travelling my heart's out

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1. Posted by vange (Budding Member 43 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I haven't imagined that i would be so excited and frustrated at the same time. I also can't help to be impatient, and frightened by the thought that i won't get to realize my plans for this year.
I'm going to leave the country as soon as i can. i am so excited by the fact that my will is so uncompromising that i will move mountains to make it happen. But, a little glitch remains, finances. Of course, im not the only one suffering from this reality. Im thinking of going abroad and work there temporarily, i don't know, maybe i get to like to stay, who knows, im just dying here to set my foot outside my homeland. This year i'll make it happen.
another concern is, i need a companion, my friends have other plans. Obviously we can't seem to arrive on a common goal. Anyone out there, who is interested to work, travel, and study, and who will risk to join me, let's talk.
Whatever happens, i'm adamant to see the world asap. Being a not-so-first-time traveller, more of a neophyte, suggestions are very much welcome. I'll be starting in a clean slate here. Thanks in advance.

2. Posted by sally8585 (Full Member 64 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hey vangie,

I know how you feel, I seriously have the travelling bug at the moment! you know when it's just time to move on! Where were you thinking of going?

3. Posted by AlexT (Respected Member 245 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Idon't know what your plans exactly will be but if finances are an issue why not see Asia. You can quite easily and cheaply get from Manilla to Kualar Lumpur with Air Asia and from there you can get a great deal of travelling done around Asia overland quite cheaply.

Anyway... good luck with it all!

4. Posted by vange (Budding Member 43 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Thanks fellas. :)

I have asia in mind (hey im an asian). I have thought already that I'll be going around singapore, thailand, vietnam this april. but on the second thought, i'll just be back to where i am after weeks of travel.

My goal is, i intend to work to sustain my daily living overseas. What will happen is that i'll be quitting with my work and start a new, to embark in a global experience.

My idea is not just travel, but to stay grounded for months. The priority is to study, I would like to blend well with the environment / culture where I would be staying to maximize my learning.I just believe that familiarization goes beyond a few days of staying there as a tourist. Volunteer work appeals to me a lot, but my academic yearning takes precedence. I will work and study, and travel is part of the package.

I feel so overwhelmed thinking about all of this thing, but I know i have to start somewhere. I know this is possible..

My current employment promises security, which i believe does not fit with my personality. I do not mean it as bad, rather, life is too short to spend with routinary tasks. My inner self beckons me to go beyond as I can. This idea, im sure, goes with other people as well. Only now that I got to realize the spark present to people who want to make a difference.

In any case, i know opportunities come everyday. Im still living as i used to, saving as much as i can, then i'm off to go --- before this year ends.

By the way, alex, i've been to Kuala Lumpur last year. The decsion was last minute so i have to dish out for the the regular fare. worst, i wasn't yet familiar with this community, i could have asked some help. But what is important there is the experience i gained. It opened my eyes with so many realizations.And im grateful for that.

Regarding my preferred country: I'd like to start in Europe, any country there. Of course, Im still asian at heart, and philippines will always be my home. But as they say, you can't really appreciate the true value of your place of origin unless you leave. Just like the beauty in nature, the view of totality requires distance from the object.

Thanks so much again for replies. Regards.

5. Posted by SeeTheSky (Full Member 558 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hey vangie, i hear ya man.
I think that you are doing something all people should be doing. following their heart, their dreams. so all i can tell ya is just go for it, no matter how much money you have or if you're alone. i travelled alone for my first time, and i didn't have much money either. I had an amazing time, an experience impossible to describe in words. in fact its almost better that way becuase you need to find your own way yknow? figure out where you stand, when out there in the world, with nothing but your own potential. Besides, you meet so many people, so many will come an go that you really don't feel alone most of the time. Go for it man, all you have to lose is your fears and doubts.
Take care

6. Posted by vicks (Full Member 88 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

hey vangie
I decided to go travelling over a year ago now and I finally leave the end of this month - but at the start I had the same problem with no-one to come with me. My friend finally decided to come - but since my trip is getting closer and closer, I now have several fiends that are considering coming with us - even at this late notice. I also have friends meeting me at certain destinations. Because it was so long ago that I decided to go, so many things have changed in the meantime with my friends and they are more available to do things. So my point is, don't work around someone coming with you travelling - organise your trip and most likely one of you friends situations will change. But if not, you can always go by yourself - I was going to if it came down to it.

7. Posted by vange (Budding Member 43 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

hey, i appreciate the support. many thanks.

my foot is itching to just go for it. if things didn't go as plan, i think i might settle with studying a short course in any of our neighboring country, just to get the feel of being a foreigner in a foreign land, although not so much foreign, being in asia and all - still close to home.

Im still keeping my fingers cross, calling all the deities some where out there to help me find my way to europe.

Cheers to everyone.