather n Bali and we were routed to Jakarta, where we had to wait out the weather in the airport. Arrived in Bali the next day.
I have traveled quite a bit, and am using this page to record some memories. Travel is a wonderful education, expanding your view of the world, of other cultures, of the beauty of diversity.