Taps and Tips of Travelling…

Travelling is a part of my life as a hobby as well as a duty. Yet, I do realised that life must be balance. Thats why in every single time I go on for business trip – I always do fun travelling afterwards.

Been back and forward to the UK, Japan and Singapore – I got used to these 3 countries – from the way people socialised, language barrier and most important thing is…how to survived! 

UK and Japan are my total bittersweet – since Singapore is just nearby to my home country, Indonesia – so the culture shock is not be a dominant matter. 

Thus, from all those bittersweet memories and many lessons learned – I do endlessly shaping myself for who I am now and who I will be later on…

Being the youngest in the family means I always being recognised as the spoilt one – then at some point, I know I need to break that kind of impression. At that time – I was 15 years old, my first encounter that I had in my mind was to travel on my own. I need to let other people see that I’m capable to be own my on – that I can be independent at some point. 

And I made it! People starts to look at me as me – not as the youngest and spoilt one in the family.

Now…the taps and tips 🙂

~ Be social! Remember that you are not in your home country – its not them who shall adapt with you but it is you who must adapt to the country you visit.

~ Respect! Always say thank you, sorry and please!

~ Learn a bit of the language. If you go to Japan, at least you much know what is “hello”, “thank you”, “sorry” and “excuse me” in Japanese. People will appreciate you more than you know.

~ Beware! Perhaps in your native country, you can do anything as you wish – yet when you abroad, you should be more aware to your surroundings.

~ Be independent! Especially to solo traveller…remind yourself that you have no one to depend on. You are expected to be able to help yourself.

~ Be prepared! From travel itinerary, maps, transportation options, application on smartphone to medicine and appropriate clothing.

Last yet not least…you should be open at heart and mind 🙂
At least people will know when you are trying your best – as well as do not feel hesitate to ask for other’s help even as simple as asking directions.

Travelling makes you richer in terms of experiences – it is something that money can’t buy – money does buy flight tickets, hotel vouchers and entrance tickets – yet, experiences and memories are priceless.

Embracing the British Winter

Longing to embrace another winter season would be my best reason why I decided to come back to the UK this year – especially in December.

Nothing can beat the feeling of mine to touch the snowflakes *i wonder if snow will come in the UK*, to feel the winter breeze and especially just to wear coats, boots, mittens and muffler for the most right reason.

Most of my friends would say things like; “why winter?”, “winter is gloomy!”, “not enough sunshine” – up to the point…”i can’t put on my sexy dress in winter!” …
well me? i don’t care…i love the cold *Indonesia is full of sunshine and hot and humid…got enough of it!* – everything looks sparkle and festive!

well hello winter! 🙂

from here to anywhere in the UK

after 3 years since June 2010 – this is me…I am coming back again to the UK – especially to be back and stay for a while in the city of London.

i miss London,
as easy and as simple as I said it…i do miss London
– however, i am not as enthusiastic as when i had my holiday in Japan for 23 days – last March to April
hence…i do realised that i’ll be back in my 2nd home in the world.

what is the difference this time is that i will spend some days in the capital of Wales, Cardiff. I am really looking forward for that since I haven’t get any chance to visit any part of Wales when i was still living there.

Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour, lunch at Fifteen Jamie Oliver and take pictures with One Direction at the Madame Tussauds are some of my “to-do” itineraries in London.

Keep Calm and Carry On!