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The art of Travel by Canyx The art of Travel by Canyx
Kruger National Park, South Africa
Sunset

The sunsets in South Africa are FIERY. And yes, they do look different in different parts of the world. For example, in Madagascar I found them to be more pastel feeling.

You may or may not have noticed my constant journal entries throughout the years about how I'll be out of the country for extended periods of time. I did travel a lot. South Africa was my last big trip for a while, but that's only because I've been traveling as a student and the financial aid/scholarship that my school offers really helped with that.

I think traveling/studying abroad is one of the most important things any person can do. You not only learn more about yourself, but you also learn to know and respect a different culture and lifestyles that are radically different than what you're used to. For people who truly want to make a difference in the world (me. in the future. I hope), this is an invaluable experience.

Money and time are always the limiting factors. But it doesn't always have to be this way. Several options for those who aren't afraid of adventure:

-Many travelers I've met have found jobs in other countries and worked a few months to fund their travels around that area.

-Woofing. Or other forms of exchanging labor for room and board (mostly in hostels).

-Google volunteer opportunities/jobs in various countries. Check the legitimacy of programs you come across... But some programs allow you to interact directly with communities (orphanages, schools, wildlife refuges etc) while providing room and meals. Give back to the community and learn at the same time.

-Apply for internships and/or scholarships. Money exists out there for those who are willing to put the effort into getting it.

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The world is so big.
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Facio-Taliter Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful and thats it ^^
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KatiusNehebsis Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
This picture is really good, but I absolutely love the words you've written =^___^=
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Canyx Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
Thank you, it means a lot to me : )
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KatiusNehebsis Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
You're welcome =^__^=
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Kagerow-Retales Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Great Photo! and Amazing Angle!
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