“Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” – Cesare Pavese
My name is Aileen, you can call me ayy and I am a 25 year old Torontonian studying Masters of Science in Health Informatics.
A couple of my hobbies include Dancing, Working out and Exploring the world. I have backpacked and explored different countries throughout the years but I was inspired to make a travel blog by my family who would like to know my whereabouts when I make my big move to China in September 2016. However, I was going to be travelling to other places before then, so I thought I’d make one now and let you know about my experiences during my stay at these places.
I would also like to touch base and answer a few questions you guys might have in terms of traveling and also how to get the funds for it (in layman’s term, how to travel with a budget). In reality, I am still a 25 year old student trying to make ends meet but at the same time fill my life with experiences before I settle down and start a family.
Follow me as I cross countries and cities of my Bucket list.
Here are my most recent explorations from 2014 to present day (Updated 2017):
Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing
Portlaoise, Galway, Doolin, Kilkenny, Waterford
Naples, Sienna, Milan, Sorrento, Rome
Cluj-Napoca, Alba Iulia, Bucharest, Sibiu
Ormoc City, Cebu City, Boracay
Chicago, Orlando, Miami, New York City, Pittsburg, Ohio, Detriot, New Jersey
Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec, Windsor
Manama (my hometown)
PEACE AND LOVE! Ayy