I travel because I want to. 🙂

Travelling is a great way to learn something new, to discover something new about yourself, and basically a way for people to get away from it all.  And I enjoy travelling because…

I travel because I want to, I really really do. I was never given the chance to travel when I was in college, nor in high school, I’m not from a well off family, and travelling came last to our set of priorities. It’s always, food, house, school, bills, groceries, medicine, clothes, shoes, and then travelling. And even if I get to travel, it would probably be me and my family riding a van to Tagaytay, or Batangas. So basically I also travel because that’s the one thing that I didn’t get to do much of before.

I haven’t been to a lot of places, but I certainly am not the type of person who will give random excuses to not travel, hey, I have leaves that I can file. 🙂 I don’t earn that much, so I try to save as much as I can to travel, and I don’t care if my year ends with me saving less than what I wanted to save, or me going broke, at least I got to travel and enjoy this time of my life.

I also wouldn’t want to regret not doing this. 🙂 I don’t want to look back on my life, 10 years from now and say that, I had the time and the opportunity before to travel but I didn’t because I gave myself silly excuses not to travel. No, I don’t want to be that person, so I’ll grab each and every opportunity that I have to travel. 🙂

So while you are young, and while you have the time to travel, go ahead and do it. Travelling need not be expensive, but the things you will experience, the memories that you will have will be priceless. 🙂

I suggest that you have a list of the places that you would want to go to, sort of a 30 before 30 list, like 30 places you will visit before you turn 30. 🙂

Here’s my initial list of places in the Philippines that I wanted to go to (from my journal)
1. Intramuros
2. Baguio
3. Cebu
4. Bohol
5. Boracay
6. Cagayan de Oro
7. Camiguin
8. Zambales
9. Coron
10. Puerto Princesa
11. Davao
12. Ilocos Sur
13. Camarines Sur
14. Tacloban
15. Siargao Island

I marked the places that I was able to go to, but I still have 11 more on my list, and hopefully by the end of this year, I can tick off two more additional places on that list, Davao and Baguio.  And I’ll be creating a new list, inspired by the song Pilipinas, Tara Na. 🙂 There’s a lot of places to visit in the Philippines, so I’ll try as much as I can to explore each and every place that I can go to before I go off exploring a new country. 🙂

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