Traveling is one of greatest things that you should do in your life. It gives me such a true happiness because during travelling, I get the total freedom of myself and continue living without any pressure or stress. I gain new experiences, insights and challenge my boundaries. It helps me to get know myself. I appreciate my time even more and be grateful for this.
Most Memorable Travel Experience
The most memorable travel experience was when I got lost in the mountains (It sounds silly). I had been climbing up and down alone for almost an hour just to find a way out from this place which I thought I was on the right path as I followed the signs. There was nobody and I was not panicked in that moment, probably because I enjoyed the weather and nature’s air until the more that I climbed, I got frustrated and worried.
Luckily, I saw someone a few steps in front of me. I was thinking, “oh man, at least there is somebody there“. Actually he also got lost. On the way when we were looking for a way out together, we discovered a number of beautiful views although we were tired. It was a great experience and I didn’t regret that I got lost. Otherwise, I would not be able to enjoy the beautiful views.
Learning From An Unfortunate Experience
There was once when me and my friends were crossing the road to buy some bread, when suddenly there were two people running towards us and snatched my friends’ phone. We tried our best to get back my friends’ phone and protect our own belongings. We shouted but nobody was helping, and we fought with them.
This incident happened in Europe, and as we know Europe has a lot of pick pockets and there was no use for making a police report. From there, I learnt to be more careful with my belongings, carrying them close to me. Don’t use a backpack if possible, but if needed, then carry it in front of you. Keep close to your belongings and hold your bag when you are taking the lift with a bunch of people.
Must Have Items For Any Traveler
If you ask me what items are a must have in any traveler, I will have a long list to list out. HAHAHA. As a girl, I have quite a lot of items to bring. It’s not that I overpack but I think that it is quite essential to have and it’s there when you need it urgently. Here is the list:
- Skin care, sunscreen, make up (for girl, YES)
- Sunglasses, hat, eye drop
- Inflatable neck pillow, power bank, headphone (especially in the plane)
- Tripod, Camera
- Phone Charger
- Water Bottles
- Day Bag / Carry on Bag
- Tissue, Wet Tissue
- Packing Cubes
- Universal Travel Adaptor
- Comfortable shoes and essential clothes
Travel Must Do’s For Myself
Yes, it’s I definitely have some must do’s. You must try their local food. If there are certain food that you are picky on, at least try a bit and get the experience. Eat like a local and enjoy the food.
Go to restaurant that you like and research on the recommended food to eat.
Do not miss out on the sightseeing part and attractions especially those must visit and iconic places. Spend some time in nature. Record the memories and take photos of it.
Hop on to local markets and shops. It is the opportunity to scoop up special items that will serve as a memento for your journey. Buy something that you like and cherish for years.
Last but not least, check out their night life!
Tips For First Time Travelers
The first thing is, please be careful with your belongings regardless of where you go, and even in the hotel as well. Lock your luggage if you feel uncomfortable. There are pick pockets and scammers are anywhere.
Don’t be afraid to be an adventurer, explore as much as you can. The world is beautiful.
Always check the weather before you travel and download offline maps. Be polite and respect their culture even if they don’t understand you due to the communication barrier.
Be smart and flexible on your itinerary, it’s the best way to adapt.
Celeste Chua – As an influencer, I manage my own personal blog and Instagram. I enjoy travelling and passionate in acting. Instagram (IG) is just like my personal journal, be it on IG story or IG feed. Hence, it makes me more active on Instagram. I have worked with various brands to share their products on my social media which not limited to beauty, food, and travel. There is also a time where I will take my time off to involve on filming project as well.
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