Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Why We Travel

Why We Travel by Sam Antonio Photography
Why We Travel, a photo by Sam Antonio Photography on Flickr.
“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again.” - Pico Iyer

I photographed this little girl on my two day cruise on the Mekong River to Luang Prabang, Lao. We stopped along the river to visit an ethnic minority village and this was one of many photographs I took of the photogenic children. It was very hard to see the poverty, living conditions and hardship of the village.

Yes, travel will open our hearts and eyes. It is the greatest cure for ignorance.

Stay tuned for more of my adventures in Southeast Asia.

Happy Travels!

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