Which one is American?
Thus far most of the content here on TourAbsurd has been silly travel stories, funny pictures, and little inspiring quotey tidbits. This is to entertain you, gentle reader, and to keep my friends and family updated as I skip about the globe (that was very nearly "glob" — good thing I caught it!). I must confess that one of the other missions of the blog is to help you see the world as a more friendly place. And it really is.
Through my travel experiences, as well as being a member of Couchsurfing.org, I have come to see more and more of the good in people. For all of the "strangers" I have invited into my house, the vast majority have been delightful, upbeat people who are out to improve themselves and the world. Likewise, the majority of the folks I have met while traveling have also been cheerful, helpful people who are simply living their lives in the best way they know how.
By posting pictures and stories of the things I have experienced overseas, I really want to contribute to peoples' relationship to the rest of the citizens of the world. If you see that all the head-shaking silliness of marketing is a global phenomenon rather than a national one, for example, you just may chuckle and begin to realize that we are all in this together. "This" being life.
So every once in a while, I'm going to post links and articles that illustrate this idea. The one I came across today, in fact the one that finally nudged me to make this post, is from a blog called Wandering Earl.
The post is called, "A US Citizen In The ‘Axis Of Evil’," and it opens with this:
After the phrase “Welcome to Syria”, the second most common phrase that I’ve heard from Syrians is, surprisingly…
“I love America.”
The article is short and sweet, won't take you long to read. Please check it out. And remember that people all over the globe (glob, even) are humans just like you.