1. Your travels
2. Why travel?
3. Why travel top 10
4. Why should young people travel?
5. Why don't Americans travel?
6. Self-imposed Isolation
7. Long way Round / Long Way Down review
8. A geographer's perspective
Living in Nebraska, I have been to most of the states in the Midwest including, South Dakota, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. The reason I have gone to all these states is because I have family all over. I have family in Alaska that I hope to go one day. Besides visiting family I have visited Illinois and Washington D.C. for school trips. We went to Chicago my senior year for a band trip where we played in Chicago for a contest. My junior year our class had an option to go to D.C., where we fundraised the money through many different programs and mostly paid for the trip through that.
She travels so she sees different things from a different perspective all around the world. Each country she went to the people have a different lifestyle. When she went to India, her friend said they didn’t use trash cans so they just threw all the garbage on the ground. Another time while India she was assaulted and after the suspect was taken in he was immediately beaten for his actions and for him to confess. The ultimate reason why she travels is to “look with new eyes on familiar things.”
I think my parents are part of the self-imposed isolation. They want to travel places but it’s never very far, kinda why I’ve never been far away from Nebraska. Whenever I want to go on a vacation with a couple of friends they always freak out and are scared what will happen because they don’t ever travel themselves. Nebraska has some cool aspects, but there are many places that are far more intriguing in many ways not all really that far away.
In the very start of the series it displayed how many weeks they had until they departed. With limited time trying to learn many things about each of the countries they would be going through would be very difficult. Even what they did learn I’m sure they forgot most of the information. They could have easily used the internet to find specific things that were necessary to travel like the roads. There were so many times they chose a bad road to go on. I think it was on purpose to get views but still wasn’t needed risking possible injuries. If they would have taken the time to find a decent road to ride on it would have helped them later on, they were breaking bikes and themselves doing these terrible stunts.
Submitted by Zach Coarntey on 2-1.