Have you seen the new iPhone commercial, based on a Maya Angelou poem? I just love it. It is absolutely stunning. It really reflects the beauty of international travel and how traveling and meeting people in other parts of the world helps to break down all kinds of prejudices, stereotypes and perceived barriers.

It reminds me of a quote from Andrew Solomon’s book, Far & Away – Reporting from the Brink of Change: Seven Continents, Twenty-Five Countries.

“You cannot understand the otherness of places you have not encountered. If all young adults were required to spend two weeks in a foreign country, two-thirds of the world’s diplomatic problems could be solved.”

Indeed.

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