If I had unlimited budget and off days, there is only thing I want to do: TRAVEL! However, I am not gifted with a huge bank account and I have only a dozen paid leaves from work so I try to balance both. Yes, it can be very challenging at times as there are magnificent places, expensive airline fares and a constantly shrivelling bank account.
Traveling to a new place is very exhilarating and it is one of the best feelings in the world. However, just like everything else in this world, nothing lasts forever and a wonderful vacation must one day end.
So, how do I cope in between travels?
Rediscover your city
I am currently living in Singapore and although Singapore is smaller than my hometown, Davao City, there are still a lot of things to discover. So, if I’m bored out of my wits, I take my camera, stroll around the city and take pictures. After 3 years in this city I am amazed that there are still lots of things to discover so take the time to look at your own city with a fresh pair of eyes. Who knows what you might discover in its nooks and crannies? You will be pleasantly surprised!
I have always been a lover of literature and when I am not doing anything worthwhile during my spare time, I catch up on my reading. I love fiction and non-fiction and I am especially interested in books about World War II and Hitler but I am also a lover of the classics such as the works of Leo Tolstoy and Jane Austen.
I grew up on movies and I love watching films of critical acclaim and commercial success. I do not have a particular preference; I watch shallow feel-good movies and Oscar-worthy performances with my chocolates, popcorn and chips. Nothing beats movie marathons on a lazy day.
Plan your next trip
Having too much time in your hands need not be boring, there are many things you can do while you wait for your next adventure and one of them is to plan the next trip or trips. Use the time you have to get to know your destination and to make a list of all the places where you can go to; the food you can eat; and the activities which you want to do.
So, how do you cope in between travels?