If there’s one thing I’ve learned from spending the past month in South East Asia, it’s that there is a lot more to the world than the ‘West’ lets on (and a lot more currencies). Even a degree in geography could not answer all the questions I have about these so-called ‘less developed’ parts of the planet.
I have contemplated starting this blog for a long time and so I figured that now I have at least a couple of half interesting things to say, this would be the perfect time to begin.
I won’t be clichè, or lie and say that travelling has been my dream since as far back as I can remember or since I was born, I was terrified of flying and hated leaving home. But, since starting high school, my only goal was to get out of Scotland and see more of the world. I was tired of being trapped in the same system where I felt I lacked talent and interest. There had to be more to life than feeling judged and ostracised, and having the same routine day in, day out. So, when I started univerity last year, I made it my goal to save as much money as possible and go anywhere I could afford. Luckily, I wasn’t the only one with this idea and so in February, half way through my second semester, Jamie and I booked flights to Thailand.
As the months went by, our trip became more and more of an adventure, adding Cambodia and Vietnam then finally Singapore to our route. As far as we were concerned, the more countries we visited, the better. I personally had no expectations, I was purely looking to explore new places and learn about the history and culture in other areas of the world – very fitting and helpful in terms of my chosen degree. Although, I was particularly excited for Vietnam.
Over the course of the next few weeks, I hope to transform this blog into a hub of my stories and interesting facts about the places I visited and how I planned this unbelievable trip. However, as I obviously won’t be travelling every day of the year, I’d like this blog to include aspects of my daily life and other bits and pieces. There’s no real plan, I’m not an expert in one particular subject, this is just a place to share my opinions and thoughts and is also a kind of therapy for me as I have struggled with myself for a long time now. I’m not seeking sympathy, I just ask that any negative comments are kept to yourselves. After all, there is no obligation to be on this page.
I’m very excited to be starting this after so long, thank you to anyone who might even be slightly interested. I have no idea what I’m doing so please bare with me!