Saturday, November 8, 2014

Beyond Borders: From the UAE to the Philippines

“If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.”

  Anthony Bourdain


MBC1 had featured a documentary entitled Beyond Borders last year. It was about 6 young Emiratis who went to Philippines and stayed there for 2 weeks. And finally I got a chance to watch it (see links provided below).

It is like "from richest to rags" and it's not only about the cultural difference or the "desert vs island living" but it's living and surviving completely different from the comfortable life they're so used to. It's like rich kids experiencing poverty first-hand.

Links:
Beyond Borders - part 1
Beyond Borders - part 2