Colors of the Wind (Pocahontas)
“Every rock and tree and creature has a life, has a spirit, has a name.”
All places and things have a story. Traveling improves your knowledge about history. When I was studying, the word “sundial” is just another term to memorize for identification part of the test. Now that I’ve seen one, I was able to appreciate it and learn how to use it.
“But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger. You’ll learn things you never knew.”
Instead of putting yourself in someone’s shoes, why don’t you put yourself in someone else’s traditional costume? Trying out the Hanbok (Korea’s traditional dress) made me feel that I’m a Korean. It made me giggle to try what “Jang Geum” of Jewel in the Palace was wearing. (Not to mention the 200 likes in my profile picture. Hihi!)
A whole new world (Aladdin)
“I can show you the world, shining, shimmering, splendid!”
Don’t settle in one place for too long. The world is a wonderful place to explore. It is shining, shimmering, and splendid! You’ll never know what you’re missing. Don’t just be the “liker,” be the “uploader” of the #travelgoals.
“Tell me, princess, now when did you last let your heart decide?”
Stop waiting for Friday, for summer, or for someone to invite you to travel. As a millennial, you have the money and energy to travel. How long will you wait before you start traveling? How many signs do you need? Let your heart decide!
“A whole new world, A new fantastic point of view, No one to tell us no or where to go or say we’re only dreaming.”
I believe that solo travelers experience less hassle. We can move at our own pace. No one can tell us where to go or what to eat. We have the full control of our itinerary. Traveling gives us freedom and a sense of independence.
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“Can it be, I’m not meant to play this part?”
I was happy with my job in the Philippines. I was a teacher in an international school. The only thing I don’t like about it is the lack of compensation and time to travel. When I was in the Philippines, I can only travel on holidays. I left my job to earn more and travel. If you’re not satisfied, go! You’re not a tree.
A dream is a wish your heart makes (Cinderella)
“Have faith in your dreams and someday, your rainbow will come smiling through.”
Being a Filipino, it was my childhood dream to experience snow. Going to Nami Island is like hitting two birds with one stone. I was able to see the place of “Cholo and Jodie” in Endless love Winter Sonata, and I was able to experience snow!
Part of your world (Little Mermaid)
“I’m ready to know what the people know, ask ’em my questions, and get some answers”
While traveling, I’ve learned to be confident. I’ve learned how to ask people for directions. I’ve learned a new language. Don’t be afraid to interact with other people. They can educate you.
If you can dream
“There is a world where hope, and dreams can last for all-time
A wondrous place to go, you’ll know it when your heart finds”
If you can dream, you can make it. Don’t let your dreams just be dreams. Make it happen. Petite France is the nearest place where I can experience Europe. Few years from now, I’ll go to Europe.
Mother knows best (Tangled)
“Mother knows best, listen to your mother. It’s a scary world out there.”
Listen to your mom, when she says that you should put your money in different pockets. Listen to her, when she says that you must learn how to cook your meal, and wash your clothes. Listen to her, when she says that you have to sort your clothes before washing. Listen to your mother! Trust me. I’ve learned it the hard way. LOL. If you feel lonely or lost, your mother is just a call away.
I can go the distance (Hercules)
“I am on my way, I can go the distance, I don’t care how far somehow I’ll be strong, I know every mile will be worth my while”
Traveling isn’t a problem if you’re in a relationship. My boyfriend and I don’t live in the same country for a year now. It may seem hard, but distance isn’t a problem if both of you are committed. The relationship is more than physical; you can experience a deep level of emotional intimacy. If you can survive the distance, you can survive anything together.
About the Writer
Karla Obispo is a solo traveler who values experience rather than comfort. She’s a native of the Philippines and a graduate of Development Communication. She left her teaching job in an international school to travel and teach around the world. Although she has a poor sense of direction, she doesn’t mind getting lost and exploring new places. She lives curious, dreams plenty, and loves whole. She’s fond of taking selfies and OOTD’s in tourist spots. She visits one tourist spot every week. Follow her blog and adventures on Travel with Karla.
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