I’m about halfway through my “gap year” and so I thought I’d update you on my upcoming travel plans, and just life in general. As you’re reading this I’m in London, where I’m staying for a few days to enjoy one of my favourite cities in the world. Then on Sunday I’m off to Morocco! It will be my first time on the African continent and I’ll be there for 10 days, with a friend.
I’m excited to experience the Moroccan culture, which I think is different to anywhere I’ve travelled before. Visiting Morocco has been on my bucket list for a while, so I’m excited to finally go! Of course I’m also a little nervous; I haven’t been able to avoid the blog posts warning young Western-looking women about potential harassment. However I try not to let it get to me; I know to be careful, but at the same time am aware that such posts are based on personal experiences, which don’t have to mirror mine. I’m always aware, careful and intuitive on my travels, so this will be no different.
After Morocco I have a quick pit stop in The Netherlands (three days to be exact) to unpack, do laundry, repack and then I’m off to Paris. Paris is another destination I’ve always wanted to go to and it worked out perfectly for me to visit in March. I found a very cheap flight to Singapore from Paris, so I decided to book it and head there a few days beforehand to explore. The last time I was in Paris was when I visited Disney Land when I was 10, so exploring it on my own this time will be a bit different I think.
After Paris I’m heading to Singapore, like I said above. I’m excited to be around my family again for a little bit, and I always love spending time in Singapore. While I’m there I’m going on a family trip to India; it’ll be my third time in the country and I’m excited to see a new part of it!
And after that my schedule is blank. In the past this would have freaked me out, not knowing what I would be doing in a few months, but I’m actually really happy about it. I’m looking into going to Indonesia on my own, but nothing has been set in stone yet. I’m not letting myself plan too far ahead; instead I’m “going with the flow”. It’s been a learning process, and I’m nowhere near very good at it yet, but I think it’s a change for the better.
Regarding the rest of my life, I’m currently adopting the same “go with the flow” approach. I’ve applied to some Master’s programs as a option for the future, but I haven’t committed to anything yet. I’m still trying to shape my life into what makes me most happy, and I think part of the process is giving myself time.
Watch this space for travel stories and other exciting content!