not activity depending on the type of travel
you choose to do. And for some people a
must to be happy.
Because it is true, many people assert today
that travelling makes them happy.
Travelling has a long-term reward because
even after the experience the memory of
the trip is stored in our minds together
with feelings and new information.
It is definitely a good investment, you
spend time preparing your trip, you
experience the trip and when you come
back you refresh the memory once and
again. A memory which for sure in spite
of changing shapes through the years will
still make us happy every time we restore
Travelling is good for your mental health,
you learn how to deal with different people,
streets and languages you had never seen
or heard before, and when you finally
find your way out through a map and you
manage to find your hotel or attraction you
will feel like Marco Polo in China.
Besides, it ismust tomention the difference
between travellers and tourists. A lot. A
traveller sees what he sees, a tourist sees
what he wants to see. A traveller adapts
and enjoys meanwhile a tourist complains
if he doesn’t like what he finds. A traveller
does not plan much and will try to get off
the crowded track meanwhile the tourist
will keep in the safe and comfort area.
But the best definition I read once is that
the “traveller” is the one who does not
want to come back.
I don’t think it really matters if we are
tourists or travellers, sometimes both
things at the same time. What matters is
to see other places, people and cultures
with an open-minded tolerance, eager to
understand not to judge, ready to become
richer and not superior, being simply
Tourism has become a great and important
industry in our country thanks to our
fantastic weather, beautiful and interesting
attractions and great professionals of the
sector. The only and very serious handicap
is when have to face aspects such as
massification, pollution, and anti-social
behaviours, but these may be the topics for
another article. For now, hope you enjoyed
your last Summertime either if you were a
tourist, a traveller or just on holiday and
let’s start preparing the following one.
And, don’t forget Gustave Flaubert’s words
“ Travel makes one modest, you see what a
tiny place you occupy in the world”.
MANAL ZAHRAA MURAD