When asked about travelling the first thing that comes to people's minds is relaxing and having fun, along with knowing other cultures and meeting people. If you follow the link to get in the hot spot you'll see what I am talking about. People's opinions on that blog are not different from what my students said when asked 'why do people travel'?
However, after we gave it some thought and analysed the question in depth, many other ideas came up, though not all of them were related to relaxing and having fun. Apart from volunteering holidays or medical holidays, asylum seekers and people who flee their country for religious or political reasons were also mentioned. We all know about Syrian refugees seeking (or begging) asylum somewhere else and some of you were familiar with the Mayflower, though the reason why those people who left England in the 17th century was not clear. I hope you get well acquainted with the story by reading and listening to the story of the pilgrims on the Mayflower. Just click on the picture below.