Exploring the world by travelling

PUBLISHED : Friday, 09 November, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 09 November, 2007, 12:00am

Travelling around the word is my dream. I have always wanted to travel.

Travelling to different countries can widen my horizons and it's a great way to learn foreign cultures, traditions and history. It will help us better understand the world.

Sightseeing is an excellent way of seeing the world.

Hong Kong is a densely populated city and many people want to go out and explore the world and enjoy the natural landscapes of other countries.

By travelling around the world, we can also sample the different delicacies of other countries.

Although Hong Kong serves a wide range of food, it's better to go to the original country to sample the real thing.

I will study hard and get a good job so that I can save money to travel the world.

Chan Tsun-nok, Po Leung Kuk 1984 College

From the Editor

Thanks for your letter, Tsun-nok. I, too, love travelling. I believe that any money spent on travelling is never wasted and I've never regretted any trip I've taken. Every time you travel, you come back better informed and with a broader understanding of the world.

Travelling gives you the opportunity to see how other people live - they have different beliefs, foods and ways of living. And when you understand that there is no one way of doing things, it helps make you a more tolerant person.

If you aren't able to travel across the globe, don't worry - there are probably lots of places closer to hand that you haven't yet explored. Have you been to all the islands around us - Cheung Chau, Peng Chau, Lantau and Lamma? They are great fun to explore.

Why not challenge yourself to go somewhere this weekend that you've never been before? And then tell me about it!

Kate, Editor