For some reason my calendar is full of things-to-do with unmet deadlines. I really wanted to make 2012 as the year for me to travel but it didn’t really work out. I was not really disappointed or anything because I figured that if it is to happen, it will in good time.
November of last year, Cebu Pacific had a P7 seat sale for all international flights. At that time, I had my eyes on Cambodia as my first overseas destination. But that didn’t also work out. I was quite disappointed because I know it was probably the cheapest that the price would go for that specific travel period. After some discussion, my friend and I decided that if we ever come across another seat sale, we would no longer hesitate to book a flight. She further suggested that a trip to Thailand is much easier for first time travelers like us.
As for this book, I saw this guidebook in Booksale on the first of January and it only sold for P65! That particular bookstore has often had travel and language books for France, Hawaii and other destinations but it is the first time for me to see one for a South East Asian country.
I thought to myself, “If this is not a sign, then I don’t know what is”. I immediately bought the copy, took a picture of it and posted it on Instagram.
Then, after 8 days, another seat sale was offered. It was not as cheap as the one we saw before but somehow, I realized that one of the reason it has a taken me this long to go out and travel is the fact that I am always looking out for that “perfect time”. So after consulting my travel buddy, I closed my eyes and clicked my way to Siam!
It’s amazing how this book has become some sort of a good premonition for me us. I’m not sure if the law of attraction was in the works or the universe is conspiring for me to be where I should be in a few months time. Although, I figured my own decision and willingness to take the plunge also had much to do with it. Either way, I am really happy 🙂
In less than 40 days, I will be in Bangkok and out of my usual comfortable nest. Although it’s only for four days, I can’t describe how excited I am at the prospect of having this particular adventure. I haven’t really finalized our itinerary for travel but reading about it in Travel Advisor and other travel blogs has been an exciting experience on its own. I surely look forward to writing about my first overseas adventure^^
I recently had a conversation with one of my professors about travel and he left me this quote from St. Thomas Aquinas,
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
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