Does anyone understand this old Yiddish proverb better than a traveler? How many times has a 4 hour bus ride turned into an all day trip? Or “I’ll meet you in an hour” became “I’ll try and catch up with you tomorrow”?
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime. – Mark Twain