It is no secret that Australia is such a laid-back country. During my Sydney trip, I experienced the relaxed atmosphere first-hand. It was a much needed hiatus indeed!
Melbourne, although also a part of Australia, had a different feel, in my opinion. There seemed to be a more sophisticated air amongst the people who lived in this city.
Last March, I had the privilege of going back to Australia. I had an amazing time during my previous holiday to the Land Down Under that I could not wait to come back.
This time, I spent six days in the wonderful city of Melbourne.
When I learned that there were several hiking / walking trails here in Singapore, I told myself I would go to as many of those as I can. I’ve been here for 6 years and, so far, I have been to…a few of them.
A few months ago, I went on my first official solo trip. By solo travel, I mean traveling alone and staying in a stranger’s home. (I’ve been to Kuala Lumpur for a short trip three years ago but I don’t count that as traveling solo because I stayed in a friend’s flat.)
“Expect the worst. Hope for the best.”
I recall one professor telling me this many years back. Though this quote may be too pragmatic for an idealist like me, it is actually useful in some situations. Like traveling.