Architecture is interesting, different terrain can be fascinating, etc. (I built a second home in CO just for the views) but I was asking about the people
. My GF walked all the Camino trail routes in Spain and Portugal (several thousand km) but she didn't learn any real distinguishing charastics about the people
. I spent a year in S.E. Asia but same story on people (except for that subjunctive defisit).
That's why I asked about the people
Having asked many about this, I've concluded that unless you want to go for the sights (not a bad reason) or weather, there is no reason to travel to different countries.
People make a lot of noise about 'culture' which momo mentioned but I've come to regard culture as a very peripheral thing, it does not tell you **** about the person underneath, that's why I could care less about it.
Bottom line (IMO) people are the same everywhere in the world.