[Hitting the Road] 【做一朵自由行走的花】

hitting the road

[Hitting the Road]

By: WANG Qi, Betty (Hall 10)

Translated by: CHIANG Man Ying, Michelle (Hall 10)

Image: seoulstateofmind.com

What does travelling mean to you?

Some people see travelling as a romantic getaway. In movies, TV dramas and even animations, it is not rare to see characters having a getaway in the most fascinating places. For instance: doves flying in front of the Cathédrale Notre Dame in Paris; the cherry blossom shower in Japan; the splashing sounds along the Jiangnan River… we have always wished to leave behind all the chaos and duties, to jump right into the screen for a little escape.

Some people see travelling as a satisfying journey, not only for your soul but also your appetite. From savoring hot chili dishes to light and refreshing meals, trying out new food allows you to experience the local custom of the particular place. The exotic gourmets are often one of the highlights of traveling for this bunch of people.

Some people see traveling as a seminar in life. Reading from books gives us knowledge – True. However, as the Chinese saying says, “Experience is the best teacher”. There is always something that we cannot learn from texts and images, but from what we went through. Going on a journey lets us discover what we have missed while we burry ourselves in the sea of books, and is a step further in completing one’s life long chapter.

【做一朵自由行走的花】

文: 王琪 (舍堂十)

圖: seoulstateofmind.com

旅行之於你的意義是甚麼?

對有的人來說,旅行是一場溫柔的幻想。在影視作品中,無論是電影,偶像劇還是動漫,總有許多唯美浪漫的場景,比如巴黎聖母院廣場的鴿子,漫天紛飛的櫻花雨,或是江南水鄉的槳聲燈影,發生在這些場景下或傳奇或纏綿的故事更是加深我們的嚮往和憧憬,希望有一天可以親自旅行到這些地方,感同身受地體會那些愛恨情仇。

對有的人來說,旅行是一場靈魂的滿足。對喜歡吃的人來說, 美食能給他們的靈魂最強烈的衝擊。在滿足食慾的同時,我們可以從特色小吃中品嚐當地的風土人情,無辣不歡的地方熱情好客,喜愛甜食淡食的地方清新婉約,美食永遠是旅行中最重要的部份之一,也是一個地方讓人印象深刻的地標。

對有的人來說,旅行是一場深刻的講座。古語說:「讀萬卷書,行萬里路。」「紙上得來終覺淺,絕知此事要躬行。」書本可以帶給我們知識,也可能帶給我們死板與狹隘,旅行可以幫助我們發現在書本上不曾看到的世界,用自己的腳步完成對知識,對思維的丈量與昇華。

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