As a resident of Australia with roots in Indonesia, I've often pondered the differing inclinations towards travel between myself and my peers back home. Upon reflection, I've identified three primary factors contributing to this contrast:

Time Constraints:

A lot of Asian countries have demanding work schedules, leaving little time to enjoy leisure pursuits. Employees may feel hesitant about taking extended leaves, which can hamper their travel plans. It gets worse, they are scared of taking off because it might make them look bad.

Financial Considerations + Visa Hard To Get:

Many Asians are restricted by finances, especially compared to Westerners. With modest incomes, often barely enough to cover basic living expenses, it can be hard to get enough money to travel. A visa is even harder to get if your savings are limited and your earnings are unstable.

Limited Knowledge and Education:

As the educational standard in Asian countries differs from that of Western counterparts, disparities in resources and language proficiency can undermine confidence and discourage people from traveling.

Not Many Friends Travel:

The old saying "practice makes perfect" holds a valuable truth: the more you do something, the easier it becomes. And when it comes to travel, it's no different. Think about it: if you're surrounded by friends and neighbors who jet off on adventures regularly, it starts to feel like second nature.

What do you think?

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