This is a Travel Blog, this is not a Travel Blog.
This is a collection of 20 years of exploring, seeing things, living things, feeling things. This is a product of my curiosity, my passion to discover, learn, dare to see beyond what is said in the typical travel guides. These are my choices, the by-product of choosing to still sleep in hostel dorms in my grown -up years, taking the busses, trains and metros instead of taxis to discover the other side of the coin, choosing to spend most of my income on airline tickets, choosing to jump on a plane after a demanding work trip, to go hike some temples in Myanmar or discover a new island country that not many has heard of, instead of taking it easy at a hotel room, like most others would do. This is a result of not giving a damn when people say “but that’s crazy to take 12 flights in 10 days” or when people say “but you need at least 2 or 3 weeks in that country”. This is a sign of my energy to be able to take 12 flights in 10 days and the sign of my determination by never giving up on the thought of “better to see a country for a day than never”. This is the result of my obsession to get country points. This is me going on my own authentic way while most others take the road of slowing down, growing up, settling in, going on annual holidays to popular destinations once or twice a year, staying at nicer places. This is me not choosing to take those roads. This is a sum of “all the roads that I have NOT taken”.
This is thinking the cities, countries have their own soul and personality and believing that each time we visit a new place, we encounter a new affair or build a new relationship. This is also my eyes communicating with my soul, my thoughts touching my keypad, my desire to share, to connect, to reach out, to have an opinion rather than staying indifferent or silent. This is me choosing to be a traveler and an observer and not a tourist. At least not all the time.
These are my personal opinions. These are my 2 cents. This is a blog of an opinionated traveler collecting county points.
It has been an interesting journey. Not over yet, not until I collect all the country points in the world. Stay with me.
During a long flight from Auckland to Singapore, Nov 2017