Dana Lazzaro, Switzerland
Travelling is a way to see new places, learn new things and different cultures. It is a way to see different points of view and to grow up as a person. Every trip changes you a little bit, and when you come back home you’re a different person in some way.
Lately, I had the chance to go to lots of places with my family, because they like travelling as much as I do. Last summer we went to Florida for two weeks and we travelled around Florida so that we could see all the different cities. We saw “small” cities, like Fort Myers and Daytona, and also big cities, like Orlando and Miami. I could see the differences between those cities, the small neighborhoods with a lot of lovely houses in Fort Myers and the big ones in Miami with a lot of mansions, the small and empty beaches and the crowded ones.
I liked everything about this trip, I had the chance to see a lot and to see how real life is in the USA. I live in Switzerland and I always watch American movies or tv series, and I’ve always dreamt about going there. So this trip was a kind of dream that became true.
This year I also went to London and Amsterdam for a few days.
I had the chance to see a lot of history and museums and they were really interesting but it was also interesting to see some characteristics of the countries.
For example, did you know that in Britain all the people always stay in line on the escalators on the right side? Because in this way the people that are in a hurry can go on the left side. I was really impressed about that! I’ve also been to Italy and to the seaside of Greece , but that’s more of a relaxing holiday than a real trip.
I would really like to go far away like in Asia or Africa to see some real different cultures.
Another way to see new places and new cultures is going abroad to learn a language.
You can learn a new language and you can actually live like a native of the place. You can change your life style for a period and I think that this is really a great experience!
I study a lot of languages at school, and I like to travel in the summer and improve my additional languages. I’ve already been to Germany a couple of times to study German and I really liked that experience. So this summer I’m in Santa Barbara for a month to improve my English.
I think that this has been a really great experience, an experience that I will remember forever!
You live for a month away from your home and you are away from your everyday problems. You live a different life and you learn new things. When you come back home you will be an improved person, and maybe you will see things in a transformed way.
In conclusion, travelling is a way to change your personality and it is an experience that you won’t live again, and you will always have it in your heart, because it’s going to become a part of you. This experience is going to become something that you’ll never forget.