Diary Entry: Day 5 of my family holiday in Malaysia last year

Diary Entry: Day 5 of my family holiday in Malaysia last year

I just recently stumbled upon something I wrote almost a year ago before I went on my first solo trip. It's always so interesting reading something I wrote in the past because it's almost like I'm digging up old feelings or even watching a scene from a movie in my life. Sometimes it's embarrassing because [...]

17 January 2019 – Experiencing true solo travel: my first hike alone

17 January 2019 – Experiencing true solo travel: my first hike alone

Yesterday I decided to go hiking by myself and it was the biggest emotional roller coaster ride… For the past 2 weeks, I’ve done nothing but laze around…but even after one week…I became restless and missed being active. During the 2 weeks, I was waiting to find company to go do the hike… Nobody came. [...]

13 January 2019 – the power of having time to think         

13 January 2019 – the power of having time to think         

I remember before leaving to go on my trip to India and speaking to a stranger – he expressed how much he loved being on transport while traveling. “You get to just sit and think like a child ~ with no phone, laptop, or other thing to distract you. It’s something you only do when [...]

10 January 2019 – Working abroad with a language barrier ~ part of the fun or part of my frustration?

10 January 2019 – Working abroad with a language barrier ~ part of the fun or part of my frustration?

For the past week, I’ve been volunteering in Rio Das Ostras (in Brazil) at possibly the most unique hostel I’ve ever been in. The hostel feels more like a holiday house or mini-mansion. They have more luxurious private rooms than dorm rooms and it attracts families rather than solo travelers. I guess the most different [...]