Tristan Mattwig

Student in Athens, Georgia

Tristan Mattwig

Student in Athens, Georgia

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I love to travel. My first time traveling was last June where I went to Athens, Greece, Rome, Florence and Venice for my senior trip. My mom and I went together and had a blast. To me, it was the experience of immersing myself in another culture and learning about them that made me adore it. In my opinion, traveling opens up the mind to new experiences, where people can see other’s perspectives. I chose Greece and Italy because I have an affinity for the classics and Roman history. I enjoyed myself ever the more because of my love for the culture of those two cultures. My interests also extend to history in general, and it is because of the interest that truly makes me want to travel more. I love the idea of walking in places where historical events occurred and being able to feel the culture of the society of that day. Traveling to me, allows me not to just read and learn about history, but see and feel where it occurred. In Greece and Italy, it was because of that, that I want to travel more. I just wish I had the money to travel where I wanted, but I guess I will just have to wait and watch for the next opportunity to travel.