Everything will be all right in the end. And if it’s not all right then trust me it’s not yet the end.

~ The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel [movie]

 

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How to find Normalcy while Traveling!

Sifting through my receipts and ticket stubs from my 2013 Epic Journey, I came across my movie ticket for “Life of Pi”. This little piece of paper triggered a landslide of memories and emotions…

It was February 5, 2013 – I had just arrived in the city of Valdivia from Puerto Varas in Chile. The last time I was in a town or city with a McDonald’s restaurant was Buenos Aires, Argentina on December 25, 2012. Within that time I had been to Ushuaia, Falklands, South Georgia Islands, Antarctic Peninsula, Ushuaia, El Calafate, El Chalten, Puerto Natales, Navimag, Puerto Montt, Chiloe islands, Puertos Varas, Frutillar and Ralun – they are all local and authentic to their location. However, that is at least 43 days without “city life” experiences, exposure to traditional North American style fast food, shopping malls or a movie on a big screen inside a movie theatre.

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Have you done anything Noteworthy or Mentionable?

Movies, similar to books and TV shows tell stories. Some are more thought provoking than others. Some help us with escapism. Some help us investigate new possibilities without leaving the comfort of our daily lives.

What if we are oh so comfortable in our lives that we do not realize that we are fading away into the background.

What if we are on the precipice of greatness but are too afraid to take the next step into the unknown.

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Traveling solo and stuck in an airport!?

Waiting for flight AK1801 in LCCT Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Waiting for flight AK1801 in LCCT Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

What to do when it’s midnight and you are stuck in an airport? Oh and traveling solo!!

Well I had such an experience back in April 2013 when I was heading to my friend’s in Singapore after visiting Melaka and Penang in Malaysia. I had a 5-hour layover in the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  For the price of the tickets with Air Asia, I could not really complain but what is there to do!?!

After arriving from Penang, I could either leave the baggage claim area and head into Kuala Lumpur, KL. However, it was middle of the night and I was a Single Woman. My flight to Singapore was at 5:10am. So it made sense to stay in the airport. Continue reading