I think I got the travel bug before I could walk. My family travelled extensively in Europe during the holidays, and most of the time we stayed off the beaten path. The encounters with 'local people' made quite an impact on me, and I think the most important lesson I learned as a child is when other people do things in a different way than I was used to, it's not necessarily the wrong way but simply another way of doing things right. However, sometimes I don't have to go very far in order to meet another 'culture'. It could be the other side of the street or another department at my job.
Photo: River cruise on the Danube, September 2017.
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