“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

The smallest steps taken can transform our life's journey and move the riverbed of our dreams to create new and fertile imaginings that grow into new connections, beliefs and friendships. Life is a series of small journeys that pull us into the people we become. Each journey creates our ultimate destiny. Whether the journey is like a bit of comforting diner food or the intense deliciousness of a pastry, embracing and owning each moment means we never let time pass unlived.

Launch into Hong Kong

I am dedicating this blog to all the ladies and men who are basically never been out of their homes most of their life. I can say that because I am, too. Traveling is messy, yes but it’s fun. Meeting colorful personalities and eating strange items that have fascinated and repulsed you is amazingly rejuvenating. Going somewhere without a map, asking local residents for help is a great way to immerse yourself in the culture.

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This all began with a simple trip to Hong Kong with my aunt. China is beautiful, but being surrounded by people speaking a foreign language was daunting. We were afraid to leave the hotel. What if we took a wrong turn or followed directions incorrectly! I envisioned wandering China into the night having no idea how to get back. When I ventured out, my worst fears came true. After receiving detailed directions from my aunt’s friends we took off to see some of the sites. After taking a left instead of a right, we ended up in front of the wrong bus stop. Fortunately, I found that missing a bus and having to pantomime to a sweet couple who helped us connect with the next bus was terrifying, but a bit freeing. My fear of getting lost and been holding me back. Now I felt a lot more comfortable venturing out of our hotel.

This is not to say my relative and I didn’t experience the drawbacks of traveling. A brief experience with bedbugs. (I know…Yuck!) and ordering food off a menu I couldn’t read, did dampen my spirits a bit, but the weird looking seafood turned out to be edible and the bedbug bites healed. There were quite a few times when we got lost, looking for the same subway station over and over or that shopping market that was supposedly just two blocks away.

You simply cannot be shy. Lost? Simply ask for directions. Hungry and feeling broke? Try that cheap food stall across the street. The idea is that you have step out of your comfort zone and enjoy the new experience.

 

Traveling on a Budget? Visit Vietnam

Vietnam is a stunning spot. In one minute you can be in country towns where the general population live and fish, reaping rice and following old customs. The next minute, you’ll be encompassed by tall high rises on a busy road where merchants offer newly-made snacks and dinners. Surrounded by the aroma of delicious food and the sounds of the marketplace things never appear to stop.

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This is a photo I sent home to my friend in Bend, Oregon. Looks a tiny bit like the Deschutes!

Vietnam is bound to astonish you with its enthusiastic urban communities and dedicated wide open spaces. Rich societies you have never experienced are here in full force, even as present day advancements and innovations keep on growing inside the bustling urban communities. In fact, Vietnam resembles numerous nations in its battle to bring both innovation and convention together. Nonetheless, in light of the fact that the two are still moderately separated, this allows you to appreciate extravagance housing while you visit the whole banquet of Vietnam’s culture. From magnificent urban communities to rich, open wild, Vietnam has something to offer everybody.

In the event that you would like to begin your journey by absorbing the energy of a city, visit Ho Chi Minh City first. It is still prominently known as Saigon to local people, and it is the biggest city in Vietnam. For more than 300 years this city has existed, gradually yet clearly expanding upon itself with more up-to-date and more upgraded structures and advancements, which permit you to see road sellers along the corners with customary carts next to smooth bistros that serve top-of-the line drinks. It’s a one of a kind blend of shops, houses, and even workplaces. Exhibition halls and hundred year old pagodas still remain there today.

For something somewhat more laid back, attempt Nha Trang. Palm-lined streets and present day lodgings blend with extravagant manors and sandy shorelines. You can unwind in your room, on a gallery, or on the shoreline itself. On the other hand you can visit the Oceanographic Institute and its astounding aquarium and after that go visit the Lang Son Pagoda.

The Mekong Delta is a humming center point of movement where a large portion of Vietnam’s rural yield originates from. This is genuine Vietnamese society where individuals live on a portion of the little islands and produce coconut sweet and nectar. Can Tho is the greatest city in the delta and is famous for it’s drifting business sector.

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Hanoi has been the capital for over a thousand years and bears the marks even today. It has weathered wars, intrusions, and then some, yet it hasn’t surrendered. Hanoi is overflowing with life, from youngsters on bikes to families going down the streets. You’ll locate a one of a kind blend of French and Chinese here.

 

Regardless of what you choose, make time to visit more than one spot during your visit since Vietnam has such a great amount to offer.

Enid Glasgow is a travel essayist who as of late went to Vietnam.

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About Me

Hi, I am Tina Aversly. I am thirty years old and still single. New York dominates my world. I love living in a 24/7 world. You wouldn’t think I would crave excitement. I have great friends. Ana, my crazy friend who will drop in at any time–think Elaine on Seinfeld. Yuka, my friend I meant in a literature class. Or Shelby, who even though he is not ever going to have biological children of his own (wink, wink) loves to give me dating and relationship advice.

When I was given the chance to travel to Hong Kong with my aunt to reconnect with her old friend, I did not hesitate to put work on hold, throw my clothes in a bag and head for the airport. As a wanna-be travel blogger, I am going to take this opportunity to launch my first website.

It is called Journeys because all of life is a journey, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a long and boring ride–like traveling the interstate. It can be short intense excursions full of excitement, problems and challenges that help us recreate ourselves into stronger and more exciting beings.honk kong buddha

I hope you enjoy my first plunge into the splash pool.
I am dedicating this blog to all the ladies and men who are basically never been out of their homes most of their life. I can say that because I am, too. Traveling is messy, yes but it’s fun. Meeting colorful personalities and eating strange items that have fascinated and repulsed you is amazingly rejuvenating. Going somewhere without a map, asking local residents for help is a great way to immerse yourself in the culture.

This all began with a simple trip to Hong Kong with my aunt. China is beautiful, but being surrounded by people speaking a foreign language was daunting. We were afraid to leave the hotel. What if we took a wrong turn or followed directions incorrectly! I envisioned wandering China into the night having no idea how to get back. When I ventured out, my worst fears came true. After receiving detailed directions from my aunt’s friends we took off to see some of the sites. After taking a left instead of a right, we ended up in front of the wrong bus stop. Fortunately, I found that missing a bus and having to pantomime to a sweet couple who helped us connect with the next bus was terrifying, but a bit freeing. My fear of getting lost and been holding me back. Now I felt a lot more comfortable venturing out of our hotel.

This is not to say my relative and I didn’t experience the drawbacks of traveling. A brief experience with bedbugs. (I know…Yuck!) and ordering food off a menu I couldn’t read, did dampen my spirits a bit, but the weird looking seafood turned out to be edible and the bedbug bites healed. There were quite a few times when we got lost, looking for the same subway station over and over or that shopping market that was supposedly just two blocks away.

You simply cannot be shy. Lost? Simply ask for directions. Hungry and feeling broke? Try that cheap food stall across the street. The idea is that you have to approach a local and ask. Once you get that hurdle out of the way, you’ve covered at least fifty per cent of the mental trials you are going to get through