The Travel Tag

Nurul a.k.a Wolvestruck tagged me for her The Travel Tag about a month ago so I thought I'd give it a go since I have some free time now. So hey ho, let's go?


✿ What made you start traveling?

History! I love learning about the history and culture of the cities I travel to, and how it co-relates to the history of my own life and culture. I also enjoy bumming at beach destinations as well, so these two are the reasons why I started travelling: History and The Art of Bumming. THE THIRST IS REAL YOU GUYS

✿ Where was your first plane ride to?

My first plane ride was on Garuda Indonesia to Indonesia when I was 11. My parents wanted to visit relatives so we took a flight out to Solo before continuing our journey via bus coach to Pacitan. That first experience was riddled with bad bumps and too much waiting but I dare say that was the moment in time when I fell in love with flying as a form of transportation - I'm one of those fanatics who would totally take a plane from Tampines up to Orchard Road if she could. Yes, I am that sort.

✿ Where have you travelled to that you would love to visit again?

Maldives, fo 'sho! My husband and I said that we'll go to Maldives for honeymoon once so we can concentrate on travelling to other destinations during our lifetimes but we didn't count on getting hooked!!! We harbour dreams of returning to paradise on Earth someday. In the meantime, you can read about our honeymoon here.

✿ What are 3 of your must have travel items?

My iPhone, my Canon Powershot G16 and my awesome Muji neck cushion, duh. (If you count passport and credit cards aside lah)

✿ Window, isle or middle seat?

Window seat for the win, yo. I loooooveee the parts where the airplane ascends and descends so I try to be by the window as much as possible. I find the feeling of going up into the air liberating, and I always feel fuzzy and relieved whenever the plane touches down on the ground. It's always a good feeling to know you've arrived at a new destination or knowing that you are safely and finally home :)  

✿ What place is on your 'places to visit next' list?

So many! My husband and I have marked USA and South Korea as our next travel destinations, but he has been trying to float the idea of possibly going for Scandinavian and Tokyo trips as well. Gatal.

✿ Where would you travel just for the weather?

Anywhere in Europe, when it's transitioning from summer to spring! It's cold and lovely but you still get a little sun, which is the kind of weather I dig to the core of my being. I had a fantastic time in Europe during that period last May, and would kill to be in that sort of weather again. Except killing is a crime so I shall just relive my feels by re-reading my Eastern European holiday here aje lolz

✿ Do you have an interesting 'I'm lost' story?

Are you kidding me? Control freak me? Getting lost? While on holiday? Salah orang lah beb.

I am the most non-adventurous traveller ever so my major trips were arranged by travel agencies = minimal risk of getting lost. As for the trips I've DIY-ed, they were Southeast Asian trips where it's easier to move around in. I also triple check all my sources and bring along every helpful guide known to mankind whenever I travel so... mana ada time nak sesat, bradder.

✿ Where would you travel to just to eat the food?

Anywhere in Thailand for authentic Thai food! I am nuts about Thai food and as much as there are decent Thai food in Singapore, nothing can beat their true blue tom yam masam goodness! The food I've tried in Australia and European cities were interesting but unfortunately bland for my spicy Asian tongue.

Fun fact: I don't bring along chilli sauce or sambal on my travels because I personally feel that doing so would beat the purpose of truly experiencing other cultures' cuisines. 

✿ Is there a place you would never go again?

I wouldn't say I will never go to a destination ever again because every single travel is a form of memory and learning opportunity, right? Maybe I'll have to change my answer to this if I ever travel to a place filled with rage and hatred in the future... which I hope never happens.

✿ If you could take one person with you to travel who would it be?

My husband! We complement each other in every aspect of our lives, and travelling is no exception.

Also, he is excellent with maps, directions, managing budget, trying out new cuisine and meeting new people - best travel companion ever.

✿ How do you pass the time on the airplane?

One of the things I love about taking flights is the fact that I can have a movie marathon! I'm not the sort who says "I look forward to sleeping on the plane!" because I don't. Not even when I'm tired prior to the flight! I try to go as long as possible without sleeping because I really want to cram as much movie watching as I can.

✿ Are there other people whom you think would do this? 

Dear Dyan, ElziiiDistrict Diana, Jangan Panic & Living With Nyna! Everyone else is free to do this too :)

4 comments

  1. I also love Thailand's food! The duck, the pad thai.. *slurp!
    I'm glad I'm heading to BKK soon! Anw, thanks for the link up!
    Will link you up once I've figured out how to make mine presentable :D

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    1. Pad Thai is my absolute favourite!!! First tried it in Bangkok sometime in 2008 and FELL IN LOVE. And I think it only cost me SGD1.50 or SGD2.00 for a super full plate??? Nutsssss

      Have fun in BKK, babe!

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  2. Hey, Farah great post. I have been following your post for the past few weeks and I must say it is really interesting. Thank you for introducing us with Nurul (Wolvestruck). I always had a great time reading your blog posts.

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    1. Thanks! Your blog is a great read as well!

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