The National Digest

Off the Cuff: Travel Does Not Make You Tolerant

People travel to other countries when they have not seen what their own country offers

Travel is so over-rated, but there are people who still believe the experience opens your eyes to other cultures and you return home stress-free and a better human being.

I find it odd that people need to travel to see the sights of other countries, when they have not yet seen what their own country offers.

My wife and I, for instance, have never visited Hampi, a Unesco World Heritage treasure, right in our backyard in the South Indian state of Karnataka, or the Summer Palace of Tippu Sultan, Ruler of Mysore, that is supposed to be an example of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture.

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