A solo journey through Europe and Kenya while he became a young person became “memorable” and “unique,” Obama stated on the World Travel & Tourism Council’s Global Summit 2019. It taught him a lot about himself.
I was already in my mid-20s. I had graduated from university, I had already worked,” Obama told Hilton CEO and WTTC chairman Christopher Nassetta. But “I’ve in no way traveled to Europe before. That experience became memorable as it became part of my self-discovery,” he said. I did now not have any money,” Obama said. “I changed into journeying alone. I turned into those ‘pensiones’ [hostels] in Europe and bought baguettes and cheese.
I don’t forget taking the bus from Madrid to Barcelona overnight every day and a few wines occasionally. My Spanish wasn’t excellent. I befriended this fellow traveler on the bus who should communicate in English. I shared some bread with him, and he shared a few wines with me. When we arrived in Barcelona, it became daybreak, and I took into account on foot closer to Las Ramblas. The solar system developed.