Travelling to Europe is every tourist’s dream destination. From historic monuments and rich history to beautiful views and great cuisine, there are a variety of options when travelling to Europe. There are many reasons why people are inspired to travel overseas, but there are many more reasons why people want to travel to Europe.
One of the main reasons why people travel to Europe is because of the long history that includes ancient cities, monuments, and pieces of art and architecture. Compared to the United States which has a relatively short history dating back to a short 242 years ago in 1776, Europe is filled with history with many interesting places to visit.
All of the historic structures are near the downtown area of a city such as the Colosseum and Pantheon in Rome, Italy, which allows tourists to move from one place to another quickly and view these destinations conveniently.
People can also enjoy the great structures and museums filled with historic art and architecture from hundreds of years ago. The Louvre museum in Paris contains hundreds of thousands pieces of art which includes the world famous Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. It also contains many sculptures with great detail.
While history is one of the main reasons people travel to Europe, the great and unique food you can eat while relaxing in Europe is also a very pleasing experience. Foods such as the authentic pizza and pasta in Italy provides a new taste to foreigners and particularly Americans who can experience other types of food. As one of the highlights, travelling to Europe gives tourists a new view of other cultures and living styles, and eating different foods while travelling allows you to experience this.
The convenient public transportation in most parts of Europe also makes it easier to get around and visit historic places and great restaurants. The London Underground Metro System in England is easy to use which takes you throughout the whole city. It is organized and has extra safety with platform doors to prevent any train-related accidents or falls on the train tracks.
Travelling to Europe opens people up to new cultures, foods, and history to explore and learn more about. People can relieve their stress when travelling to Europe while exploring historic destinations all throughout the continent. And, it should be something someone does at least once in their lives.
Jonathan Kim, Grade 7
Culver City Middle School