You get into some crazy situations when you travel. The food you eat, the people you meet and the things you see. Yet on later reflection, those are the same things that build character and allow you to evolve as a person. Derek Sivers described this well in his blog post: Push, push, push. Expanding your comfort zone.
Sivers delivers a rapid-fire blast of outrageous experiences: from diplomacy in Mongolia to being 40 feet underwater with an overzealous diving instructor. These are the kinds of war stories that travelers love to collect and share with each other.
In what ways has going abroad pushed you out of your comfort zone? Please share your stories in the comments.