2012 was my stab at travelling. I mean, it’s actually my first serious attempt to be serious at it.
Maybe it’s the influence of others. Maybe it’s my own eye-opening moments. Maybe it’s when I worked at an airport for two weeks and met wonderful travelling people that brought me to the conclusion that I wasn’t made to sit in an 8-hour job.
So OK, I have an 8-hour job but I travel every now and then. Plus my job has its own travel perks. So my conclusion proves well.
Plus, all the apostles I so dearly look up to were travellers themselves. So I know I fit in the picture just perfectly.
I not only almost finished my “things to do” this 2012, but I also met lots and lots of beautiful people that changed my perspective on travelling.
My UN list is mostly done. Maybe I lack 20 more countries in my “list of friends from such and such country.” I now have a friend on almost every possible country I dream of visiting in the future so it’s cool. (Haha, I wish!)
The thing is, I don’t want to attempt at making a melancholic look-back of 2012, but I can’t help but be very very thankful to God about every place I went to.
I’ll just make a quick list of memorable things I did this 2012.
People: Who’ll forget the music scenes amidst the ashes and blistering sun? Of course, who’ll forget the amazing Vietnamese people I met that became really good friends? Plus the crazy Pinoys that went with the package?
Unforgettable: Dzan puking. Haha.
Clark (Hot Air Balloon)
People: My friends met my other friends. The Philippine Air Force! Cool insider perks but awful blunders of not using them well.
Unforgettable: Getting inside the forbidden places in Clark Airfield.
People: My beloved Russian friends. Meeting funny Aussies who like cliff jumping the weird way.
Unforgettable: Cliff jumping with my best friend.
People: Church people! Nothing beats going places with those you’re in one spirit with.
Unforgettable: God’s movement in our satellite church there.
People: Met new tricycle drivers and cool new people.
People: Spending quality time with my beloved mentee.
Unforgettable: Upgrade to business class! 1 hour tour!
People: The warmest Mongolians. The coolest American engineers!
Unforgettable: Leaving my mark in every Mongolian land space possible by throwing up every hour!
People: More Church people!
Unforgettable: The heart-pumping ride at the cliff.
People: Intimate moments with my photo buddy, one of my closest high school friend and her fiancé.
Unforgettable: Mornings by El Nido beach.
Bolinao & Alaminos
People: Office peeps!
Unforgettable: The public shower.
I am not yet done. I still have a couple of places in mind that I haven’t conquered yet. And since I have not made up my mind on where to go exactly, I’m just hoping God will lead me to more exciting places this year.