I haven't been writing in a while and the truth is that I just forget sometimes that this blog exists.
But now i'm back with a blogpost and i'm gonna tell you guys why I love to travel.
These are all just my opinions because of course everyone has their own reasons to travel. For example my biggest reason for travelling has been Shawn Mendes since i've only travelled with plane to his concerts. To someone the reason is to go on a vacation to some warm country.
But there's so much other reasons why I like to travel to other countries and I want to share the reasons with you guys so i'm going to tell you 10 reasons why I love to do it.
1st reason: You learn a lot about life
You get to see how much different things are in other countries compared to your country. I know that school is probably the best place to expand your academic knowledge, but when it comes to learning about life, there is nothing more enriching than traveling. Whether it’s the people you meet or the things you see, traveling gives you more valuable life lessons than school will ever give you. Seeing the world provides an education that’s absolutely impossible get in school. Travel teaches you economy, politics, history, geography, and sociology in an intense, hands-on way no class will.
Mainly because instead of being told something, you experience it.
2nd reason: You meet your internet friends and meet many new people
People you meet while on the road become some of the most valued names on your contact list. They become places on the map to visit later on. These folks give you a glimpse outside your hometown circle of friends, and force you to take in new and refreshing perspectives, and ultimately realize that everyone is the same.
I have got to know so many of my friends via internet but because of travelling i've got to meet most of them. I met two of my norwegian friends in New York. I've met my friends who live in Norway, Holland, Åland, Sweden, Estonia, England and Spain.
I've also got so many new friends in every country i've been in and I hope to meet them soon again!
3rd reason: Your social skills gets better
You will meet lots of new people at hostels, guided tours, bars, cafes, monuments, and buses while traveling. Perhaps they are local people or other fellow travelers.
The fact that you get to meet them all will definitely improve your social skills. Compare that to staying in school where you will meet the same people all the time, and you can see why traveling is a more valuable learning experience than school.
4th reason: You learn new languages and get to develop your grammar
There’s something satisfying about being able to throw around a few words of french, knowing how to say thanks in chinese, telling what to order in swedish, introduce yourself in spanish, or simply hearing a language you didn’t know existed just a few weeks before. It's just cool to know some words in many lenguages.
If your native language is something else than english you get to learn to speak english much better. The english I learn at school sucks, my english is better than my english teacher has which isn't even supposed to be possible, or it can be but it shouldn't be. I'm supposed to learn from teachers but i'm the one who corrects her sentences. Then she tells me go out from the class.
There's some problems with my spelling because I don't speak english as much as I used to but travelling has really helped me to understand and speak it better.
5th reason: You get to taste different foods
You’ll be constantly surprised at the flavors the world has to offer. The way people in other cultures and countries prepare food, and break bread together (not that all cultures even eat bread) will astound you.
I haven't tasted that much different foods that my country doesn't have but one of my all time favorites was Chipotle in New York and we don't have it here in Finland. It's the best "fast food" i've ever tasted and the plate thingy was so full of food that I couldn't even finish the whole plate. Even Mc Donalds food is different in all the countries i've been in. You get to taste different sweets and for example water in Finland is so much different than in New York.
6th reason: You find yourself
All the challenges and opportunities travel lays at your feet help you discover who you are in a way that’s only possible on the road. You'll learn to know what are your limits and what things you're able to do. You know what things are easy and what's hard. You learn to be more independent. When you're travelling you need to do things by yourself, there's no mommy or daddy to help you. You will know who you are and what you love to do. I have been trying to find who I am and and I don't know yet completely what kind of person I am and what kind of person I want to be but i'm learning all the time, travelling just makes it all so much easier.
7th reason: You'll get to see beautiful places
Most beautiful city i've been in: Oslo
Most interesting city i've been in: New York
Best people i've met are in: Stockholm
Every country is beautiful in their own way and most beautiful place i've been in is Time Square in New York.
I've dreamed about seeing Time Square with my own eyes and I finally did. I felt like I want to cry because it was so beautiful. When I watch a movie and the people in the movie are walking in New York streets i'm just like "wow i've really been in that same street" it all feels so unreal.
But Time Square wouldn't look beautiful without all the screens and lights. When we think about the whole city and how it all looks.. Oslo wins.
8th reason: Flying makes you feel free
When i'm on the plane and I look out from the window all I can see is clouds or the groud being so tiny. It makes me feel like i'm bigger than I have ever been and that I can do anything I ever want to.
I can go wherever I want to without anyone telling me I can't and no one can stop me.
Travelling teaches that if life kicks you in the head you can always get up and that nothing can control us if we don't let it.
9th reason: Dreams can come true
You imagined it, daydreamed about it, envisioned it. Guess what? It can be done because everything is possible. Travelling to get your dreams done is possible, you just have to decide you’re willing to take the first step and start planning. I know it's not easy to younger people but if your parents don't help you make it happen.. You might just need go hold on to that dream and make it happen when you turn 18. I made my dream come true. I met Shawn Mendes. I had just turned 18 and he was having a free concert in Sweden. Plane tickets weren't that expencive so I just decided to go and so I did. Now one year later i've been in his 4 concerts and met 5 times. Now i'm saving money because i'm going to see him to Spain and Denmark in may 2017.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
10th reason: MEMORIES
Finally we're in the last reason. It’s important to make memories, because it is memories that make life more meaningful. This reason is the most important one to me because I will emember all the amazing places i'vebeen in when i'm older. And I can tell about my trips to my own childen and to my grandchilden what i've got to experience.
Always remember to take pictures and videos, have a good company with you…there is nothing else that reminds us of the good times we had traveling to a place away from home.
So yeah.. go on and make some memories!!
THANK YOU SO SO MUCH FOR READING!!