“The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.”
You have heard of the Great Wall of China. You have seen pictures of Machu Picchu. You have been told stories of Angkor Wat. But the reality is, you haven’t been there. And because you have constructed an idea in your head of what these places may be like, the truth is, you have no idea. Until you climb the Great Wall of China, until you stand atop Machu Picchu in the misty clouds, and until you feel Angkor Wat’s stones underneath your feet, you will just be left with how things may be. You have to go there, and see it to believe it.