At last!!! I’ve been waiting for this travel since last year. This is my first time to travel with my ‘True Friends’. These are my friends since high school and for the past few years we’re the ones who has been there for one another. And this is our first out-of-the-country travel! Yeeeaaaay for us!
Planning this was so easy! Maximize the apps in your phone like Traveloka and Klook. They still have the lowest prices for hotels and activities. Also, it helped that two of us have already visited Hong Kong. This was my fourth time already. Why did we choose Hong Kong? First, tickets were on sale! We got ours for only Php 4,000+. Second, no visa required. Third, it’s a good country to visit for first time travelers. Lastly, Disneylaaaaaannnnddddd.
Like any travel, there are some realizations that hit me during this one. First and the most important one, positive thinking comes a long way. Days before our trip, it was raining hard in the Philippines and I knew that rainy days have also started in Hong Kong. We would always talk about “What the weather would be like when we go there?” I would always answer positively even though weather forecasts would disagree with my statements. “I bet it would already be sunny when we get there!” or “It will not rain, promise!”. Lo and behold, it didn’t. Weather forecasts said it would but it didn’t. Actually, it was so sunny already during our 3rd day there. I have always believe in the power of WORDS. So, the more you speak negatively the more it will happen. So why not speak positively?
Second, everyone is different. Travelling within a group? There’s always gonna be some ‘hassles’. But that’s alright! It’s natural. Why? Because you have different personalities. Different preferences. Different temperaments. Everything, especially if it’s your first time to travel, will be a case of trial and error. What works and what doesn’t? Just remember to keep your CHILL.
Lastly, enjoy. With our fast-paced life, we somehow forget how to enjoy. Especially the small things. I’ve enjoy this travel very much because of my friends. I’ve enjoy the food. I’ve enjoy how we use their public transportation. I’ve enjoy the long and exhausting walks. I’ve enjoy the humid weather. I’ve enjoy all. It’s just a matter of how will you look at these things. Will you choose to just simply enjoy them or to find fault in all? Because you’ll always find one! Enjoy the exciting moments as well as the down times. Enjoy the loud as well as the quiet. Enjoy the ‘going to’ as well as the ‘going home’. Just enjoy.
So there, dear readers! Next post will be on what we did and how we did it. Cheers, to more travel.