Travel Tuesdays: Wisdom from Maya Angelou

Today, some food for thought:

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.”  ~Maya Angelou

Is Ms. Angelou correct? I'd like to think travel (as opposed to tourism) can prevent bigotry. Getting to know the locals wherever you travel must make a difference, right? What do you think? Am I'm too optimistic. 

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