One of the things that I love so much about this planet we live on, is the ability to meet so many different people from all over the globe. There are currently 196 countries around the world, plus dozens of territories and colonies, just waiting to be explored.
There are a number of great ways to meet people from other countries. You could travel to foreign countries, explore their cities and out of the way places, and get to know the people and culture. Another option is go to a large sporting event such as the Olympics. This may be one of the easier options. You’ll be able to meet people from all over the world in one convenient place. The cheapest way would be to explore in your own city or travel to a larger one close to you. Most large cities in the United States have thousands of residents who hail from all over the world.
In cities like New York or Los Angeles, you have entire neighborhoods where large groups of immigrants call home. For example, NY is known for it’s Little Italy and China town plus countless others and Los Angeles has the largest residence of Koreans outside Korea in the neighborhood known as Koreatown. LA is also known for it’s Thai town and Japan town. Both of these cities have millions of residents and a large percentage of those residents are immigrants from many different countries.
Another great way to learn about a specific country’s culture is to head to a grocery store or market that is specialized. You will get a little taste of what people from that particular culture normally eat, plus you will probably run into many customers who actually originally come from another country, that’s not your own. Let’s not forget dining. Exploring a new country’s cuisine can transport you to another place and provide excitement for your taste buds.
I happen to love to travel and eat, so when I can afford it, I try to explore a new place. It’s exciting for me to see a new culture and meet people who have a different background and view from myself. When I’m travelling I have to pack light, so that I can pick up cool little treasures along the way. One of my usual purchases are interesting Hoodies. The plus is that I can wear the new clothing while I’m travelling and once I’ve returned home.
My closet may be filled with way too many different Countries Hoodies, for some people, but I don’t care! Every time I wear a Hoodie from Argentina or Norway or Canada, I’m filled with countless memories of another time and place and that my friends, is priceless.