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.

There is no doubt that we all like to travel from time to time. In my opinion, it is far better to travel abroad than within my country. I feel this way for various reasons, which I will expand on in the subsequent paragraphs. To begin with, traveling outside your country makes you experience different cultures and see new things. Every country has its unique traditions. I believe that seeing new things is very fun, and can help you understand and respect other people's beliefs. My personal experience, I must say, has had a significant impact on my viewpoint on this matter. A year ago in my Junior year of college, my friends and I went to Egypt. Their culture and traditions really surprised me. It is very normal there to stay awake till past midnight, and even the streets are very crowded late at night. Also, most cafes are open all day. This really made me happy, as we had so much fun and we experienced something utterly new to us. on top of that, their history is impressive. For example, the pyramids and the temples they have made me very interested in Egyptian history, and as soon as I got back home I started reading a lot about it. Secondly, being abroad helps you meet new friends. My experience is a compelling example of this. On the same trip to Egypt, I met my friend Ahmed. We used to hang out all the time when I was there, and he showed me many different places and told me many all the stories related to them that I would have never known if I was on my own. I thought that this friendship would end as soon as I got back home, but to my surprise after two years we still talk to this day consistently, and we became very close friends and share so many memories together. In light of the reasons mentioned, I strongly believe that traveling out your country is much more fun than traveling in your own. This is because you get to see different cultures and traditions than your own, and meet new people.
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