Monday, January 12, 2015
12th January 2015.
I owe you guys Istanbul Day 3 until Day 8 but I have been really busy lately, with finishing up my accounts at work and transferring to a new department.
I promise I will try to get Day 3 and Day 4 typed up and posted before I go off for my Hong Kong trip.
Yes, you read that right.
Hong Kong trip, end of this month with the family. It would be our first trip abroad as a family since we came back from Saudi (umra' trip) in Jan 2012.
Of course, my objective is Hong Kong Disneyland followed by shopping for bags and shoes (does not need to be branded, all I want is pretty).
I haven't really looked up where else to go, or made any plans because I have been tired and lazy (Dad is doing research) so if any of you have been there before do give some suggestions.
And if any of you know Halal places over there, that would be really helpful because I do not want to resort to eating Fillet O Fish burgers, bread, canned tuna spread and instant noodles all the time over there.
Anyway, I have realised that the travelbug has bitten me because it seems that I wanna go everywhere. My initial plan was:
Hong Kong in Jan with family.
Krabi in May with friend.
Seoul in November with a group of backpackers.
Greece in October 2016 with friend (Mama keeps going "Nope nope nopee").
But then, I can afford it but it will be killing any leftover savings because my travel fund = savings.
Mama even said "Imagine you fall in love and want to get married after buying your tickets." because its kinda the ... norm here for people who want to get married to completely devote their savings for the wedding.
I was like:
Nope nope nopee.
Ain't gonna happen. Ain't gonnna sacrifice my travel dreams.
Korea seems .. not do-able this year but maybe someday or with the family one day.
Here's to a year of savings and travelling and planning.