|Rick Steves at Westminster Presbyterian Church|
|Statuary outside of|
Did you know that about 1/3 of the world uses knives, forks and spoons for eating, 1/3 chopsticks and 1/3 use their God given tools... fingers! Asian cooking is done in such a thoughtful way so that the one eating a meal need not go to the added effort of using a knife to cut up their food.
Travel that is off the beaten path and engages one with the local people is a fantastic way to reduce ethnocentric and often misguided perceptions of our global neighbors.
Given the great costs of travel, both financial and on our carbon footprints, I would suggest we can also learn a great deal from the refugees and immigrants that have come to settle in the United States. Sadly many are never invited in to the homes of American neighbors and would love to both learn more about this culture and to share something of their own.