Discovering the world

Why should you travel the world?

“Travelling is much more than sightseeing, it’s a constant learning exercise that takes us away from our routine, puts us to the test and allows us to get to know ourselves better.”

Why travel? There are countless reasons, depending on the motivation of each individual. Some people travel to break away from routine, others to get away from everyday life, and still others to discover new cultures, to see a temple or monument that has made them dream in pictures, for example. In general, we also travel to meet new people, to get to know ourselves and our own limits, and sometimes to try to blur them and push them “a little further”. However, travel always means learning, experiencing, changing, maturing. Travelling allows us to obtain the most precious things in this world: experiences, moments and memories. While traveling can still be a little frightening, most people who embark on this never-ending adventure describe the feeling as incredible, wonderful, mystical and incomparable.



Why should you travel to Asia?

Asia is full of incredible places and great contrasts that won’t leave you indifferent. You’ll get to know another reality that’s very different from our own, and from which you’ll learn a great deal. Travelling to countries so culturally rich and steeped in history will only enrich you as a person.

It’s a continent rich in cultural diversity, different religions, traditions, temples and monuments. You’ll find spectacular places not to be missed, from the Great Wall of China, one of the wonders of the world, to the Taj Mahal in India or the city of Petra in Jordan. Buddhist culture carries great weight in Asia, where you can find the world’s largest temple Borobudur in Indonesia, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco, giant Buddha statues like those in Thailand, and experience this religion up close like in Luang Prabang in Laos. History overflows in every country, gaining great strength in places like Japan, Cambodia with the temples of Angkor or Bagan, the former capital of the Burmese empire and present-day Myanmar.

Travelling in Asia will be very inexpensive, simply because local food, accommodation and transport are so cheap. Nothing to do with European, American or South American prices.

Why should you travel to Europe?

There are many good reasons to travel to Europe. Also known as “the old continent”, it’s a region that offers an infinite number of tourist possibilities well worth a visit! It’s no coincidence that millions of people choose one or more of these countries as their vacation destination every year!

  • Historic monuments: This is one of the main reasons to travel to Europe. Europe’s cultural attractions have an impressive history. When you visit monuments such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the huge Colosseum in Rome, the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona or the famous Berlin city wall, you’ll literally be plunged into history.
  • A rich gastronomy: In Europe, you’ll discover all kinds of flavors and ingredients in an impressive gastronomic variety. This culinary variety is due to the influences of all the world’s cultures, and it’s not surprising that several European dishes have gained international renown. These include Spanish paella, Italian pasta, fondue, Iberian ham, German sauerkraut, Portuguese sardines, French foie gras and Belgian waffles.
  • Unique cities: There’s no denying that in Europe, you’ll find cities that most people in the world would love to visit. Each of these cities has its own culture and tradition. When you visit Europe, you can visit gems like Istanbul, travel to Rome, Prague, Milan, Florence, Venice, Berlin, Vienna, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Athens, Dublin, Lisbon, Budapest, Madrid or Barcelona. The list goes on and on. Most of them are big cosmopolitan cities, and many of them have natural environments worth exploring. All the more reason to travel to Europe and experience the vibrant atmosphere of these cities.

Why should you travel to Africa?

Africa is one of the world’s most beautiful and fascinating continents. From its overwhelming nature, its social diversity, its art and culture, its music and drawings to its ancient history. Dramatically, entire countries are devastated by war, and others are living in extremely complicated situations due to a lack of basic resources or highly complex political and religious situations. But if you’re looking for a great adventure, Africa is a wonderful destination.

  • A huge, heterogeneous continent: Africa is the world’s second largest continent, a vast expanse of land with many different cultures. Comprising over fifty independent states, the African landscape offers hot deserts (the Kalahari Desert in Botswana), vast savannah grasslands, majestic rivers and waterfalls (the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls), incredible coastlines, mountains (Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania), and a rich history. Pure modernity, with its large cities and ancestral tribes, is part of the same continent. It’s a land of wonder and mystery.
  • Ancient cultures and traditions: In Africa, you’ll discover many different cultures (there are over seven thousand different tribes in Africa), with many languages and a multitude of fascinating traditions. Without doubt, interaction with the people is one of Africa’s greatest attractions.
  • African art: African art is extremely important to the world and to modern art, an artistic language that speaks to us of ancient times. African art is rooted in tradition. It’s the history of the city, its customs and culture. Its travels, beliefs and daily life are interpreted through it. The current African art scene is particularly remarkable. Its painters, musicians, photographers and sculptors draw on tradition, but their language is fiercely contemporary and influential.

Why should you travel to South America?

South America is one of the great continents worth visiting at least once in a lifetime. From the snow-capped peaks of the Andes to the sprawling rivers of the Amazon region, South America has a long list of natural wonders to suit the tastes of all types of traveller. This part of the continent, contiguous with North and Central America, is characterized by an abundance of tropical jungles, active volcanoes, dry deserts, glaciers of all sizes, white sand beaches and much more than you can imagine.

South America’s diversity doesn’t stop at its geography. You’ll have the opportunity to discover colonial towns whose appearance has changed little since their original state. Likewise, you’ll be able to wander for hours through each country’s various indigenous markets, or sample some of the most distinctive dishes you’ve ever tried in your life. Although South America is cheap by European or North American standards, it would be a mistake to assume that all South American countries are. As a general rule, the cheapest countries are Venezuela, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador, while in Colombia, prices rise a little more. On the other hand, Chile, Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina are the most expensive.

Why should you travel to Oceania?

Australia and New Zealand’s mix of mountains, deserts, reefs, forests, beaches and multicultural cities is a timeless attraction for travelers visiting Oceania. Remote, beautiful and inviting, the white-sand beaches of the Pacific and their azure-blue waters are so perfect they’re like a dream.

Islands and beaches: Pacific island nations are scattered across the map like flower petals, but if there’s one thing that unites them all, it’s the ever-present sound of the ocean. Those looking for the perfect beach won’t find it: there’s one on every cape. But the Pacific isn’t just a place to relax on palm-fringed white-sand beaches, it’s also home to spectacular coastlines ideal for long walks, where the wind and the foam of the sea are the only companions on your journey.
Wildlife and wilderness: From encounters with furry marsupials in Australia to the kaleidoscopic marine life of the Pacific, travelers will connect with a world they would otherwise only see in documentaries narrated by David Attenborough. Although there are cities and resorts all over the region, the best is nature. You can swim with whale sharks in Western Australia; hike through the jungle and swim under a waterfall in Fiji; or marvel at the snow-capped peaks and deep fjords of New Zealand.

Why should you travel to North America?

Travelling to North America is not travelling to another destination. It’s a region where two of the world’s most powerful countries coexist. And not just economically, but also in terms of dream cities and landscapes. Niagara Falls in Canada or the famous city of Las Vegas in the United States encompass the various contrasts to be found in the region, as do the paradisiacal Hawaiian Islands or each of the national parks to be found in the western United States. We’re not forgetting the culture and history of the civilizations that populated Mexico, as well as its white-sand beaches and coconut palms.

Why should you travel to Central America?

Travelling to Central America is an unforgettable adventure for any thrill-seeking tourist. There’s no shortage of reasons to explore this land rich in natural and architectural gems, to name but a few of its many assets. On this occasion, I’ll discuss the five most popular reasons detected among people who dream of embarking on a road trip through Central America.

  • Its beaches: Breathtaking waves, magnificent coral reefs, colorful marine life, fine sand and spectacular sunsets. As you can imagine, surfing, diving among sea turtles and sunbathing next to palm trees is no utopia if you’re in Central America. Surf the waves at El Sunzal (El Salvador) and Champerico (Guatemala), discover the depths of the Blue Hole (Belize) and photograph the most beautiful coconut trees on the coast at Trujillo beach (Honduras). At Playa Hermosa (Nicaragua), you can horseback ride by the sea, and at Isla Tortuga (Costa Rica), you can kayak while watching dolphins.
  • Unique landscapes: Guatemala’s volcanoes and lakes (Pacaya, Acatenango, Atitlán…) are a picture postcard. You can also visit Masaya National Park (Nicaragua), El Espino Ecopark (El Salvador), Tortuguero National Park (Costa Rica), the tropical jungle of Mosquitia (Honduras) and Victoria Peak in the Cockscomb Basin Nature Reserve (Belize).
  • Mayan heritage: Pre-Columbian cultures have left a deep mark on countries like Belize, where you should explore the sites of Caracol, Xunantunich and Lamanai . The splendour of this culture is experienced in other colonies such as Copán (Honduras) or Joyas de Cerén (El Salvador). As you might expect, some of these mythical settings are considered World Heritage Sites. Such is the case of the ruins of Tikal (Guatemala). I’m talking about quasi-sacred places whose buildings illustrate the devotion of these peoples to astronomy, magic and mathematics. Don’t miss the mysticism of pre-Columbian heritage.