When visiting foreign countries, visitors should take full advantage of learning the culture and traditions of that country. How can they learn about the culture and traditions? Why do some visitors strive to learn about culture and traditions while other are not interested at all?
Many travelers make great effort to learn the culture and customs of the country they visit, yet some visitors have other preferences. This essay will analyze both point of views and discuss the ways to gain cultural and traditional knowledge.
There are several ways travelers can learn about various cultures and customs while traveling. Perhaps, the easiest way is, by interacting with the local inhabitants. This will not only open up their mind, eyes and heart to a different way of life but this would also encourage understanding each other. For example, dinning in a local restaurant will provide them the opportunity to gain knowledge of traditional food and customs. In addition to that, travelers can also visit places of historic value and gain knowledge of their history and traditions.
People of course travel for various reasons and tourism is the top of these reasons. Indeed, it is possible to say that, many people are passionate to learn different cultures and customs and for this reason they love to travel. However, there are also people who travel to escape form their day to day routine and prefer to spend their time to relax rather to explore new culture and customs. Take Barbados for example, people travel there to enjoy their holidays and relax by spending time in front of the beach and they have less interest in learning new traditions. Thus, it is fairly easy to understand why people have different interest in learning various cultures and traditions.
In conclusion, undoubtedly, traveling provides the opportunity to learn variety of cultures' and traditions by engaging with local people and visiting historical places. However, people travel for different purposes and have limited time to learn new traditions.