Do you agree of disagree with the following statements? which you would prefer to travel outside or within country. Use specific reasons and examples in your answer.

No one can deny that there are both positive and negative aspects of traveling outside the country. If I were forced to choose, I would definitely travel abroad. It is my firm belief that it is an amazing experience for a number of reasons, and I will develop these ideas in the subsequent paragraphs. To begin with, you get to know a different culture. As an example, when you travel to a different country the first thing that you notice is that they do not talk like you, even if they speak the same language. That is only the tip of the iceberg. Typically, another thing that we notice is how they treat you, which can be extremely respectful in some countries, or in others, they treat you like you are an old friend. I have to admit that my opinion on this matter has been profoundly influenced by my own personal background. You see I am from Peru and last year I traveled to Mexico and I was able to visit different parts of that marvelous country. Even though both countries speak Spanish, we speak differently, even when we compare across regions. People that I got to meet were extremely friendly, I felt like talking to friends everywhere. As a result, I fell in love with Mexican culture. For this reason, I believe that experiencing a different culture is an amazing experience. Secondly, even the common things are extraordinary for one. Things such as the weather, which is something that locals sense every day, might seem extraordinary to foreigners. Another example of this is the typical food, such as the one that you might find in a market. Drawing from my own knowledge, when I was in Mexico, the weather was unbelievable. Raindrops hurt, I have never experienced something like that. Moreover, the food in the different markets was always spicy, even when asked not to have spicy food. It seems that most people there are not able to recognize this taste. It is certainly clear to see why I am amazed by these everyday things. To summarize, traveling to other places offers different extraordinary experiences. Therefore, it is clear that the idea of visiting different places is what I support.
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