Taking a solo trip , had been on my mind for long so In the month of July last year, I went to Hongkong & Macau.
It was my first solo trip & for sure it was transformative & liberating.
I strongly believe that there are no co-incidences in life & little did I know that this would be a lesson in life for me & in times to come, I would be referring to this trip to deal with the upcoming situation in my life.
Though for many women, travelling alone to another country is not a big thing . But having been raised in an overtly protective environment, I for sure was skeptical .
And If you have read my earlier blog on Bintan open air sea plane , you would know that I deal with fear by just jumping into the situation & not thinking too much about it .So July mid ,even though it was off season & there was a typhoon warning on the dates of my travel , I just decided to go ahead.
16thJuly –Day 1- Lets step into the foreign land: So on the morning of my travel, my Uber took me to Changi airport. This was home ground & from Changi to Hongkong airport, it was travel as usual. After landing & collecting my luggage at the Hong Kong airport , I realised that now I have no other option but to move out of the comfort zone(one of the main reasons , I took a solo trip) & step into the unknown land . So ,first I decided to collect myself , catch my breath & fill up my fuel .
Hong Kong and Singapore are generally compared , for they are similar yet different . I kept doing that as well. So,My first impression of Hong Kong was that unlike Singapore, Hong Kong has great dessert options & since I felt little stressful(remember 1st solo trip), the first thing that I grabbed at the airport was a comforting pastry from the A-one Bakery , which was then followed by a meal .Once I had my stomach full , I picked up the Octopus card (used across various modes of travel ) & then grabbed the SIM Card.