Waking up with bad news all over the internet has become our daily bread. People all around us are full of negative thoughts and fear. I understand this feeling and it is a hard one to shake. We cannot help but no longer feel safe on our planet. This morning, I was digging through the recent stories: Baghdad, Medina, even Brexit. Surfing through the pages, I felt like there was no safe place in the world. But the good thing about my brain is that it never fails me in negative times. It always finds a way to disconnect me from awful news and make me look at the positive aspect of our planet. I know this is hard but you can do it. So I clicked on the travel section of the BBC website – travel being the only thing to cheer me up during those moments – and found this article called “50 Reasons to #LoveTheWorld“. This was it. I was on the verge of losing hope but going through this, I found there are so many reasons to love our world! You can read the full article here.

Here are my favorite quotes that writers, chefs, musicians, and photographers gave to explain why they madly #LoveTheWorld.

Because I finally climbed to the top of Florence’s iconic Duomo, and was rewarded with a view virtually unchanged since Michelangelo’s day.

– Eric Weiner, BBC Travel contributor

Because while I was travelling in the Sierra Nevada mountains in Colombia, the family of this extraordinary Kogi girl made me local lemonade and welcomed me into their world.

– Simon Reeve, BBC TV host

Because sometimes even extraordinary buildings like the Taj Mahal are humbled by the simple beauty of everyday life.

– Gavin Haines, BBC Travel contributor

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