We travel because we don't want to be caught in all the prejudices and bad news about the rest of the world. People are not like their "governments". They are welcoming, warm-hearted and helpful. They come around the corner even in the remotest areas, willing to help you out of a bad situation or just to see what you're doing. We travel to learn more about the different cultures and cuisines. All of them are fascinating and offer positive experiences to open up your horizon. Some of the most important things we should learn in the western world are hospitality and helpfulness. Would you offer a total stranger the keys to your house, just after talking to them for half an hour? Some of these people do! We don't want to escape from our western world. We also like our life at home, but we want to make it richer. There are so many ways of life. That actually not only applies to the locals, but also to all the other travelers - singles, friends, couples and families. Everyone should be and stay open minded about other ways of life. Life is what you make it!
Would you offer a total stranger the keys to your house, just after talking to them for half an hour? Some of these people do!