Travel back in the Middle Ages is no where close to as easy as it is today. It was much more expensive and the roads weren't as smooth as you're used to seeing. Geography affected travel in Medieval Europe.
|• Travel was tedious, slow, rough, and risky.||• Travel now is now fast and easy.|
|• A fast horse could hardly travel 55 miles in two days.||• We can travel 55 miles in one hour, or even less.|
|• Few roads were paved; and the roads that were
paved were paved by stone.
|• Almost all roads today are paved.|
|• The few roads that were paved had holes in them
due to peasants that took stones to fix their homes.
|• Roads now are usually paved with tar.|
|• Because of the holes in the roads, travel was hard
so people could only use horses, two-wheeled vehicles,
or their feet to travel.
|• Roads are smooth now and we can use all means
of transportation to travel.
|• Heavy loads were usually transported by ocean routes.||• We can transport heavy load by anyway we would
like - it is ALL available.
This shows that travel has changed dramatically over the decades and centuries. Travel was definitely not easy and cost lots of money, therefore, many people could not afford it. Many people ended up walking or using an animal such as a horse to move around.
This ship is a model of what
was used during the Middle Ages.