With it’s amazing food markets. Cheap and efficient transport. Adventures across both city and nature scapes. Taipei the capital city of Taiwan is the perfect place for your next family adventure. There are plently of fun things to do with kids in tow and we […]
Month: September 2017
One of my favourite free and accessible experiences while travelling is wandering through new streets and laneways in the hope of discovering some creative street art. I love learning about the history of street art and trying to decide if it’s actually street art or […]
Without a doubt travel teaches kids so much. From learning about new cultures, to eating new foods, learning new languages and stepping outside their comfort zone. I am a strong believer that travel opens the eyes and hearts of our children and they develop an awareness and empathy for all different types of people.
But don’t take my word for it! Here are the opinions of some well travelled kids to share what Travel Means to them and what they have learnt.
Mariana (7) – FunTravelingWithKids.com
Traveling taught me to speak new languages and it is an experience of going to new places and meeting new people.I loved visiting the zoo (in Prague) but I did not like it when I got lost in a big shopping mall.It was so much fun learning new things about new countries and new foods like ‘Leberkäse’ (a German specialty).Traveling means that you can spend more time with your family and be making new friends.The food was sometimes good, especially in Germany, and sometimes gross.The people were so nice and I made so many new friends. I enjoyed the traveling; it’s fun.
I have learnt to speak with many different people who speak a different language I can communicate with hand actions, point to things and try and use some local words. I am learning to try things even if I am scared . I even jumped off a boat into the water to snorkel.I don’t need many things for 3 months I had 4 pencils and a rubber and textas and I could read a book. I had three outfits and I could carry my own bag. I get along more with my brothers because we all mix ideas and we can make a game and we spend so much more time together.
Different countries has taught us different words and languages.
We like meeting new people when we travel and we’ve made friends from other countries like France, Czech Republic, Netherlands, England and Croatia. If they don’t speak our language then we just play with them anyway!
We like going on planes, buses, tuk-tuks (little motorbikes with a carriage in the back for people).
We like going to different landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, big mosques in Asia, Buddhist temples and the golden temple in Japan.
I have learnt that backpacks are heavy but if you ask your mum nicely she will take some things out of it and carry those for you so that it is lighter. I have learnt that if we miss the train there are other ways to get there (or we just wait for the next train). I know that lots of people don’t get to travel as much as we do and we are blessed to be able to go to lots of different countries to experience their culture and learn a little about their life. But mostly I have learnt how to sleep just about anywhere!
I have learnt to live simply if it is in a hotel or a ger or in somebody’s house . It’s not really a holiday any more it’s much more than a holiday. Instead of going to big restaurants go to local markets. Instead of going on a tour we use public transport with the locals we use buses trains and boats and even horses backs in Mongolia in the Ger.
Travel has taught me how to make temporary friends. When we lived on a sailboat in the Bahamas for six months, I was making and leaving friends all the time. Travel taught me even when I leave friends, it doesn’t mean we aren’t friends anymore. Another thing I have learned is that there are some people in the world that don’t have the same things as we do. For example, their toilets are just rough out-houses and some of them just live in mud huts. I saw this a lot in India. That made me reflect on my own life and realize how lucky I am to have everything I have.