5 Things I’m Looking Forward To
1. Explore Local Markets
You can really get a feel for a country or town by visiting the local markets. This is a place where you are guaranteed to find scores of locals being themselves. Here, there are no false smiles, nor forced happy faces. What you see is what you get, and more often than not, it’s the real thing. I absolutely love to meander through the stalls, sample different types of fruits and vegetables, and make small purchases to enjoy after my visit. I’ve only been to Caribbean markets, so I can hardly wait to see what those in Asia are like!
2. Gaze at Architecture
I’m not a pro, and as a matter of fact, I am far from it. However, I have an eye for nice architecture, whether they be in the form of modern skyscrapers, fancy buildings or ancient ruins. These works of art, are some of the most striking features of a place, which lets me know for sure that I am far away from home. I am rather easily impressed, so I know that finding lots of fascinating buildings to photograph won’t be a tiring task.
3. Be Adventurous
I want to step out of my boundaries. I’m not sure exactly how this is going to happen, but I know for sure that most times, these experiences are never planned. I’m looking forward to having a go on the Gmax Reverse Bungee in Singapore. It may not be the most pulse pounding experience, but I’ve got to start somewhere. Any ideas?
4. Making New Friends
I’ve never stayed in hostels before. This will be my first time booking, locating and sleeping in a hostel. I think it’s going to be quite the experience, and I am determined to enjoy it for what it’s worth. I look forward to meeting people from all over the world, and to hear the many tales I’m sure that they have to share! Seeing that I’ll be traveling alone for a bit, new friendships will most definitely be welcomed.
5. Taking Public Transportation
When traveling on a budget, public transportation is a must. Taxis are usually insanely expensive, unless you’re in certain countries such as in SE Asia. Therefore, I’ll be attempting to ride on public buses with the locals and trying to get around on the metro alone (something I have never done before). This will test my inner traveler, and I can’t wait!