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Travelling Around the World行走天下

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42-43677160As the ancient people say “read 10,000 books and travel 10,000 miles ”, a hearty experience is what we are looking for.

Those who like travelling surely don’t want to be a frog under a well; those who love travelling know to reap a load of experiences.

Travelling is a feast of the heart under the blue immense sky. Travelling is observation, thinking, learning and appreciation. Travelling is also a new lifestyle to look at the world from a new perspective.

Traveling around the world is a habit , a natural act. You may pack your dreams and go to a far place. You may pursue the meaning of travelling, experience a different life and go through the transformation while traveling. You may even experience strong homesickness in a strange place and hastily embark on a homeward journey.

You can always travel around the world spiritually despite living in a city. In your daily life, you may work around the clock, too busy to observe, think, learn and appreciate. The modern transportation tools take you from one place to another in a flash of time, making you easily forget the benefits of travelling. You are in no mood to appreciate the surrounding environment because your mind has been occupied by the rapid pace of life. You think that traveling is a waste of time instead of a way of experiencing the broad world and expanding the meaning of your life.

Some people believe that reading 10,000 books is less beneficial than travelling 10,000 li. But in fact, they are both equally important because you may have a superficial travel experience if you travel without reading, or you may end up being an empty talker if you read without travelling.

Without a knowledge base, you can only see the fleeting beauty of the nature and are unable to appreciate the beauty of cultural attractions. It’s somewhat regretful if you can only associate a glass of water with the relief of thirst instead of the immense Pacific Ocean, the snow-covered Arctic permafrost, the wild Sahara desert or the rainforest, or you can only associate a glass of wine with its flavor instead of the human story behind it or the nature giving birth to it.

The ancient sages set good examples of travelling around the world. Xu Xiake liked reading adventure travel books about history and geography since childhood. He began to travel from age 22 and travelled for 34 years until death. With footprints left in most places of China, he finally completed A Travel Book of Xu Xiake, a renowned literature book in geography. Sima Qian studied hard since he’s a teenager. To write the Records of the Grand Historian, Sima Qian began to travel around China since age 20 to personally interview local people, conduct field trips and gain much first-hand information. Since childhood, Li Bai had begun to read everything including Confucian classics, ancient literature and history and books about philosophers. Since age 24, Li Bai left his home town for Sichuan and many other places, leaving umerous magnificent, elegant and immortal poems.

No time and no money cannot be your excuses for not travelling.

Neither the limited reading experience nor an older age can be your biggest obstacle. They key to travelling around the world is actually your determination to embark on a journey.

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古人有云:“读万卷书,行万里路。”人生在世,要的就是一场酣畅淋漓的体验。

喜欢行走天下的人,必定不愿意当一头井底之蛙;热爱行走天下的人,懂得收获满满一行囊的经历。

行走是一场内心的盛筵,天下是一片蔚蓝的无垠。行走是观察,行走是思考,行走是学习,行走是欣赏。行走是一种全新的生活方式,从纷繁芜杂的琐碎中,用另一只眼看待世界。

行走天下是一种习惯,是一种自然。你可以将梦想装进行囊,背上行李,去远方流浪;你也可以追求旅行的真意,领略别样人生,完成行走的蜕变;你甚至可以在异乡感受思家的浓情,朝觐完毕,匆匆踏上回乡的归途。

你生活在城市,却可以时刻在精神上行走天下。平素里像陀螺一样转个不停,来也匆匆,去也匆匆,来不及观察,来不及思考,来不及学习,来不及欣赏。我们乘坐现代化的交通工具,从一个地方倏忽间到另一个地方,我们遗忘了行走的好,静不下心领略周遭的风景,快速度的生活节奏,侵占了我们思考的疆域。我们以为步行浪费了时间,却不曾料想行走的慢让我们可以感受更为广阔的天下,生命的意义将得到更大的拓展。

有人觉得读书万卷,不如行路万里。其实,任何事都不能偏废。读破万卷书,方行万里路,否者只能流于走马观花,到此一游;读了万卷书,不行万里路,只能落得纸上谈兵、闭门造车的书虫宅男一个。不事积累,你只能凭白地欣赏自然的浮光掠影,却无法领略凝固在人文景致里的经年累月。给你一杯水,你或许只知道解渴,却可曾想过一望无垠的太平洋、白雪皑皑的极地冻土、荒野无助的撒哈拉沙漠、生命泉眼的热带雨林。斟满一杯酒,你若只懂得品评酒的香醇,而道不出酒体中隐含的风物人文,联想不到漫山遍野孕育味觉的自然,还是会有些许的遗憾。

古代先贤无一不是行走天下的楷模。徐霞客自幼喜欢阅读历史、地理之类的探险游记,22岁开始外出游历,历经34载,直至生命终结,他的足迹遍布大半个中国,最终完成了地理及文学上卓有名望的《徐霞客游记》;司马迁少年时期刻苦读书,从20岁开始漫游全国,为撰写《史记》亲自采访、实地考察,获得了许多第一手的资料;李白自小就博览群书,儒家经典、古代文史、诸子百家无所不包,24岁开始,李白仗剑出蜀,辞亲远游,一生写下无数雄奇飘逸、俊逸清新的不朽诗篇。

诚然,你有诸多理由,没有时间、资金欠丰,但这些其实都不能成为拒绝放眼看世界的借口。

如果你自惭形秽于为时已晚,绝不要以为阅读有限、风华不再是最大的障碍,行走天下最关键的,其实是你决心迈开征程的第一步!

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