Travel is not reward for working, it’s education for living

Published on 10 February 2021 at 11:00

Travel the world and learn things you will never learn in school. Why waiting to travel till you have saved enough money for a short vacation, which you need to come back from to your ordinary life, if you can go abroad to work and live at the place that makes you feel alive the most, so you can enjoy the beauty of the country as long as you want? If you could choose between a life you need a break from once in a while or a life that feels like vacation by itself, which one would you choose?


Well I know what my choice would be. I already did actually and I've never regret it for one second. It was one of the best choices I've made in my life.


I’ve been on several vacations. I did enjoy them a lot, but it’s not the same as working abroad for a longer time. How luxurious those hotels have may been, I enjoyed it way more to go abroad with a little amount of money and to find a job so I could stay at that place.


I was young at the moment. I went on vacation and I didn't want to leave anymore. But I had to, because I was running out of money. I felt sad that I had to leave and suddenly somebody arranged a job for me at one of the bars I used to go.  

Even though there is a lot of information on google about everything you can think of, it are the locals who knows the best about the restaurants with the most delicious food, breathtaking places and the hidden spots of their country. Staying there for a longer time allowed me to create a deep bond with some of the locals, who showed me the real beauty of the country. I've never experienced that anymore when I just took a vacation. It's to short to create such a real connection like I did when was living and working abroad. 


I’ve met so many people and I’ve made so many friends. Friends with whom I'm still speaking with after all those years. Because of that I’ve learned a lot about the life of the locals and the country. It’s so beautiful to see how people in other countries live. You would be surprised about how different things can be, it’s a real eye-opener to see the way of life from people with a whole different back ground.

Not only the locals had expand my vision. But also the other travelers which told me their amazing stories of all the countries they've been. 

Some just take a flight to a beautiful destination, without being secure of a job and accommodation. They go look for it at the moment they arrive. When they feel it's time for a new adventure, they take a flight to another city and start over again.


So many stories, so many people with different mindsets and visions, hearing about it is like unfolding a treasure. They gave me so much inspiration about the many ways to live your life. 

Even though I wouldn't choose for the same lifestyle by just hopping from country to country, without building up something for my future, I definitely have learned how beautiful life can be if you follow your heart and trust that everything will turn out to be fine if you believe in yourself. 


Working and living abroad is the best way to see the beauty of the world. It’s a life changing experience that you will carry with you where ever you go.


- Anna

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