Ukraine born and raised …… after that came the other countries ….
I’m an observer … and here is a little bit of how I saw it all when I traveled. It kind of always happened sporadically. I also traveled for a long time, but it can be exhausting …. If you tend to start comparing places …. then maybe it is time to go home and continue at a later time … If you don’t know where is home, I’ll give you a hint – it’s where you share food with other people 🙂
The world is beautiful … to quit your job and pack a light backpack is never a bad idea and I did it a couple of times …. They say good things happen to people who book flights so I suggest why not get that ticket, and start an endless weekend! Once there, you will never be the same, no matter where born and raised!
Stereotypes? Superficiality? Not really working for me. I like to go everywhere and discover the reality of this and that place… observe… participate if I feel like… and tell them, tell them they are beautiful – most of the times we all are too carried away or preoccupied with trivialities to see the things which are the most important. Besides already favorite destinations where I would love to come back like Brazil, Madagascar and Oman, there are several countries I would really really really love to see, but my list is not an usual one. So it’s been a couple of good years since I’ve planned a trip to Yemen, and I hope there will be better days for this beautiful country and its people. Then there is Mozambique, Namibia, the remote taiga of Russia, Niger and remote China which shall happen at some point…. oh, and Raja Ampat… Roraima…Cape Verde ….etc.
I wish your dreams come true too. If they are made of journeys, you have chosen the right way 🙂