March 2, 2016 9:18am CST
If there's one thing that I've been depriving myself of, it's the time to travel. Even if I do travel, it's usually work-related, though somehow I have been able to squeeze in some fun while away from where I live and work. Last week, I went up in the air, hit the road, and crossed the sea to go to Bohol and Cebu, two of the most beautiful islands in the Philippines. I was not able to wander around Bohol because the whole time I was there, I was working. Though I really appreciated nature's wonders while traveling by land to the site, I did not even have a minute to take a picture of the hills at both sides of the road. It's okay because I had a great time in Cebu, nonetheless. But what I appreciated most about my little adventure was how I enjoyed traveling alone. I had to go on my own because we are all hard-pressed at work, that that week only a handful remained in the office. Most of us went to the field. I actually found traveling alone a liberating experience. In-between work, it was as if I was on a soul-searching journey. And I just realized that I find comfort in solitude. I don't know if I should be bothered by my new realizations but somehow I think that I enjoyed my solo flight only because it took me away from all the pressures at work and at home. I might do it again, but I don't know if I will do it many times in the future. How about you? Have you ever traveled alone? How was the experience?
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• Manila, Philippines
6 Mar 16
@SIMPLYD you should visit it my friend. it's really a sight to behold. though considering cebu traffic, it will take you 2-3 hours to go there. it's in sibonga, cebu so it's outside the cities, nearest city is carcar. you can buy shoes and chicharon on your way back lol
• United States
2 Mar 16
I usually travel with someone and have been to many destinations. 25 different countries and almost all of the 50 states in the U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii. I understand how you feel about traveling alone however, because you don't have to keep up with someone else and have the freedom to do what you want, for the most part. I have never been to the Philippines, but have a friend who is from there. Gandang Buhay!
• Manila, Philippines
2 Mar 16
lol! Gandang buhay = beautiful life! right. that's probably why i found it liberating because i only needed to take care of myself. wow, you should also visit the Philippines. we have world-class beaches here and one of the seven wonders of the world.
4 Mar 16
Yes, i always travel alone specially when i go to Aritao , Nueva Viscaya for a vacation . Though , because i am a nervous person , i didn't pursue learning how to drive a car . It will always be hubby to drive the car , whenever we go to our hometown . But usually i go there alone, so i commute . I admire you for having the courage to drive alone . I guess , i can't do that specially that it's a long distance one , even if i know how to drive .