How does it feel to go abroad for the first time?

@reco13 (605)
Philippines
January 27, 2010 10:44pm CST
Going abroad for work or for vacation is really an exciting experience. I was really excited when I first gone for vacation in Macau. It was indeed a good experience. I had fun. I started comparing it with my country. Of course I still love my hometown but it feels good that I meet other people and know how they live their culture. I also have gone to HongKong last year for vacation. We had fun! Especially our Disney Land and Ocean Park adventure. I really love travelling and I would dream to visit European countries next time!
28 responses
@myramae19 (667)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
I was 20 years old when I traveled for korea to work. And I would say that was my fun experience ever., I worked for two years, I love the weather, especially when its fall season, I love to walk at night every rest day. I love the food, and I even wore the korean traditional dress " hanbook " Most of the korean are kind hearted, hospitable, very friendly. I love to travel, but I think its impossible now, because I'm already a mother, I can't leave my son. I can't imagine my life with out him by my side.
• Philippines
29 Jan 10
Hi myramae, good for you. You don't know how I long to travel in Korea. I hope I can work there also but I heard that they have a very low currency. But being able to visit the place is just enough. Hopefully in the future. You are sooo lucky.
• Philippines
30 Jan 10
No, the salary is quite big, its 5x more compare to the minimum wage here in our country. you can apply through EPS employment permit system, I heard that there will be an exam this coming may.try to visit poea forum, there's an open forum there about eps korea. www.poea.gov.ph/ Good luck to you and happy mylotting.
@colydf (913)
• China
20 Feb 10
I have never went abroad before. I really hope I could go abroad for vacation some time. Just imagine the delicious food, the beautiful scenery, the diversified culture, I am so excited. I also want to go to a small island. Because I think that would be a lot of fun.
@airasheila (5456)
• Philippines
29 Jan 10
Good day to you. When I had my first time to go abroad for work, it was a mixed emotion. I was so sad thinking that I will be living and working so far to my family. That it will not be so easy because I am always with them since I grew up. That I was the clown that gives them a funny tricks to make them laugh. However, on the other side, I feel happy, that is, when I sent them a package. The package that was full of things and foods that we cannot buy in our country due to its expensive price, that, I was able to bought it here because of its cheaper price. That when they received it, they were so happy that somehow, they can taste the food and at least possess some of the things that they aspire to have. And because they were happy, I was more happy then. That, I was able to give them these things. That, I told to myself, I will try it more harder to earn in order for me to send them again other things that they longin for. This is the first time feeling that I felt. Good for you, because, the one you have is for vacation.
• China
29 Jan 10
I did not get the chance to go to abroad,I want it so much.maybe next year I want to go to Italy for a vacation.To enjoy a different culture.
@jolspor (55)
• United States
29 Jan 10
Like many of the above, my first stay abroad was for study. Before departure I was imagining a whole new world for me. After staying for a while, I just felt I should've cherished everything and everybody in my family. Because there is no one really care about you except your family members. Anyway, the experience abroad is good for life. Enjoy it!
• China
29 Jan 10
I am a student and it is a pity that I have never been overseas.I think that should be a very exciting experience.I hope to go abroad for vacation after my graduation.So right now,I should try my best to practise foreign language and I can communicate with other friends better at that time.
@visalusha (132)
• Australia
29 Jan 10
I came to Australia two months before.I got married on august. my husband is working here in Aussie. He came in september. After proceeding the procedures for visa and other things I made my journey on november 18th. There was no one to give me company.First I was really afraid a bit because it was my first travel abroad. I have to change flight in the middle.one flight from chennai to bangkok and other from bangkok to sydney. I had good company from chennai to bangkok for three hours or so because I was able to meet people from my place but from bangkok to sydney it was very difficult for me to get through the time. The only thing I had in my mind was I was going to see my husband after two months or so.This made myself prepared a lot to get through my journey safe.
@allknowing (86817)
• India
29 Jan 10
I am now a veteran traveller having travelled extensively within my country and several other countries. But my first foreign visit was to Singapaore although I did go to Nepal but I had gone there on official visit. Singapore was for a holiday and I was all excited to see the malls, clean roads, well decked up shops as it was xmas season and my first shopping for chocolates which I simply love.
• Philippines
29 Jan 10
wow! the first place I gone abroad is in Macau too! Then after a month I went to Dubai...Anyway, the whole trip was surreal for me, I couldn't believe I was there. I didn't enjoy as much as I hope I would, because I was with my spinster aunt, unlike the other group who I think who had a blast coz she's with her friends. I think the best company for us to explore the world isn't a spinster aunt but with friends. ^^ lol
@cripfemme (7710)
• United States
28 Jan 10
The first time I did it was a little tricky. I was going to this conference in Japan but the funding agency couldn't buy my ticket until after the conference. They said it was some nonsense about what would happen if they paid, and I didn't behave well? I was offended. I may occasionally be arrested for civil disobedience, but I've never behaved poorly at a conference. Apparently, this is some sort of commonplace thing that non-profits do. I guess a lot of people who get scholarships to events don't behave well. That's sad. It makes it harder for those who know how to act right. In the end, everything worked out. That is, until I got to Japan and found out my wheelchair was on the tarmac in New Jersey. They had to ship it over by itself the next day. It's a bit disturbing when you enter a country and people come on the plane looking for you. My assistant was like, "What did you do?" I told her I didn't know and for a second I was wishing I had memorized the number of the American embassy in Japan. But, it was nothing like that.
• United States
28 Jan 10
After I finish college I receive a job offer to work abroad, I move to New York and life has been good since then. At the beginning is very difficult because everything is very different and new, and there is a period of adjustments, but I think it is a very good experience that makes you stronger and more understanding of how people live and think in another countries.
@maximax8 (31192)
• United Kingdom
28 Jan 10
My first trip abroad was when I was a child. I was young when I went over to France with my family. I noticed the different style of buildings like the ornate looking town hall. I loved seeing the beautiful coastline. I liked hearing the different language which was French. I saved up money from my paper round and went to Greece with my mom when I was 14 years old. It was exciting going on a plane for the first time. At age 17 I went to the Netherlands with a friend. It was exciting to go on the ship over there and explore Amsterdam together. I traveled around Europe by train when I was 18 years old and that was my first taste of backpacker hostels. It was magical to go to St Lucia in the Caribbean when I was 19 years old with my mom. I fell in love with the tropical scenery. Wow! Now I am an experienced traveler.
@cloud31 (5810)
28 Jan 10
First time I travel abroad i feel nervous,i don't know what it feels like will it be easy for me to adopt myself where i am going to? It feels like i got no one to ask for rescue as i know nobody there, and i have to stay alone all by myself.But now traveling for me is so much fun.
@metong (655)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
going abroad for the first time for me is exciting co'z i can visit another place or country and also i can meet diff kinds of people, but sometimes lonely because i'm away from my family. i went to iraq last 2005 and i enjoy working there because my co-workers came from diff countries.
@mareeh (266)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
it's really exciting especially if the country you're visiting has a lot of places/things not found in your country. You'll feel like you're somewhat different but then it's a good and rewarding experience to able to see other places in person not just in pictures or in television.
• India
28 Jan 10
I never had been to abroad....but i think going abroad is always exciting....... I will try to so abroad for spending my holidays... later in my life.....
@illfavors (592)
• United States
28 Jan 10
It's exciting, and scary and fun all in one. It's a new experience and when you leave your home country, you get to see it from a different perspective when viewing how other countries live. It is a great learning experience and you will never forget it.
@lasjohan (78)
• Indonesia
28 Jan 10
I feel just normal, only in immigration to many check, I don't like it. Waiting the flight if get delay. I think better stay at my place, enjoyed.
• India
28 Jan 10
I am still waiting for that day when I will be going abroad. That would be definitely an exciting experience. I would wait for the day to come however in my own country there are lot of places I can always visit. We often like things we have not seen or experienced but truth may be far from facts. I would love to go many places in my country. let's see, when can I plan those days. Wish that would not be too far. God is not that cruel. be Happy and Spread Happiness.
@bianca89 (129)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
I don't have any experience yet..but home sicked is the enemy I think ^_^