“To travel is to take a journey into yourself”. Danny Kaye
World cultures are a people-oriented study. Travelling provides interesting information about diverse cultures, history, historical places, arts, fashion, style, food, languages, social behavior, norms and traditions etc. One learns a lot from travelling. It offers us a vast and interesting experience and increases the horizons of our knowledge about different cultures.
Travel and remove ambiguities!
“Experience, travel — These are an education in themselves”. Euripides
Some cultures are so rich but at the same time complicated to understand. When people of different cultures have different life styles, social behavior, attitudes and even language it provides one the opportunity to learn more.
“Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit”. Jawaharlal Nehru.
Traveling to different countries broadens the horizons of our knowledge, feelings and even our perspectives.
We usually believe that some cultures would be really difficult to understand but such apprehensions can be absolutely wrong. Every culture is uniquely exquisite in its own way. Chinese culture is seen as the most different and amazing one.
It does amaze one that how people having same biological functions, same number of chromosomes can be so different in their lifestyles, thoughts, etc.
Chinese culture is a very rich culture with some distinctive features. It has a very large population. Studying about its history gives us a chance to peep into their rich traditions and art. They have several ethnic group and the largest is the Hans Chinese. They also have Tibetans, the Mongols, Manchu, Nazi, He Zhen. It really surprises us how geographical distances produce different social behavior, lifestyle, languages etc.
Their food has its own taste and aroma. Their most spicy dish, Szechuan, made with lots of sesame paste and peanuts and ginger seems quite peculiar in a beautiful way. Arts and crafts of the Chinese are a reflection of their spiritual history.
“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection”. Lawrence Durrell
We sometimes believe that there will be some areas which might alienate us due to being very different from our own culture but they are actually what excite you the most. African culture is a captivating culture. African culture has lots of tribes and they each have a very unique way of living.
The entire continent of Africa speaks more than hundred languages. Some of the interesting traditions of this culture is the ‘bull jumping ritual’ in Ethiopia, where young boys must climb on the back of running bulls.
Another ritual where the number of cows are associated with wealth. This happened in the Pokot tribe in Kenya. More cows mean a man can marry more women. Also the ritual Maasai people of living with wild animals and treating them as one of their clan members in Kenya and Tanzania is fascinating ritual.
Studying different cultures provides us a chance to know what is happening and how people are living in various parts of the world. Africa is a beautiful place to visit. It has peculiar serenity panoramic views.
FRANCE- KNOWN AS THE MOST ROMANTIC COUNTRY.
French culture is the most absorbing and a spellbinding experience for anyone who visits there. It is a country full of classic arts, music, etc. This city has always been shown with lights and glamour.
I read a very funny fact that French toast was not a French dish; it was made by Joseph French, in fact. This was a very interesting piece of information.
It would be interesting to know that in the French history, King Louis XIX was the king of France for just twenty minutes.
Traveling to various countries and enriching oneself with valuable knowledge is a true blessing. It removes our suspicions about people living in other parts of the world. This builds gap between cultures and any notions that people hold about other cultures. Meeting people from other part of the world can be as intriguing and thrilling as the beauty of that place.
America is known for most amusing and entertaining cultural events. A truly fun-filled one is the food and wine festival in Florida. The surreal view of the warm beach and soothing ambiance complements the delicious foods and astonishing flavors of a range of wine. People and children all cheer and are entertained with various types of foods and drink.
Visiting Florida during this festival can be one of the best experiences of one’s life. There are at least forty different food and drink items. It can be the most refreshing experience for any one.
Traveling offers one to gain practical knowledge about places. It is a fun way to explore cultures. Adventurous and thrilling experiences are always cherished in our memories. The risk, excitement, amusement, fun are all what come with travelling. As it is rightly said, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page”.