So this is turning out to be more physically exhausting than I initially thought of. As you all might know I am traveling with my parents to Thailand and Singapore taking them, to all the bikini laden beaches and to the countries with women wearing either mini mini skirts or maxi burkha gowns.
These both countries are surprisingly amazing mix of few totally opposite cultures. Sunni Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and then the more progressed ones that are Christians.
It has been amazing to see how such huge percentage of women work in so many different fields. Working shoulder to shoulder to men in all areas, earning livelihood.
Physically exhausted of all the walking in Singapore, my brain still is on auto pilot, watching everything trying to grasp all the cultural, geographical and all kinds of things going around me.
I also cannot help but relate to so many things such as how local communities evolve and progress according to how touristy the area is. #phiphiisland #krabi
for example are so similar to #goa
in India. The economy evolves and flows around tourism, everything gets expensive and still there is a big scope for bargaining your way to 30-40% discount. I'd say pretty neat!
Well that's it for now, coz I can go on and on, if you have any questions on how I am managing my trip in super tight budget still having all the fun, leave your questions in comments and I will be happy to answer.
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So while I wait for my next flight to depart, I will let my mind wander. Is it really that difficult to bring family with you if you are a broke solo traveler?
Ya right, someone like us, born and brought up in a classic middle class Indian setting, I know what you are thinking but just hold on to your horses for few mins. Before I dive into my thoughts and puke them out, just think for a min. Our parents, yes the working middle class mother and father who spent all their lives, thinking about daughters dowry, son's education and job, their own house and a tiny little car have the same amount of dreams stuffed into little corners of their heart as much as yours.
I see a lot of young generation, neglecting their parents' tiny hints on bringing those dreams to life and it breaks my heart.
Why have we changed? What are you so proud of? Your sweatless earned money which you got paid for, by looking at news paper on your computer screen in an air conditioned workplace? I am not at all apologetic for coming of strong here btw.
Perhaps you murmured that right, it is all about priorities. But how does one manage to keep budget in check? How does one manage family's expectations? Would they understand our conundrums?
It is just easier said than done.I have my own family to take care off, I don't have time, I don't have leaves, blah blah blah.
I say, it is all about courage. You got to be courageous to accept some inconveniences. You got to say no to something's in your busy life, to be able fulfil some buried dreams. There is no better time than now. Take them out before they are too old to enjoy the little joys, let them laugh and play at that beautiful beach destination which you wanted to go only with your spouse. Let them be amazed at those tall buildings, let them be tired of those journey's coz there is a joy in that too.
So when are you taking, your grey haired, tired parents your first family you ever saw, for journeys of their lifetime?