“I’ve learnt over the years that the only way to get anywhere in life is just to notice what other people are doing, hear the gremlins, feel the fear and do it anyway. It never gets any easier but to keep on doing it is the point. What are you really proud that you made happen in 2014, despite the gremlins? And what will you do anyway in 2015?”
When I thought about travelling and was trying to pick places I zeroed on on South East Asia. Thailand, Cambodia, Bail. I also decided to start a blog about my travels. If you type in Thailand and travel blog into Google you get 90 million results. No joke – 90 million. When you read a few of most well known blogs you’ll see that Thailand is so over. People who consider themselves savvy travelers will tell you it’s one big tourist trap. Nothing like Thailand 10 years ago when they first visited. Even worse when you tell people you’re going to Bali their first reaction is to say “Ohhhh you’re doing Eat, Pray, Love like Julia Roberts?”
Now I hate following trends. Maybe it’s the rebellious teenager that lives in my head but the minute I see everyone jumping on the bandwagon I want to run in the other direction. What’s the fun of new experience if you’re the 20th person in an assembly line? I actually reconsidered my trip. Tried to look for a different places or something unusual and off the wall. It all lead me back to the same conclusion – this was the trip I want so this was the trip I’m going to take. No matter how many others have done it, no matter how touristy it may be, it’s new to me and an experience I want to have so I have to forget everyone and everything else and do it anyway.
This post is a response to Kat Mcnally’s Reverb14