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Educate yourself: take a trip abroad
Aug 3rd, 2013 by Warren Swil

Travel beats any classroom,

any teacher – hands down

Hotel Rui Plaza, an impressive 42 story high-rise with 557 guestrooms, is the newest addition to the Guadalajara skyline, which it dominates from every direction. Click image to enlarge. © SGE, Inc. All rights reserved.

THERE ARE FEW BETTER ways to get a real education than to travel abroad.
That from one who spends a great deal of time in the classroom!
No classroom – and no teacher, alas – can offer the kind of lessons one learns from foreign lands: the cultures, the history, the social norms (all different from one’s own, no matter where you call home)… even the different currency, drinking age and favorite local beverages.
Not to mention the local cuisine!
Then there are the survival skills required in the modern, high-tech world we live in.

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Travel is the best way to broaden the mind (with video)

THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE VIDEO
Learning about the cultures and customs of other places and people broadens the mind more than any classroom teacher can.
Among the many fascinating folks, sights, sounds and vistas I encountered on my recent trip to Sweden and the United Kingdom, some really stand out. Meet them here. And learn from our exchanges.
We are never too old to learn new things; when we stop learning we may as well die.


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