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Abroad

“Abroad is the place where we stay up late, follow impulse and find ourselves as wide open as when we are in love. We live without a past or future, for a moment at least, and are ourselves up for grabs and open to interpretation. We even may become mysterious — to others, at first, and sometimes to ourselves — and, as no less a dignitary than Oliver Cromwell once noted, ‘A man never goes so far as when he doesn’t know where he is going.’” – Pico Iyer

I connect to this quote because I think it has a good position on travel. It says that when we are in a foreign country, we cease to be the same people we are at home, and can be interpreted as different individuals. The quote inside the quote from Oliver Cromwell connects to me because it says that humans can never achieve more in life than when they don’t know what they are trying to achieve.