If you take a look at the website's left sidebar, you'll see a new page, entitled "Nationalities I've Met." I've been keeping track of how many different nationalities I have come across during my travels. Every time I meet a person from a new country, his/her country will be added to the flag gallery. So far, I have met at least one person from:
Cambodia, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand (obviously!), The United Kingdom, and The United States.
This was just during my first two weeks abroad. I hope to meet many many more.
Travel brings you in contact with a lot of people you would not have otherwise met. It exposes one to brand new cultures, languages, and ideals. By keeping track of the nationalities I meet, I hope to reveal just how many differences and similarities we all have, and affirm that the world is just one big, colorful melting pot.
My name is Yonah Paley. I quit my job in the United States to travel. I also write music and do photography. As I backpack across the world, I share stories, philosophy, and travel tips.