I’ve been in Asia now for almost 2 months and I only have one month left. My plan was to stay in Thailand in Koh Tao this last month, but I changed my mind and right now I’m on my way back to Cambodia. Sometimes you just have to go with the flow. I hope I made the right decision and won’t regret it later on. I know I would have an awesome time in both places but there is something about Cambodia I can’t quiet explain. It’s cheap, the people living there are the nicest and the beaches are just breath taking.
Koh Tao is my favourite island in the world. I had a great time the first time I visited it and the second time it was even better. I have no idea what it is about this island, but every time you go there you just never want to leave. I was so excited to go back, to meet with some old friends and almost cried when it was time to go back to a boat to Bangkok. The atmosphere is so relaxing, chilled out and there are a lot of things you can do in the day to make your days fun. A piece of my heart will always be on Koh Tao, I want to go back as soon as possible because I miss it already. Each time I go there I am the happiest girl in the world, but when it’s time to leave it gets harder and harder. I can imagine myself living there long term and maybe someday this dream of mine will come true.
Travel bug bit me a long time ago. I love to travel, meet new people and explore new countires and cities. Every time I come back home from trips I am already thinking about what the next one will be. Looking for a cheap flight tickets just became a daily thing. If plane tickets would be free you would probably never see me again. For travelling you need money, but it is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. I learned so many new things while I’ve been travelling around the world, It changed me as a person. It opens your mind, you start to think differently and you start to appriciate little things in life. You learn that material things are not the most important. I realised that when I saw how modestly people live and are still happier and kinder than most of the people I know back home. All I need here for living is in one backpack. All together around 15 kilograms. At home I have a room full of clothes and other stuff and I still feel I don’t have enough.
If I could turn back time I would start to travel earlier. After high school. You have to do it while you are young because once you get a job it is almost impossible to get a longer vacation. I met a lot of the people along the way travelling and working at the same time. Some of their job just sounded so amazing. When I come back home I want to find something similar too. I know this will be a mission impossible, but It doesn’t hurt if you try. Maybe I get lucky.
When I booked my ticket, 3 months of travelling sounded like a lot of time. Well, I am having so much fun that days are passing by a rapid speed. There are so many places here I still want to see. That is the reason I am seriously thinking about changing the departure date on my flight ticket. Friends back home are all telling me that winter sucks and nothing is going on. And 1 or 2 months more in Asia don’t really make a diference. I still want to settle down, find a job and ‘grow up’ when I come back, but I think maybe It’s not the time yet to go back home. I still need some time to think and figure out what I want to do in my life. And there is no better place to do it then here. I miss my family, my cats, my friends. But I’ve never been happier in my life then I am now. Just thinking about it puts a smile on my face. And if the happiness can last a little bit longer, why not take the chance?
Don’t live the same year 75 years and call it life!