The Importance Of Visiting Third-World Countries

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photo by Paul Szewczyk on Unsplash

When it comes down to deciding where to travel to, it’s not always easy to make a choice. Should you travel to the more luxurious hotspots, the classic historic destinations, or should you go to somewhere more modern such as a third world country? There are good reasons to choose any of them, but right now we’re going to specifically focus on why you should definitely travel to a third world country.

It’s Eye-Opening

So many of us live our daily lives without thinking for one second what it’s like for people to live in poorer areas of the world. Third world countries are known for not having the best conditions, which makes it a real eye-opening experience to visit there. It’s one thing to “send prayers” from afar, but a much more concrete sign of solidarity to the locals when they see your face and they recognize that you empathize with them. You can donate money to them, but even if you don’t, just being there means a lot to them.

Everything Is Cheap

From a different perspective, there’s another reason you may want to travel to a third world country: everything is much cheaper there. If you’re trying to experience a lavish vacation in the finest hotels, you can find one for a fraction of the price than you’re used to elsewhere. Whether you want to get a two hour long massage for $10, or stay at a five-star hotel for $40 a night, it’s truly an economical way to travel!