The rain is pouring outside, and all I can think of is how wonderful it would be if I were caught up in 10 degree weather, the cold air brushing up against my cheeks, with hot chocolate and a warm fire waiting for me indoors. As much as I love the tropical city I’m from, I’ve been absolutely travel deprived over the past year. I can’t wait for something fresh in the coming months, and I think it’s time for me to plan some globe trotting.
I believe it’s best to travel when you’re young – fresh with energy, bright eyes that would consume everything it sees, paired with strength and courage to try the most exhilarating of things. It also works in your favor if you’re street smart and have a good idea of how the city works, including its railway systems and perhaps a bit of the language. My best trips have been when I was given the opportunity to explore and come up with activities on a whim. I’ve quite possibly only been on a tour while on vacation perhaps thrice in my life.
My favorite cities ? Hong Kong, Tokyo & London. There’s something fresh and energetic about them, and the food never fails. I love eclectic streets, I love robust cultures, and I love being able to immerse myself in some sort of short-term pseudo life as a local, even if it’s just for a couple of days. How about you?