Travel makes us wonder and admire, experience new emotions and feel the joy of life
By EKATERINA GRIGORIEVA
For more than two years, the world has lived with the pandemic. People have even gotten used to this new reality. But this January, Director-General of the World Health Organisation, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, suddenly announced that 2022 could be the last year of the coronavirus pandemic. Indeed, the panic subsided (although its echoes are still heard), the borders opened, and people were again allowed to travel. You can once again enjoy your vacation by the sea, spend time in restaurants, go to concerts, and most importantly, visit your family and friends living in other cities and countries.
Travel makes us wonder and admire, experience new emotions and feel the joy of life. Only by going on a journey, you can take a break from the daily grind, forget about work for a while, shake off stress and problems.
“Wandering is the best thing in the world. When you wander, you grow rapidly, and everything that you see changes even your appearance. I would recognise people who travel a lot, among thousands of other people. Wanderings purify and intertwine meetings, centuries, books, and love. They relate us to the sky. If we have received the unproven happiness of being born, then we must at least see the earth.
Getting to know the culture of other peoples and countries helps not only to broaden one’s horizons, but also to reevaluate one’s life, take a fresh look at the wonderful world granted to us, feel its beauty and return home as a new person.
“A person who travels a lot is like a stone carried by water for many hundreds of miles: its roughness is smoothed out, and everything inside them takes on soft, rounded shapes,” said Élisée Reclus, the French geographer and historian, a member of the Paris Geography Society.
We spend most of our lives at work and in an endless bustle. And sometimes we prefer to “travel” sitting on the couch in front of the TV. But the routine is much more dangerous than the riskiest adventures… We need new impressions and emotions, otherwise we risk losing the taste for life. So, let’s not postpone our dream of traveling “for later”, dear readers!