|Scenic Sagano Train Ride at Arashiyama, Japan|
The older generation of people used to share with us that we shall work hard and earn lots of money when we are young. When we grow old, the money will enable us to enjoy life and travel the world. My philosophy of life is actually exactly the opposite. I think all of us shall see the world when we have the health and physics to do so. We may have the money to travel but our bodies and legs will let us down at certain stages of our life.
I remember very clearly when I visited the Great Wall of China many years ago. The whole bus was overjoyed when we finally set eyes on the magnificent structure. I was determined to climb a section of the Great Wall which would take me to a hill top and a breathtaking aerial view of the surrounding. Almost everyone had left the bus apart from these old couple who huddled together at the back of the vehicle. "Are you coming down to join us?" I asked them. The old man replied me: "The weather outside is too cold for us. Our frail bodies will also not allow us to climb the Great Wall." These words still rung clearly in my ears and acted as a good advice for me to do things whenever I have the abilities and capabilities to do so.
|Charlotte and Japanese Gal|
Bonding & Learning the Other Sides of Your Family and Friends
|Tet, Bayee & Paulo at Terrace of The Leper King at Siem Reap, Cambodia|
|Dad, Mum and Paulo at a Thrilled Ride at E-Da Theme Park at Kaohsiung, Taiwan|
Another good example happened during our trip to Taiwan together with my aged parents. I had included E-Da theme park at Kaohsiung for my daughter but was worried that my parents would be bored. But how wrong I was to be. They (especially my father) thoroughly enjoyed their day and took on the challenging rides whenever they had the chances. This was something I did not expect to see from them.
Knowing Where and Who We Are
|Children playing at a ruined temple at Siem Reap, Cambodia|
Taking Well-Deserved Breaks
|Alison and Charlotte at The Fisherman Wharf, Macau|
|Sweet Family Photo taken at Umeda Sky Building at Osaka, Japan|
So what's your reasons to travel? Do share them in the comment column :-)
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