This year, I may or may not travel. But who knows, because based on last year’s adventures I learnt that I was capable of making an impromptu decision. Just like when I decided to purchase return tickets for my then 7-year-old nieces, five days prior to flying to Jakarta … just because I wanted companions and most of all, I wanted to expose them to a backpacking adventure. That was in May 2015 and boy, we had a blast. Then in June, I contemplated joining my mom on a tour group to Beijing but I shrugged off hesitation and four months later, I found myself scaling up the steep stairs of China’s great wall. And three weeks after our Beijing trip, I packed my suitcase and took my mom on a suprise trip to London. You see, most of us have a strong desire to see the world and often, we hesitate. To travel (far or near) is to just do it because if you don’t, you will just be sitting and dreaming about travelling. But I also …
“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley It is never too late to travel solo. I started doing it just recently. After many years of contemplating and procrastinating, I flew to Denmark last December. I was nervous but excited at the same time. At the end of my three-week trip, I learnt that travelling alone is not a bad decision after all. It is okay to travel alone and be afraid of it. Along the way, you will make new friends and overcome fear one step at a time because you have no choice. If you are afraid of embarking on your own adventure, I hope this will help. You may also want to read travel quotes to inspire you to see the world. Personally, I love reading quotes. Especially on travel and adventure. Here are my six favourite quotes I found online 🙂
“At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour, but mood to moment. We live by currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun.” -Sandy Gingras, How to Live at the Beach
There comes a time in life when you just feel lazy to care about how you look or dress. You totally lose it. Been there, done that. It was not a good place to be and it was not a good feeling because it affected my life. I believe everyone should feel good in the morning to kick-start the day with positive attitude and mind. If you are not feeling it, then you should probably change your morning routine.
How does it feel to travel alone to a country where you don’t speak the language and know no one? And the only language you bring is your own? When I traveled in Denmark, stopping a random person on the street for help was easy. I didn’t face a language barrier because most Danish people and travelers or tourists I bumped into spoke English until I met Cecelia.