Meanwhile, almost a month has passed since my departure. However, that month feels like three days. Time goes incredibly fast here. January is coming to an end, and I can’t believe that means I’ve been travelling alone for a whole month. I can’t even understand it’s January because the temperature never went below 30 degrees for a single day. But I can tell you that things are going well here! I don’t know where to start if I want to tell you about the past 16 days. Being initiated by a monk, teaching music to children, walking around Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh, Phnom Penh, and many other places, sunrise at Angkor Wat or sunset at Petronas Towers is just a small selection of what life brings me! Luckily for you and myself, I’m already a little better at posting my daily videos. That way, not only you can keep track of where I am, but I can also keep track of when, where and with whom I spent which day. I have not yet had time to process the days; for now, life, experiences and everything together is one big unreal absolute dream.
Did I say travelling alone somewhere? You can split that word into two parts because we all travel here as one! Every day, even in the most remote places, we travellers find each other for a day, sometimes several days or sometimes just for an hour to spend time together. Eating something together, going for a drink, sitting on the bus, visiting things or just lying by the pool is what we do here every day. And we don’t take into account what you look like, where you come from, why you are travelling alone or any other strange subdivision. The moments that we are alone here are also the moments that we consciously choose to be. When you have had enough of the small talks or can no longer tell apart the ten people you met that day.
Oh yeah, did I tell you about the cold showers in the hostels? Or about the people who turn on the light with the necessary noise in the middle of the night? Or maybe the hostels where the cockroaches are on the floor? The long uncomfortable bus journeys? Or the backpack that you sometimes have to carry around for a whole day in this warm weather? Absolutely not! Life is too good here, so we’re happy to take those things with it! 🙂
Love you all xx
See you soon. Yentl.