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Natalie Nourigat makes a good case for global travel

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If you’ve ever wanted to travel abroad but were afraid something bad might happen, A Boy & A Girl artist Natalie Nourigat makes the case for just going for it in her webcomic Home Is Where The Internet Is.

Over the past year Nourigat has shared both comic strips and blog posts about her travels through Europe, but this latest strip stands out as less of a travelogue and more of a motivational speech.

“For most of my life, my everyday choices were based on the assumption that I could not trust other people,” she wrote. “I thought it was my job to foresee and prevent all harms from befalling me.” As she got older, though, she said she accepted two simple facts: everybody dies, and “I would like to live a little first.”

It’s a great strip, and if you’ve ever thought twice about international travel, it might make you think a third time.

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Heh, funny. Very nice. :D Now I don’t want to “rain on your parade” but visiting a foreign country does increase the chances of something bad happening in the same way that going out increases the chances of your getting hit by a car. How much depends on your choice of destination and on your level of ignorance, stupidity and luck.

“As she got older, though, she said she accepted two simple facts: everybody dies, and “I would like to live a little first. ”

That sounds nice but with death all your earthly problems will be over. The thing is there are quite a few bad things that can happen before dying ranging from simply annoying to fucking horrible and everything in between. I know from personal experience traveling can leave you with beautiful memories and not-so-beautiful traumas. Enjoy your travels.

Lovely comic. But it takes a certain type (or quirk) of personality to feel destined to travel throughout Europe with little planning but a web connection. A lot of people love that kind of backpacking adventure… Me? I hope never to step foot in an airport ever again.

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