If you really want to see the world, travel. Just show up. You'll find that the scenes you had painted in your mind -- especially the exotic ones -- won't quite match up with what you see with your own eyes. At the very least it won't be foreign stereotype theme park 24/7.
Then, you have these, which will undo all the hard work ex-pats have done to paint a deeper, more nuanced picture of their people and their culture. It's a huge disservice to perpetuate these images of different places around the world as bond, but you gotta admit, when it comes to the public imagination, they kind of sum it up real nice:
Also see: I Must Go, My People Need Me (11 GIF Remixes)
13 Pics of Flexible People Bending AGAINST THE WILL OF GOD