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Mobbed by a Gang of School Children

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Mobbed by a Gang of School Children – or Why I love Traveling

The following sequence of photos and video shows precisely why I love traveling so much.

I was walking through the streets of Sanliurfa just minding my own business, when I came upon a school yard full of playing school children. I thought their little bright blue uniforms made them look like little dots moving around in rapid motion. I laughed.


School children at play, life is good.

Then one of them caught sight of me.

He yelled out, “Where are you from?”

Then all pandemonium broke out.

This is why I love traveling. I love meeting people. I love the attention. I love people calling out to me when I walk down the street.

I love being the nail that sticks out. I love being a square peg in a round hole.

I love it when other people find me just as interesting as I find them.

I love traveling.

Mobbed by a Gang of School Children – or Why I love Traveling

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About the Author:

Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 76 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to Forbes, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3053 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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