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  1. Marion Blanchfield
    September 10, 2017 @ 12:01 pm

    Love your story Alexi and it sounds very familiar, my only regret was that I didn’t start sooner I love following your travels so keep going and enjoy.

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    • Travel Lexx
      October 18, 2017 @ 5:57 pm

      Thanks Marion – it genuinely is never too late as long as you make the most of the time you have available! It was great meeting you in Europe – hope you have many more awesome trips coming up!

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  2. Jenn
    September 10, 2017 @ 3:17 pm

    This is a great post, and so true! I can relate to a lot of what you said here although you have traveled much more extensively then we have (yet). Travel is one of the best educations a person can receive!

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  3. Angie (FeetDoTravel)
    September 10, 2017 @ 11:45 pm

    What a fabulous read and I agree with all of it! Travelling is the best education and we learn so much without knowing it, we learn about ourselves, culture, people, geography .. the list rally does go on! And I would definitely pick you for my pub quiz team!! (Incidentally, when David visited us in Gili Air, Saturday was quiz night so we took part.. there was a round on Geography! We won the quiz )

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  4. tracy collins
    September 29, 2017 @ 10:20 am

    Great post! I don’t know if you got a chance to read my post I shared last week about how travelling in my 20’s changed my life? travel is the best thing I have done with my life (except having my daughter) and continues to shape who I am. I have become lazy though and I need to up my very poor fitness level as it is really important if you want to get the most out of travels. Great that you love the physical challenge too – lots of fab adventures!

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    • Travel Lexx
      October 18, 2017 @ 5:52 pm

      Thanks Tracy – yes I did see it and it was pretty inspirational. Stories like that are reason why I love travel and how it affects people! Yeah challenging myself on my travels is my favourite, as you know!

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  5. Jenn | By Land and Sea
    September 29, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

    You make so many good points on the way travel can change you. It truly is a form of education you can’t get in the classroom!

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    • Travel Lexx
      October 18, 2017 @ 5:48 pm

      Thanks Jenn – travel is my university!

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  6. Angie (FeetDoTravel)
    September 30, 2017 @ 2:11 am

    Isn’t travelling just amazing! It really does change you in ways you can’t even imagine, it’s the best form of education (especially geography which I know you love, I need you in my pub quiz team!). I love learning about different cultures, tasting different food, meeting locals and experimenting with the language haha, it’s just fabulous to get out and see what the world has to offer! Great post, love this! #feetdotravel

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    • Travel Lexx
      October 18, 2017 @ 5:50 pm

      Angie, thank you! There are times when even I lose that passion a little bit, even right before a trip – but as soon as I am at the airport I get excited like a kid at Christmas. And then it’s all the things you mention that make every trip so memorable and amazing!

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  7. Tim Gascoigne
    September 30, 2017 @ 2:46 pm

    I would agree and cannot even imagine the person I would be without travel. It’s interesting to look back sometimes and realise how much you have changed. Great post – thanks for taking the time to put those thoughts down.

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    • Travel Lexx
      October 18, 2017 @ 5:47 pm

      Thanks Tim – I think we should do all do this once in a while and see how far we’ve come thanks to travel!

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  8. Michael - The Boys Abroad
    October 3, 2017 @ 7:50 pm

    You’ve managed to articulate everything I love about travel so well. Whenever I say that travel has changed my life and people ask me to explain I awkwardly end up mumbling something about how I just think it has and I’m a better person. Maybe next time I’ll just redirect them to this!?

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    • Travel Lexx
      October 18, 2017 @ 5:47 pm

      Thanks for the kind words – it’s something I needed to put down not just as a blog post but as a reminder to myself why travel is important in so many ways to me. Very happy to inspire others you send my way!

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  9. Shona
    October 4, 2017 @ 4:51 am

    Monday nights at 8pm at the Eloquent Elephant, Dubai, there’s a seat with your name on it! In all seriousness, the ways travel has changed your life are similar to mine. Confidence, curiosity, challenges and tolerance, travel makes us better people, more informed, more aware somehow. Thanks for a great reminder to appreciate it. Cheers!

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    • Travel Lexx
      October 18, 2017 @ 5:45 pm

      Thanks Shona. Sometimes we all need to just pause and take a few moments to remember why we travel and how incredible an opportunity it really is!

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  10. Carmen Baguio
    October 5, 2017 @ 11:38 pm

    This is such an inspirational post! Travel has made me more independent and flexible. I tend to be a control freak that that gets blasted every time I start a road trip!

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    • Travel Lexx
      October 18, 2017 @ 5:43 pm

      Haha yeah I like to have an element of control on my trips but also happy to be spontaneous sometimes – I was in Chicago last week and it turned into an incredible trip because I did a bunch things I wasn’t expecting to do!

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  11. Rob+Ann @TravelLatte(.net)
    October 6, 2017 @ 6:29 am

    Great post, Lexx. I really hadn’t stopped to think about how travel has changed me in some of the same ways. I think this is also very inspirational for everyone searching for the best version of themselves. Ann and I often comment that we are at our best when we’re traveling, and – without really realizing it – it’s all of these character building elements of travel. Well done!
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    • Travel Lexx
      October 18, 2017 @ 5:41 pm

      Thanks guys – it’s something that you definitely discover about yourself and start noticing the more you travel! I definitely am the best version of me when I am away from home!

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  12. James
    October 6, 2017 @ 8:42 am

    You mentioned you are 32 and still have the energy to travel. I have some good news for you, I’m 38 and still have the energy so you are guaranteed at least another 6 years!! As a fellow traveler I agree with all the points you made, keep traveling!
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    • Travel Lexx
      October 18, 2017 @ 5:39 pm

      Ha, I definitely will continue pushing myself on my travels – like how I cycled 36 miles last week in Chicago.

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  13. Garth
    October 6, 2017 @ 10:02 am

    Loved reading this Alexei. Like many others who love travelling, i bet they can relate to your story and how you feel. Travelling has certainly made us more adventurous, that’s for sure, I think I was always too cautious before, but now I love embracing new things. Same goes with food, love trying new dishes, Phil always says, ‘what’s the worst that can happen? maybe a poorly tummy’ 🙂 and I agree about friendships you make, we met and made some lovely friends in Vietnam last year, we’re always chatting to each other on WhatsApp and planning a meet up soon. Travel is such a rewarding experience in life and a journey that never ends..
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  14. Sandy N Vyjay
    October 16, 2017 @ 7:41 am

    Travel indeed slowly and subtly works a transformation on you and you are changed from within. Old prejudices and mores slowly disappear to be replaced by a new forward-looking and positive outlook and a zest for life. That is what travel does.

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    • Travel Lexx
      October 18, 2017 @ 5:25 pm

      It’s a pretty powerful thing!

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  15. Agness of Fit Travelling
    October 18, 2017 @ 4:59 pm

    Travelling is a great and unique teacher, Lexx! It definitely changes our life and us as persons. Which trip was life-changing for you?

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    • Travel Lexx
      October 18, 2017 @ 5:23 pm

      I would have to say the two years or so I spent in Australia – changed my perspective on a lot of things and helped me catch the travel bug!

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