To be accustomed to reading the news daily, checking social media, watching TV and documentaries, one believes one is in touch with what is going on globally, however this is only true to a very superficial level.
The enormity of the world is overwhelming and our individual presence unnoticeable.
It is so easy to limit our thinking to our immediate environment and become comfortable and satisfied with our daily routine.
That is the wonder and genius of travel.
Our thinking, our mind and our philosophy change for the better and subsequently we can try and improve our life when we return and hopefully the lives of others. However to come to this realisation requires travel and many people are too deep in their comfort zone to even think to explore other people, cultures and places.
That is the magic of the travel bug. It is conspicuous but if never searched for, the benefits can never be reaped.