Millions of people all over the world spend their holidays travelling.
They travel to see other continents and countries, modern cities and the
ruins of ancient towns. They travel to enjoy picturesque places or just
for a change of scene. It’s always interesting to discover new things,
different ways of life, to meet different people, to try to different
food, to listen to different musical rhythms.
Those who live in the country like to go to the big city, visiting
museums and art galleries, going for shopping and dining at exotic
restaurants. City-dwellers usually like acquired holiday by the sea or
in the mountains, with nothing to do but walk and laze in the sun.
To stay at a hotel is more comfortable. You can enjoy being alone, to
take a hot shower, to sleep in warm bed and many other advantages. Some
people enjoy camping in tents. Of course, the weather must be good for
There are 2 viewpoints on travel. Some people like to go on one place
and spend their holidays there. The place may be an interesting city, a
picturesque village or some other attractive place. Others believe in
seeing as much as possible in the time they have.
People may travel either for pleasure or on business. There are various
methods of travelling. To travel by air is more comfortable, more
convenient and, of course, far quicker than any other means. There is
none of the dust and dirt of a railway or car journey. With a train you
have speed, comfort and pleasure combined. Travelling by ship is also
very popular now. It is very pleasant to feel the deck of the ship under
the feet, to see the rise and fall of the waves, to feel the fresh sea
wind blowing in the face and hear the cry of the seagulls. Many people
like to travel by car. It is interesting, because you can see many
filings in a short time, you can stop when and where you like, you do
not have to buy tickets or carry your suitcases. A very popular method
of travelling is hiking. It is travelling on foot. Hitch-hiking is a
very popular method of travelling among young people. But it is not so
popular in Russia because it’s not so safety as abroad.
All means of travel have their advantages and disadvantages. And people
choose one according to their likes and dislikes, plans and
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