Once upon the time

… I threw myself out of my comfort zone. For the first time in my life, I traveled alone – trekking to the jungle – completely escaped from the world. Then I soon realized that was the best choice ever I’ve made for myself.

I planned to make this trip nearly a year before departure date, and I planned to go with my almost-marry boyfriend who finally broke up with me for another girl.

With a broken heart, I decided to go alone because this is the thing I need to do for myself – the destination, the journey, the experience. If I keep looking for and waiting for the right companions, I can never make it at all. So that’s it, if you want to do something, move your butt!

Pick up my backpack, book the hostel, make friends, step out of the comfort zone, and enjoy the life!

My 3-day trip is trekking to the jungle, exploring the cave system which one of them is the second largest cave all over the world, climbing through the hills, swimming through the caves, staying away from the world with no phone signal for 3 days… And yet have you found that is the most exciting thing you want to do?

Let me show you

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Are you ready? Let’s rock the jungle!

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First camp site. This is my bath tub! This first night we slept in the cave, on the hammocks!

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Second camp site. This is my bath tub again! This time is way better, I even had a little-natural-water-fall spa. It seems small because it’s pretty far from the place I took this picture. The small water fall is approximately 7m height I guess. There is a huge cave on the left side on the water fall, I will show you below

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This is the view when I stood on the rock at the entrance of the cave. The little blue and orange area on the right of the picture is our camp site.

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Dinner in the jungle! Yum yum 🙂 We had prok ribs, fried eggs, stir fried vegetables and rice. We also had watermelon and mango as desserts, and home-brewed rice wine!!L1030528

Second night in the jungle – we slept under trees. No need electricity. You got the full moon and millions of fireflies like stars. Until now sometimes I am nostalgic about those nights.. Yes I miss them 🙂 no shampoo for 3 days, my hair was dry like straw. It was super hot all the way in and out. My skin was tanned so much more (love it). But despite all the tiredness, sweatness, mosquitoes and insects, etc, whenever swimming through the cave and enjoying the marvelous beauty of nature, I know it’s worth at all!L1030638

Entrance to the second largest cave in the world – En cave!

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This is the exit way of En cave!

Then the next day I treated myself well by spending the whole morning at the 4-star resort with their $2 coffee with milk while waiting for my flight back home! Super cheap!!L1030829

That’s how I started traveling alone in order to make sure this world still has good people and to see the amazing world around me.

I’m sure I am the luckiest girl in the world. In the whole trip, I met the most kind-hearted people you ever wish for when traveling alone, from the tour guide to the porters and others. The day I spent in the city after the tour, I met the couple owners of the pub, and they showed me around the city, invited me their home-made lunch and even brought me to the airport!

You see, when this door closes, definitely another one will open and show you how beautiful this world is!

Cheers,

Boo

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8 thoughts on “Once upon the time

    1. Dạ, con mới đi chơi 7 ngày về. Con về cũng gần nửa tháng rồi. Đi tới nơi cũ với nhóm bạn mới, cứ hy vọng là niềm vui mới sẽ xoá luôn cảm xúc cũ. Mà đi về còn ngổn ngang hơn lúc chưa đi. Con nghĩ tới lui thấy những chuyện tình cảm rồi cũng phai, rồi có ngày con nhìn lại sẽ thấy tất cả những thứ hôm nay sẽ buồn cười vặt vãnh. Vậy nên con không biết viết gì. Hihi, nhưng vài bữa nữa con sẽ kể lại chuyến đi của con, đảm bảo toàn hình đẹp lung linh, dù toàn hình con xin của bạn, vì máy con chụp dưới nước quá xá xấu 😛

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        1. Dạ, cảm ơn cô. Con lại quảy balo đi một mình, kết bạn mới 😛 chắc mọi chuyến đi đều đáng đi dù là đi nơi cũ hay mới cô hen.

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