It has always been my dream to travel. I, as a child, once dreamed of being a flight stewardess so that I could go places while earning. It was a dream that I know would never come true because my height would not meet the requirement. Another passion of mine which is science brought me to another direction in life. After graduating from the university and being the oldest daughter, I felt the need to earn money for the family. I was employed in a multinational company a few months after I received my diploma and although it is a large food company in the country, I could say that what I earn is just enough to help my father in providing for our family of 7. So definitely, traveling is not an option. Traveling is for the privileged individuals, I thought. I remember being jealous of my friends who can freely explore places as soon as they get their jobs after college and there I was, couldn’t even watch a movie in cinema because of my priorities in life. Too much of #adultingproblems. Continue reading “My European Scholarship Has Taught Me More Things I Could Never Learn In A Classroom”
It is no surprise that traveling opens a lot of opportunities to learn more about this world, the people in it, and the human being in us. It is a no-brainer that it can either make or break you. Traveling is my escape whenever I get frustrated with life or even getting confused with myself and life decisions. Solo travel has taught me to accept people moreover, let them go and spread their wings.
I started traveling because I wanted to see beautiful places and take beautiful photos like many others. I did not expect that my very simple desire to travel will open up to a much deeper purpose. From just out-of-town university outings to company team buildings to going out of the country to look for my biological father to going on leave to distress from work to finally quitting my job to jump into the unknowns, all these had led me to a person I am now. The person who now knows who to let go and who to keep. Continue reading “Long-Term Solo Travel Has Taught Me To Let Go But I Am Not Letting Go This Time”
Meeting deadlines, paying bills and plainly living a routinary life every single day can be really stressful. Let’s admit it! We miss the life of not worrying. We crave for those days when we don’t have to think about of our life responsibilities. The life when money isn’t such a big deal because you expect an allowance next week from your parents. A life when going home late is never a problem, not until your dad texts you, “Where the hell are you?“. How we wish we can just respond with, “In Hawaii, dad!” Hahaha.
On the brighter side, adulting makes you independent. It gives you the power to make decisions on where and what you want to do with your life. They say, “Money makes the world go round.” And maybe money can take me to a luxurious break while staying at one of those Hawaii vacation homes. Continue reading “Hawaii Vacation: A Dream Reward for Being an Adult”
If you’re bored of the potential stress of a big, convoluted holiday, it’s understandable you might look to strip things back. Your destination makes for the enjoyment, and so it makes sense for you to seek somewhere that’s easy to explore. Easy travel gives way to a stress-relieving break from our daily hustle. Continue reading “Where To Go If You’re Looking for Easy Travel”
The last few weeks of my journey were a combination of waves trying to go away from the scary ocean but always find themselves housing to diverse creatures. I somehow feel like my journey is coming to an end thinking that traveling alone for 10 months is enough and that I can not afford to continue. “So what now, Haze? Are you going back home? Are you ready? Do you feel excited?,” I asked myself. Continue reading “Going Back Home is Scarier Than Being Away”