Before I am thirty, (in 1.5 years) I want to travel to at least twenty different countries. So far I been to Canada, New York (America), France, Switzerland, Barcelona (Spain), Sri Lanka, Mumbai (India), Malaysia (East and West parts), Singapore, Melbourne/Sydney (Austrailia), Hong Kong and Manila/ Boracay (Philippines). I still have a way to go.
In approximately 3 weeks, I will be traveling to Japan and will be able to tick off another country on my list. Now this one is a big one for me. I have wanted to go to Japan since I was about 15 years old. Like few others it started from watching anime, playing Final Fantasy games and reading mangas. Shortly afterward I realised that the country is unlike the animes, it is something better. There is so much more to this beautiful country with its amalgamation of traditional culture with its fast pace city life. Even as it grows more modern, it holds on to their heritage. I have spent the past 3 months (from when I bought the ticket) planning everything. I have been spending most nights after work planning.
Over the years I have made excuses for not going. First, it was because I was busy with university (3years) then it was my second degree (another 4 years). I have made plans with friends but they always fell through. The timing was never right. A close friend of mine and her sister (youtubers: Awkward Brownies) invited me to go with them back in July. Due to work commitments, I was again unable to go. I was so jealous and wanted to go.
Then the thought came to me, what is stopping me from going on my own. I’m the only one getting in my own way. I had a moment of clarity and everything came into action. I bought a travel book about Japan and booked my tickets. Everything else pretty much fell into pieces. Now, I know that some do not believe in the Law of attraction or guidance from the universe but I have started to. I have started to feel that now is the right time for me to go.
I have spent the past 3 months (from when I bought the ticket) planning everything. I will be traveling out to Osaka, then to Hiroshima, Nara, Kyoto, Tokyo and around Mt Fuji. Please stay tuned for my upcoming blogs about my travels. I warn you, be prepared for all of my food porn pictures I will be uploading. Most of them will be on my Instagram account, foodndrinkpics.
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