The eyes of the girl sitting beside me had tear marks. Before I entered the immigration office, I saw her through the glass window, answering the questions of the immigration officer. When I sat beside her to fill up the form, I heard her asking the immigration officer if the travel tax would be refunded. READ MORE: About Me, Jona, the Witch It was my first trip abroad. My arrogance got the better of me: I skewered five countries in five weeks. I did not declare my full-time job and just presented myself as a freelance travel writer and photographer. […]
This is your most updated Cameron Highlands Travel Guide! I was the only Asian in the 4×4 jeepney. An Israeli couple traveling with their little girl Luna was an endearing sight. The morning air was cool. Everyone donned their cardigan or jacket. I wrapped the pink scarf around my shoulders; my wet hair tickled my arms. We were on our way to BOH Tea Plantation.
JUMP TO To appear cool and trendy is the wrong reason to travel solo.Mariel | Part-time Multimedia Arts Instructor and Freelance Graphic DesignerPauline, 22 years old, international NGO workerOther people’s mindset—warning you can’t travel alone because it’s not safe, especially for a young woman—can also affect yours.Don’t let anyone talk you down for doing anything because you’re a woman. Practice common decency, stay vigilant, and trust your guts and you should be good to go. How about you? Do you have a story to tell? If you are an Asian woman or POC woman who travels solo, please share your story […]
There’s nothing quite like the open road! It’s tempting to just get in the car and hit the highway, but road-trips are a significant investment of time and energy, and certain amount of planning can ensure you recoup that investment. Adequate preparation can also help maintain a positive state of mind, so you can both soak in the experiences and roll with the punches. So whether it’s a four-day jaunt with some college buddies or a four-month, bi-coastal trip from New York toSan Francisco, here are some things to keep in mind in anticipation of the next great adventure!