“Some journeys can be traveled alone. If you need to wait for someone else, you’ll be waiting for the rest of your life.”
Even years after she was gone, I can still hear my Mom saying that. I was molded to be independent, brave, and courageous even when I have to decide and do things on my own.
I remember doing the same solo backpacking back home but that was different because people speak in the same tongue and we can understand each other. But this time, going to a foreign land, with nothing but my wits and will, how will this turn out? Well, it turned out to be what it should be – amazing! And I cannot stress that enough.
My history class back in college has always inspired me to visit countries, especially those that have a long and complex history and cultural traditions. For now…
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