"I consider myself a “traveller”. As many other people I love to travel, meet new cultures and people. And like many other people I enjoy the different food, art and language. But when I am telling you that I am a traveller, I also mean it in a kind of metaphoric way. I have a more intimate experience of my travels. Besides the physical travelling, something else also happens mentally. I call it learning and understanding. You would probably say that this is something that belongs to school and education. But to be honest, I think that the best learning you can get, is by experience. All the books in school tell us the same thing, and it is our obligation to accept it. And it is not quite often that we are being asked of our own point of view- or we are, it just happens to be the same as everybody else's. Because everyday we are being cultured. Cultured in one place with same traditions, same attitudes. We accept those beliefs without taking them into consideration. We become ethnocentric. We believe that what we do and what we believe in, is the only alternative. And unconsciously, we do as others want us to do. Eventually you end up almost like everybody else. And I am not saying that this is supposed to be a bad thing, it is just a thing that bores me. Of that reason comes my need to travel.
And of travel I have learnt to bring out my own understandings into being."