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My Scholarship entry - Seeing the world through other eyes

WORLDWIDE | Sunday, 22 April 2012 | Views [124] | Scholarship Entry

One day I read National Geographic magazine and read an article about alone traveler. Since that time, my soul get fired up and I can’t wait to have any adventures as an alone traveler.
My first adventure as alone traveler is my trip to Gili Trawangan, Lombok, Indonesia. Along the journey, I met another travellers and shared our own stories. One of the most dazzling story for me is when I met a couple of old Holland traveller when we’re going to enter the ship to Gili Trawangan. “We’ve ever got here when we were young, and we want to see this place one more time before we die. When we saw the beach here, it feels like the time brought us back to the past, and we feel forever young,” It’s so damn sweet, and this is their very reason of travelling.
But what’s mine?
Not finding any reason yet, I continue my trip. When I was snorkeling on the beach of Gili Trawangan, I was in the same ship with a lady, a traveller from Japan. Get bored, she take a big decision, she ask for 2-months-holiday to her boss. She tell her boss that she would quit if she was not permitted. finally her boss let her go.
she said, “I tired of my life. Working everyday was really killed my time. I envy to any people like you, who can go anywhere as you want. When i’m travelling, I feel freedom like a bird. Balancing life, that’s why did she do travelling. Cool reason.
But what’s mine?
Everytime they asked me back, I can’t tell any reason. I realized that I need great reason like another traveller. and until my trip back from Gili Trawagan, I met two guys who alone traveler like me on the boat and I ask them a reason.
“Come on guys. We're not alone in this world, Look, there's so many people here. now I'm talk to you, Last night I get party with another guys, and this night I'll dinner with someone else. Why so scare? We just don’t need a reason for have fun". Ah, I finally get the answer, we just don’t need a reason. Thank's guys :)

Tags: Travel Writing Scholarship 2012

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