group travel pros and cons planning tips

Is group travel a good idea for you?

If you didn’t read this already, I spent around two weeks over Christmas and New Year’s travelling across Europe in a large group, with Yibo and his friends. There were 8 of us!!!

flamingo travelling group

It was my first time coordinating such a big trip, and my first time travelling with so many people, so there was a lot of adjusting to do and plenty to get used to.

Throughout the trip, there were many thoughts that crossed my mind, and I managed to come up with a few that might help you decide if travelling in a large group is a good idea!

group travel pros and cons planning tips

Let’s go! (or not?)

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why i don't miss school adulting

Why I don’t miss being a student

While I was still a student, I’ve always had teachers, family members, or colleagues telling me to cherish my time as a student, because I would come to really miss it when I enter the workforce. After being fed with these thoughts/advice over the many years, I inevitably found myself painting a dreary picture of my life after graduation.

Plot twist: I actually don’t miss student life at all.

I remember really struggling with school. In comparison to those days, I enjoy what I have now wayyyyyy more.

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Awkward conversations writer

Thoughts of a writer who doesn’t know what to say

I’m a writer, which means I write for a living. So why is it that sometimes I struggle to find my words? Perhaps I’m a writer of few words, or I just suck at conversations. Perhaps…

This is another post in this series of mine where I talk about some problems I struggle with, but not provide any solution because I haven’t really figured them out myself.

You definitely have someone like this in your life: Someone you can count on when you need an opinion or a reaction. Someone who always finds the words to describe what they’re feeling. Someone who can speak off the top of their minds, almost instantly.

And then there’s me.

hilary duff i don't know

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Thoughts of a self-conscious / awkward photographer

I am an awkward photographer.

I love taking photos. I’m certainly not a professional, but it’s something I enjoy doing and am passionate about. Especially while I’m travelling, I’ll never be seen without my camera.

I follow so many photographers and professional content creators on Instagram, and I truly enjoy all of their work! Sometimes I wish I could shoot as well as they do. But I’m also too awkward and shy to get the shots I want.

major ragretz.

Most of the time I regret missing out on certain photo opportunities because I was too shy or too self-conscious. And so instead of getting my shit together and stop being such an awkward photographer, I decided to share my awkward thoughts here on the blog:

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