I never traveled alone. My parents didn’t allow me to. Of course, when I got married, Bernard has to be there. Things may change, however, in a few months to a year.
A few hours ago, out of the blue, we talked about India. A number of friends discouraged me from visiting it. It didn’t help when I was doing research I came across plenty of “bad news” for tourists. Anyway, it then led to backpacking, which I really wanted to do for a very long time. He made a good point: if you truly want to know the culture, you have to learn to live their ways.
So I thought, “Why don’t I take the challenge?” And I’m dead serious.
Right now I’m already running a few options in my head:
If you haven’t noticed yet, these are all Asian countries. I don’t have a lot of moolah to sustain myself if I travel farther. Besides, I think these places will still allow me to work, so I get to immerse myself in their countries while I don’t end up really broke once I come back.
I know this deserves a very thorough consideration and back-and-forth thinking, but this is definitely one of my priorities for my Big 30 Project.