What are the types of travelogues?
A travelogue is actually one of the best ways to review your trip and share your experiences with others. By writing a travelogue, in addition to reviewing and enjoying our own travels, we accompany others in this enjoyment. We have different types of travelogues that the subject they are talking about is totally different.
Writing about the events that happened for you during your journey may be interesting to others to read. The way you arrange the words together, your description of the thing you are looking at, your own opinion based on your point of view and your choice to be in the right place to see interesting events all help you to be a great writer in the travelogue field.
When you convey detailed information about a special custom, festivals, religious customs and even the ways they eat and their beliefs you allow your readers to imagine and feel that they are there with you.
But all of the travelogue is not about the same thing. We have different types of travelogues that the subject they are talking about is totally different.
So, before seeing what these different types of travelogues are, I want to talk about why we are writing a travelogue.
Why are we writing a travelogue?
A travelogue is actually one of the best ways to review your trip and share your experiences with others. By writing a travelogue, in addition to reviewing and enjoying our own travels, we accompany others in this enjoyment.
By associating others with our memories, we encourage them to pursue their dreams. Of course, most importantly, in the travelogue, we talk about the customs, culture, structure of society, economy and politics of the tourist destination, and these statements make people who do not experience these trips more familiar with the world and its vast diversity.
Travelogues left from the past are not only a review of the travels of history travelers, but also provide us with a pleasant narrative of history. Few people enjoy reading dry history books, but travelogues are one of the best and most fascinating ways to review history.
Tavernier, Chardin, Marco Polo and Nasser Khosrow are not just a travelogue today, but a part of the past history of the world that is referred to in most history books. From the transmission of beautiful and pleasant narratives and stories from travel and review of history and cultural, economic and social structure, travelogue in today’s world can be part of the economy of the tourism industry.
Well, let’s talk about the types of travelogues. Travelogues are divided into three groups:
1. A true travelogue
A true travelogue is a description and report of a journey that has really taken place in the outside world. Those who have touched and experienced everything closely. They traveled to countries and cities that maybe are not so popular or vice versa.
So, everything that they express is real and that events are going to be a part of their memories. And one advantage is if someone reads this true travelogue they may decide to go and see those places and also be a part of the events that are happening there.
2. Allegorical travelogue
This type of travelogue is talking about travel to find yourself. In these types of travelogues, you will find answer of the below question:
- Why are you living in this world? What is the reason?
- What are you supposed to do in this world?
- Where are we going after death?
And many other questions that these writers try to find answers for. In these types of travelogues writers are not traveling just for having fun but they travel to find their answers and also know themselves better.
3. Imaginary travelogue
Some people do not travel. This type of travelogue is also the product of its creator. They are very precise and beautiful in their fantasies. It’s true that they do not travel but the way they write and express their ideas will surprise you. You are going on an imaginary trip with the writer.
Despite these types of travelogues, writing for some people is everything. There is a site that it names is ITNERY so if you like to go on trips or be a tour guide and also you are good at writing, you can write your travelogue in your way.
Recording your experience will help to find yourself better and except for all the reasons we mentioned there is one more reason that encourages you to write your travelogue and it is ‘when you get old you have a legacy for the new generation’.
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