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What My Trip To Amsterdam Taught Me About Traveling While Black

Originally posted 6/15/2020 Believe it or not, Black people travel. A lot. I’d consider myself well-traveled. As a child, my mother felt it was important to visit different parts of the world. Over the years, I incorporated the concept of world-travel into my life. No matter the destination, I developed strategies to help me explore different countries and all they have to offer. Beyond exploration, traveling strengthens my spiritual connection with the universe. There is nothing like seeing the sun set against a foreign backdrop. In September 2017, during an impromptu trip to London, I made an attempt to travel to Amsterdam for a day trip. Amsterdam has an alluring reputation for openness and adventure, so I figured it’d be...

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