Travel lenses: How the world looks different now

In Korea, I kept thinking, Wow, so many amazing countries are just a few hours of flying away: China, Japan, Mongolia, Russia, the Philippines, all of southeast Asia. Why not visit some of them?

Back in America now, my thinking has changed from before I left. I’m wearing travel lenses now.

I’m thinking, Wow, so many amazing countries are just a few hours of flying away: Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Haiti. Why not visit some of them?

Even cities in (and super near) America sound enticing: New York City, Boston, Toronto, Vancouver, Seattle, Philadelphia, New Orleans. Why haven’t I explored them yet, especially when some of my friends from the other side of the world have?

Nothing has changed geographically. The countries and cities are still pretty much all in the same spots. Before I left America, though, I never thought of them as close. I never thought of them as places to hop to. I never thought of them much at all.

But now with my travel lenses on, I think about them. It doesn’t hurt either that they’re mostly Spanish speaking countries.

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