I saw the picture above on a friend’s Facebook page and it really appealed to me.
I grew up in a very small rural community of farmers in South Africa and did not travel abroad until after I was married and we had children. Unknown to me I was forming mental pictures of national stereotypes that encouraged prejudice.
Since then I have lived in England for many years, spent a year in France, months in Italy and visited about 20 countries for prolonged periods. The result is that I now have a far better understanding of people from different cultures and I have friends all over the world.
In my opinion the best way to get to know people from other cultures is to spend some time living with them. A vacation staying in a hotel catering for tourists is great but no substitute for living with the locals.
But, I hear you object, it costs so much I can’t afford to travel all over the world.
Neither can I but that has not stopped me and hopefully my travelling days are far from over. There are still so many places I want to visit, so many people I want to meet and even places I want to re-visit.
The only way I have been able to afford it is by House Sitting. That means my only expense is getting there and my food. My accommodation is free of charge. What a blessing. It also means I stay in lovely homes rather than a hotel room, I meet real local people, I can visit the home owners local church if I wish and be assured of a good welcome and I have a wonderful time and make new friends.
Why don’t you give it a try?
Christian House Sitters can help you enjoy rent free vacations all over the world. We can also help you find reliable people who will look after your home and pets free of charge while you are away.
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God bless you
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