Magazine topic: 
Life around the world
Total votes: 91

Money or experiences?

22
by : 
KatieP

I have just returned to work after two weeks spent in Spain where I visited Barcelona with a colleague and Oviedo with a friend and this weekend I will be visiting Stockholm in Sweden. After this weekend I will have visited 10 different countries in the space of only 7 months! 

When I tell people about this they either ask me why, or they are quite impressed.

Personally I am very proud of the fact I have managed to achieve this. I love travelling so I can experience new places, new cultures, new people and of course, new food!

Sometimes it can be expensive, especially when I visit large popular cities but I always feel like it is worth the money.

Many people my age that I know would rather spend their money on going shopping or partying with friends, but I would always choose travelling. I recently read online that travelling is the only thing which you pay for, which in turn ends up making you richer. I completely agree with this. The last 7 months have shown me beautiful places, interesting ways of life and I have also met so many new people whom I hope I will stay friends with for a long long time.

I love the experience of finding out and learning about new things, so how can anyone say it is a waste of money?

Discussion

What do you think? Is it worth spending a lot of money to travel and see the world? How do you spend your money?

Comments

JOVANI's picture
2691x
22x
JOVANI 21 August, 2015 - 17:04

I spend my money for useful things which learning me a lot of useful informations.I like reading,so i spend my money for useful books.

up
31 users have voted.
yuumj's picture
3694x
25x
yuumj 3 September, 2014 - 05:45

I think it is worth spending a lot of money to travel and see the world. If I have enough money I will do that. I think traveling to many places is the best experiences for my young time.

up
31 users have voted.
Negar1995's picture
15963x
137x
Negar1995 4 August, 2014 - 16:31

yes it is worth to spending money for travelling but if u have enough money.i spend money for things that make me happy and i enjoy them!

up
22 users have voted.
MALINE's picture
90812x
677x
MALINE 12 April, 2014 - 18:05

Trevelling is what I like to do the most and this deosn´t mean you have to go to another Countries,I think you have to know your own Country first in order to show people the wonders your Country has.
I have traveled across México and I always find different food to try and different things to do and I have met lots of people.

up
23 users have voted.
CarmenM's picture
121x
1x
CarmenM 3 April, 2014 - 21:21

I totally agree, the exchange made ​​a thousand times to travel and experience other cultures, to spend on clothes and parties.
Ultimately what you mentioned as well, traveling more than an expense, you get rich.

up
25 users have voted.
learningenglish282's picture
9110x
63x
learningenglish282 30 March, 2014 - 16:55

yeah I agree, spending money for travelling is not wasting. Learning new things can never be measured by using money, when we go to new places we can experience many different activities, cuisine and therefore, we understand more about the world, we will find our life is full of many interesting thing and people. i have travelled to 3 difference countries and believe me it's exciting and wonderful!

up
29 users have voted.
WhiteRabbit's picture
796x
7x
WhiteRabbit 22 March, 2014 - 14:49

I think traveling is very interesting and you do get a lot of experience. If you try your best to work things out and be nice to people around, you will also have a happy life. I like traveling, too. I plan to visit Japan this summer.

up
28 users have voted.
MacedonianGirl's picture
773x
7x
MacedonianGirl 22 March, 2014 - 13:22

I think that travelling is very cool.I'd rather spend my money for travelling than to go to shopping.When you travel you discover new and different things what is good.

up
24 users have voted.
beltrax's picture
277x
2x
beltrax 21 March, 2014 - 18:32

I usually spend my money for something good... I usually save money for presents or for something what I what to buy.
Mum and my dad usually give me money for food in school. I usually buy something sweet, or something for drink... I love oranges, bannanas too. We must spend money for something good.

up
27 users have voted.
Harabeli Supersweet's picture
18285x
148x
Harabeli Supersweet 20 March, 2014 - 11:01

I think it's worth, because we earn more knowledge. I love traveling, but I haven't had the chance to travel as much as I want. I hope it will change, because I want to see the world. I spend money on books, chocolate and DVDs.

up
29 users have voted.
engleskigaga's picture
21979x
169x
engleskigaga 19 March, 2014 - 09:34

I love meeting new people! I think it is worth to spend a lot of money for traveling around the world.

up
28 users have voted.
engleskigaga's picture
21979x
169x
engleskigaga 19 March, 2014 - 09:29

I think this is great! We must spend money for something. When we are in the another country we can see many things, visit famous places, meet a new friends. I think it is worth to spend a lot of money for traveling around the world. Because I can experience new places, new cultures, new people and of course, new food! When we travel we learn somthing about new cultures, new people. I usually spend my money for something good... I usually save money for presents or for something what I what to buy.
Mum and my dad usually give me money for food in school. I usually buy something sweet, or something for drink... I love oranges, bannanas too. We must spend money for something good.

up
26 users have voted.
KatieP's picture
3619x
31x
KatieP 10 July, 2014 - 19:49

I completely agree, spending money on good people and good things is the best. I like spending my money on other people too or sometimes treating myself to a little trip away, so I can make other people happy or learn something myself :)

up
20 users have voted.