Travelling … What for



Every year lots of people all over the world spend their holidays travelling.

People travel the globe to see other countries and continents, modern cities and the ruins of ancient towns.

Travelling has always been a part of people’s education. The best way to study geography is to travel and the best way to get to know and understand the traditions and customs of different people is to speak to them. Besides, travelling is a good way to practise foreign languages.

It goes without saying that it’s always interesting to discover new places and new ways of life, to try foreign food and to listen to unusual music. It’s much better than sitting at home and doing nothing.

Those people who live in the country prefer to go to a big city and spend their time visiting museums and art galleries, shopping and dining at exotic restaurants.

City-dwellers usually like a quiet holiday by the sea or in the mountains, with nothing to do but walk and bathe and laze in the sun.

Some people are against travelling. They say that tourists have no respect for the countries they visit. A lot of tourist places are polluted and many of historical monuments are in danger of being destroyed. Besides, today travelling is rather expensive. That’s why some people prefer to spend their holidays in the country or at home in front of TV.

As for me, I spend my holidays in different camps where there are lots of various activities. I also enjoy hiking. It doesn’t cost much and it is a really good way of getting away from the crowds. This sort of holiday teaches me how to survive.

What is more, it gives me an opportunity to visit remote places and to enjoy nature.

In conclusion, I want to say that travelling broadens the mind. But travel is more than sightseeing. It is a change, deep and permanent, that goes on in our ideas.