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Life around the world

Travelling – never a waste of money

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JuliaBlogger2017

Recently I was watching a stand-up comedy sketch by a comedian called Trevor Noah, a mixed-race comedian from South Africa who often discusses important topics such as discrimination and racism. I was extremely impressed with his performance. The part which struck me the most was his advice about travelling. He said, ‘The one thing you will never waste your money on is travelling. It is the antidote to ignorance.’ In my opinion this statement should be everyone’s life motto.

This year I’ve had the opportunity to do a lot of travelling around Europe and it has shown me first hand how much you can learn and develop by visiting different places. It is so wonderful to be able to go to a different country, listen to the different languages, try local food and experience the different culture. It’s never good to live in a bubble, and travelling allows you to step out of your comfort zone.

I’ve personally noticed how different I am since I started exploring more. Travelling has made me so much more confident and independent. It involves being able to find good train or plane tickets, getting yourself to the airport, not to mention trying to find your way around a brand new city. Whilst it can be scary at first, after a few trips you realise that Google Maps is your best friend and it really isn’t that difficult to figure out public transport. Travelling also helps you develop your organisation skills! It is essential to figure out how to get to different tourist attractions and plan your time wisely. However, it is also nice to be spontaneous and learn to relax. On top of that, hostels (which are the best and cheapest accommodation) are a great way to meet new people from all around the world. It is fantastic when young people from different parts of the world come together; I’ve met so many strange and wonderful people this way.

So my advice: try and travel as much as possible, because the experiences you will gain from travelling can’t be taught at school and they will change your life.

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What do you think the best part of travelling is? What countries are you looking forward to visiting?

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touyen 30 June, 2020 - 01:52

I like the most travelling because i love discovering different places with beautiful things anywhere i go. Beside, thanks to travelling, i can learn many great things about cultures, tradition of customs, and making new friends with local people who are friendly and kind. i am very excited when i go travelling with my friend or family

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thuchien 24 June, 2020 - 05:17

For me, the best part of traveling is exploring places. Because I want to understand the culture, experience lifestyle and enjoy the beauty of the place. This helps in admiring the scenery of the place and the people living there. I'm looking forward to visiting to Japan. Japan is my favorite place that I want to go when I was a kid. If I have chance, I'll go there to explore scenery, food and festivals

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Quoc_An 23 June, 2020 - 05:04

The article made me really feel that travel was worth it.. The best part of traveling is learning other countries, their language, and culture. The most exciting one for me is their local food. Trying local foods is the must item of traveling. I don’t like to spend my money on a hotel . I always choose a hostel where I can get many good friends. I take almost 6 months to prepare for a trip. That’s why I can get a cheap air ticket. These days, I’m preparing for my upcoming trip to China in March. I can’t wait anymore. I’m dying to go there

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Trinh123 20 June, 2020 - 14:49

I think the best part of travelling is enjoying the local specialties. Because each place has different dishes and flavors. The specialties of each region are associated with the culture of that place. Through the dishes, I can understand more about that countries. I am looking forward to travelling to Korea and China because I like the culture of the two countries,and I want to have a taste of the specialties of those two places.

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thaoyen258 15 June, 2020 - 17:19

I think the best part of travelling is staying together with all my best friends. Travelling is a chance to refresh after all our pressures during hard-study term, and staying with all my besties to listen and share our feeling will helps us not only understanding each others more deeply but also maintains our relationship. I feel comfortable and extremely excited when I'm with them. Me and my friend are preparing for upcoming Thai Lan trip. It was our first trip abroad and we had been planning them for a long time. I can't wait anymore

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empty 23 July, 2019 - 08:54

Exciting ! I'm a big fan of traveling. I believe that the best part of travelling is trying the local food .I don't like to spend my money on hotel and I like to go on a camp . I'm looking forward to August because I'm going on a trip . I don't know where is it going to be so far . But I'm so excited .

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ShadowHunter 2 April, 2018 - 04:16

I love traveling. I thing the best part is discovering new cultures, languages,traditions and people.
I' m going bak to Ireland this year and I want to visit Italy and Fiji.

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SLMT 6 February, 2018 - 18:17

Exciting.This topic makes my heart beat faster.I’m the super fan of traveling.The best part of traveling is learning other countries,their language and culture.Most exciting one for me is their local food .Trying local foods is the must item of traveling.I don’t like to spend my money on hotel .I always choose hostel where I can get many good friends.I take almost 6 months to prepare a trip.That’s why I can get a cheap air ticket :) These days,I’m preparing for my upcoming trip to Thailand in March.I can’t wait anymore.I’m dying to go there .

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