We travel not to escape, but for life not to escape us
I'm not sure whom that quote belongs to but it had stayed in mind for a while since the meaning of that simple sentence rings so true in my heart. I looove traveling. I'm not used to, when I was in junior high school, I used to hate it because I have to talk to strangers all day everyday (I was an excruciatingly shy little girl). However, as I grow older, prominently since university days, I fell in love with traveling. Evidently, I'm still shy, but I don't hate conversations anymore, even just casual convo with someone I barely know, now actually kind of fun.
Anyway, back to the topic, people assumed they need some sort of escape from their daily life and doing so by going on a vacation. Which is not a bad idea, but for me, I feel more alive than my normal day-to-day schedule when I'm on a new place that I have never been to. I meet new people, I gain knowledge of culture and history of the place (I like history, by the way), inhaling different atmosphere, and all in all, it adds a little something in my life. You are never going to be the same person when you go somewhere new; almost like an upgraded version of you.
So I do encourage all of you to try plan a vacation amidst your packed schedule. Find next year calendar to figure out long weekends and take a leave for an extended holiday. Go book that airplane ticket to Paris or anywhere else in the world. And obviously, find the best hotel that suits your wallet. You can try comparehotelprices.co.uk to find an extended choices of hotel.
The website is very user-friendly, you just typed what city you're going to stay and the dates of your holiday. The prices in the above photo are in Rupiah, which is my home country currency. I believe the currency will adjust according to your country. There is also a "Refine Your Search" where you can choose what kind of hotel you want. I like at least 3 stars . . . I always find one or two stars lack the hygiene standard that I need and that is crucial to me.
But anyway, thank you for reading and I will talk to you again in my next post :)