Maya Angelou Travel

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“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.” As Maya Angelou says in this quote, travelling in itself allows people to experience different cultures and possibly understand the ways in which other people live. Vanessa, who is from eastern Nebraska, developed a love for travel at a remarkably young age. She also loves enjoying the outdoors and experiencing the beauty of nature. The locations that she traveled, whether it was to the copious number states she has visited or the countries in Europe she has visited, have influenced the person she is today. When Vanessa was young, her parents started travelling with her and her siblings. It all started when her family travelled to Iowa to attend a family…show more content…
She went to both France and Italy on a ten day group trip that her French teacher organized. This was an action packed trip in which the group was going sightseeing almost the entire time. Some of the major attractions they visited in France include the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Versailles, Nice on the French Rivera, and Monaco. Everything there was so different the buildings were all artistically constructed and looked beautiful. The beach in Nice was extremely different compared to the beaches that she had visited before because it was a rocky beach rather that the sand beaches that she was used to. In Italy, they visited the sights in Pisa, Florence, and Rome. The artwork in all of these cities was prominently intricate, especially the artwork in the Sistine Chapel. The artwork there was so detailed that it almost appeared that the paintings were actually reaching out to you. Additionally, this vacation exposed Vanessa to a variety of new cultures and
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