the best way of traveling
people travel by plane, by train, by ship, by bus. for me, the best way of traveling on a summer vacation is to go on foot.
my preference depends on the purpose of the travel. on a summer vacation i travel to refreshmyself and to see the countryside. when i use my feet and walk on a grass covered path along a river or among the hills i feel detached from the noise of the city and closer to the nature. and when i travel on foot i get more freedom. i can plan my own schedule. i can choose my own route. i can stop where i like. and i can see things and people that i might miss if i travel on a train or on a bus.
when faster and more convenient ways for travel are becoming available, i still favor using my own feet. i get much pleasure from it. people travel by plane, by train, by ship, by bus. to me, the best way of traveling on a summer vacation is to go on foot.
marco polo was born in venice in 1254. he was the most famous westerner to visit asia during the middle ages. his father, nicolo polo, and his uncle were wealthy traders who regularly traveled to parts of the east. they visited china and became friends with kublai khan, the great mongol emperor. it was only when they returned to italy from china that marco, who was now 15 years old, first met his father.
marco decided to join them for their next trip. it took them more than three years to travel the 9,000 miles to shangdu, capital of the mongol empire. the great khan gave them a fine welcome and they stayed in a huge marble place. soon the young marco became a great favorite of the emperor and was one of his most trusted friends. marco quickly learned the language and customs of the chinese because he traveled around and talked to many people.
after nearly 17 years in the east, marco and his father prepared to return home. not long after marco came home, the genoese caught him during a battle at sea. while he was a prisoner he met a writer called rustichello who wrote down the long story that marco told him about his travels.
he did not make any more journeys after the publication of his books, but he had a place in history-he was the first european ever to travel to the east and to return with a story to tell.
travel is a very good means of broadening a person's perspective. it makes you come into contact with different cultures， meet people of different colors and go through peculiar rites and ceremonies. travelling much， you will not only enrich your knowledge and experiences， but also be aware of the vastness of nature.
travel may also relieve person of boredom and gloom. travel brings you enjoyment and attraction. it gives you a pleasant experience， which will disperse your boredom and make you forget whatever annoys you. travel broadens your mind and leaves you good memories. later， you may go over these memories and enjoy your past experiences，thus keeping a fresh and sunny mind.
the field's his study， nature was his book.
travelers can choose different modes of transportation which have advantages and disadvantages. airplanes are the fastest but also the most expensive. buses and trains are less expensive, but they soon make you feel cramped and uncomfortable. ships provide you with comfort unless you get seasick. most people can afford traveling by bicycle, which， although slow, can limber up your muscles and get you closer to nature.