Kedves Podcast Hallgató! // Dear Podcast Listener!
This podcast is about TRAVELLING. You can listen to it. You can find our transcript under the podcast – it can help you in better understanding.
Enjoy your English minutes!
M: So, the topic for this podcast is travelling. Vanessa, what do you think about travelling?
V: Well, I believe there is nothing quite like traveling, like seeing a new place for the first time or returning to a favourite one. People of all ages, from all around the world, go to foreign places for different reasons – mainly, for work, family, and leisure. Whether by plane, train, ship or by car, traveling is generally an enjoyable experience.
M: Yes, I agree. In my opinion, one of the significant benefits of traveling is finding and keeping inner balance. Too often, people get wrapped up in their lives, their daily routine of working, sleeping, eating, and living. They become self-absorbed to the point when their fatigue affects their health, their happiness, and their future.
V: Traveling is also a humbling experience. It is merely a superior feeling: to go to another country, and to see people live differently, speak differently, look differently.
M: Yes, this is how one comes to understand how big and crazy our world is, right?
V: Yes. Going to unknown places create new perspectives and inspiration. Away from home, one comes to understand what “home” actually is and what it means.
M: That’s true. When traveling elsewhere and having to live according to a foreign place’s laws and social norms, one immediately thinks of how things are done in their own country and culture and begins to favour one way or another. This changes how one feels about their native land, whether in a better or a worse way.
V: I agree with you. Also, traveling gets a person out of their comfort zone too. This forces them to be adventurous, to live life to the fullest, to discover new things, and meet new people, to live outside their life.
M: Yes, especially when you try to mix with the locals. I believe there are so many things you can learn while travelling from all the people you meet in the way. It’s a perfect opportunity to broaden your mind and discovering new perspectives that maybe you hadn’t considered before.
V: That’s right. However, travelling can be a very different experience depending on who you go with. Do you prefer travelling alone or in a group?
M: Well, I think both options have their perks. Travelling with friends or family can be really fun because you get to share very nice experiences with those people, which usually make you bond even more with them. On the other hand, going by yourself is more like an adventure, because you find yourself alone in a strange environment and everything is up to you. It can be a bit scary but also more exciting, and I also believe it allows you to blend in even more with the people around you and learn from their culture.
V: Yes, I completely agree with you. To sum up, I believe travelling is the perfect entertainment for any person of any age. On the one hand, it helps people to develop a better understanding of themselves, their beliefs, and their lives. On the other, it also provides people with a better understanding of the world they live in, even if it’s beyond their immediate environment. Moreover, it even helps a person to feel connected to the many different people that live in the world.
M: That’s right! Now I feel like preparing my luggage to travel across the world!