Never Turn Down The Chance To Travel Alone

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A drop of sweat dripped from my eyebrow as I prevented descending the next steep stairway. The Big Buddha was coming big and big as I continued to climb the last situated of stairs before me. A thick-skulled cloak of warm breeze comprised my entire mas, becoming me yearn for my water bottle which was dangling around my neck.

With each step I made, the weight of the water bottle felt heavier, merely moving me more determined to reach the top. Nothing could stop me once I got on this island, via the glass cable car where I clearly viewed the cliffs and trees under my feet.

The only thing holding me inside that cable car was basically a piece of glass. So, if I had already lived that , nothing could stop me from discovering the Big Buddha with my own noses. And I did, after the 100 th season I was grumbling to myself of how tired I was.

But then, all the weariness had vanished as soon as I reached the top. I turned around and saw how many stairways I actually had to climb to be on the spot where I was standing.

It was overwhelming.

Because I did it all by myself.

When I’m in a foreign country, something mystical happens inside me .

I put more trust in myself, because I’m the only party I can trust at that moment, in that specific plaza where I don’t know a being. I rely on my gut feeling and I listen to warning signs that I pick up from certain people. My hunch “ve never” disappointed me before. It is my guardian angel, gaping out for me when I’m having too much enjoyable and forgetting to keep my patrol up when it needs to be.

Traveling all by yourself is only one of the best occasions you can do for yourself .

When I first participated the endless display of cherry buds in full bloom surrounding me in South Korea, I couldn’t accept my gazes for a moment. Back in my own country, every time when I checked a cherry bud tree- I think back of that particular era, filled with ponder, grace, and new memories.

You begin to see- what was once regular and everyday to you- times of flashbacks from your undertakings. It can be a tree. A song. A type of meat. Or even a type of person.

It can even make you back years ago, leaving you reminiscing and sensitive bittersweet at the same day. Because you know you can’t going to go to those minutes, but are also aware that you formerly suffered them with all your awakened senses.

Traveling mounts your knowledge back to zero, even though you thought you had enough of it at first.

You are basically a little child in a strange plaza. Pushing yourself to ask strangers for guidances when Google Maps is extremely hard to unriddle. Stroking your taste bud when you are trying menu you have never even witnessed before. Stunning yourself with how much fortitude you actually have when you need to wait half a date for your next flight home.

Traveling gas your curiosity the moment you step on soil you have never named hoof on before.

When I examined down from the Great Wall in 2014, I supposed soldiers preparing to shoot their arrows, ready to start fight. When I stroked the ancient stones, I thoughts countless of beings putting brick after brick- dried up from thirst for the purposes of the blazing sunbathe, desiring nutrient and rest.

This weariness I find, after having descended got a couple of stairways to the Big Buddha was nothing compared to that.

Traveling manufactures you grateful. It acquires me grateful, when I go to neighbourhoods .

I’m hoping when people “ve talked to” me, they will tell other parties while targeting at me 😛 TAGEND

She is that girl.

That girl that vanished neighbourhoods.

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