My Journey Around The World

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.”

– Saint Augustine


     Millions of people prefer to learn about the world by travelling. They say it's better to see things with your own eyes than to hear about them many times or to read about them in books, newspapers, magazines as well as surfing the Net. The best way to know and understand people of different cultures is to meet them in their own environment, thus you'll be able to form a more or less adequate idea of them.

         Dictionaries say that "to travel is to go on a journey or visit different places, especially places that are far away from where you live or work", or just "to go from one place to another, especially in a vehicle". People travel by train, by air or plane, by sea or by boat, by land which usually means going by bus, by car or by coach. All methods of travelling have their advantages and disadvantages. You choose one according to your aims and preferences. It's common knowledge that the fastest way of travelling is travelling by plane, the cheapest is travelling on foot. But which one is the most comfortable? It depends. Opinions vary.

        Aims of travelling vary as well. Some people travel for pleasure and some on business, some take part in educational programmes or sports activities, some have exciting hobbies that make them leave their homes and move to faraway countries. If one is interested in tropical plants or animals, likes to take pictures under water or is fond of surfing, they will inevitably visit some particular areas.

         Many people spend their holidays travelling. They want to see other countries and continents, modern cities and ruins of ancient civilizations, they travel to enjoy picturesque places or just for a change. It's always interesting to discover something unusual and remarkable, to meet different people, to try exotic food and learn new things.

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“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
To gain all while you give,
To roam the roads of lands remote,
To travel is to live. 
 Hans Christian Andersen, The Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography.

Quotes about Travelling

“Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aesop

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

“The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton

“No place is ever as bad as they tell you it’s going to be.” – Chuck Thompson

“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous

“The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” – Henry David Thoreau

“To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark

“The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen

“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

“The use of traveling is to regulate imagination with reality, and instead of thinking of how things may be, see them as they are.” – Samuel Johnson

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain

“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Anonymous

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Anonymous

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley

“Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” – Ray Bradbury

“Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.” — Peter Hoeg

“You don’t have to be rich to travel well.” – Eugene Fodor

“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” – James Michener

“People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

“When overseas you learn more about your own country, than you do the place you’re visiting.” – Clint Borgen

“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – Bill Bryson

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

“Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” — Lawrence Block

“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.” – Babs Hoffman

“He who would travel happily must travel light.” – Antoine de St. Exupery

“Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.” – Irving Wallace

“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

“The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” – Shirley MacLaine

“I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.” – Caskie Stinnett

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.” – Roy M. Goodman

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch

“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.” – Alan Keightley

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” – Wendell Berry

“Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.” – Robert Frost

“There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.” – Charles Dudley Warner

“Oh the places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

“It is not down in any map; true places never are.” – Herman Melville

“Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.” ~ Matthew Karsten

"Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” 
Anita Desai


“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” 
 Lao Tzu


“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” 
Marcel Proust


“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” 
David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas


“I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.”
Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer Abroad


“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.” 
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson's Essays


“I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.” 
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


“But that's the glory of foreign travel, as far as I am concerned. I don't want to know what people are talking about. I can't think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again. You can't read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can't even reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.” 
 Bill Bryson, Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe


“Everything I was I carry with me, everything I will be lies waiting on the road ahead.” 
 Ma Jian, Red Dust: A Path Through China


“One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” 
 Henry Miller


“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
To gain all while you give,
To roam the roads of lands remote,
To travel is to live.” 
 Hans Christian Andersen, The Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography


“Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.” 
Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book


“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” 
Robert Louis Stevenson, The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson, Fiction, Historical, Literary


“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” 
Pat Conroy


“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.” 
George Moore, The Brook Kerith


“See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask for no guarantees, ask for no security.” 
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451


“Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost.”
Erol Ozan


“Every one of a hundred thousand cities around the world had its own special sunset and it was worth going there, just once, if only to see the sun go down.” 
Ryū Murakami, Coin Locker Babies


“Everything will be alright in the end so if it is not alright it is not the end.” 
Deborah Moggach, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel


“If you really want to escape the things that harass you, what you’re needing is not to be in a different place but to be a different person.” 
 Seneca, Letters from a Stoic