A Tale of Three Islands

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“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” — James Michener

As many people who have been reading my blogs all these times must have noticed, I took some times off blogging. The main reason is, I have so many things to do in the real life. The other reason is the fact that I asked some professionals who have been reading blogs for some years to review this blog of mine. More about this second reason will be shared in the next blog. For now, I want to share why I started this blog with the quote above. Because after traveling to three islands in the beginning of October 2011, Penang – Singapore – Bali, I am reminded of what I learned back in March 2011 when I went to Medan – Penang – Lake Toba for the first time.

That a tourist and a traveler are not the same!
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On Writing a Travel Journal

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What is the best part of traveling to you?

To me, it’s not about how many cities I can later ‘pin’ on a particular app and show them off to my Facebook friends.

It’s not about how many picturesque photos I can take on a journey either.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s wonderful to be able to visit places and bring back some memories captured in a set of pictures.

However, the most important part of a journey to me is the people I met along the way. They gave me incomparable lessons about life.

 

Some even managed to change me.
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