Thursday, July 14, 2011

On travel

I have always had a passion for traveling. There is the excitement and uncertainty in going to an unfamiliar place. It's safer than moving. No long term commitment. You are just trying it out and see how it goes for you. After all, instead of its residents, tourists are actually the ones who would make time and effort to check out a place. The funny part is that I don't like to consider myself as a tourist. I don't need to go to the tourist spots, or snap a photo in front of the famous landmark. All I need is a taste of some delicious local cooking and the unique lifestyle. I have spent much time researching, or rather fantasizing the places I want to visit. Only not a year or so ago, I started making my way through. It has became an addiction. Planning out trips became the highlight of every new year.

Before, my career was the only thing that gives me a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. Now I have found another way. It is through getting lost in a place I have never been before, through discovering a hidden street garden, and through trying out a local dish. I want to write about these experiences as I go to places and share it with you. Keep in mind I was never trained as a writer. I could just be writing down the little voice in my head. But hopefully it will be some enjoyable reading for you.

P.S. B, thank you for the inspiration!

1 comment:

  1. Welcome to the blogging world. Looking forward to reading about your experiences!