I spent one whole day in China!
As to get to Europe from New Zealand was a bit tricky, I had some hours between flights in Guangzhou, I though If life takes me there anyways, then I could have a bit more time and spend some time in the city, instead of spending some useless hours at the airport. So, I’ve booked the second flight to the next day.
You could already read some tips for preparing to travel somewhere. I also wrote some suggestions to make your trip more safe, and about packing.
Maybe You felt it wasn’t enough, and I totally agree with You! Even that you have maybe the flight ticket, it’s hard to go! Years ago it was tough for me too, but I made a decision I would never regret. You’re not alone with it, look what I just collected here!
Traveling alone is dangerous, boring, scary…etc. We heard all this opinions. But the reality is not even close, and please, let me prove you!
There are situations in life, when it comes that we don’t have anyone to travel with. You’re not in a relationship, you’re friends are busy or they have no money for vacation, but you just have the feeling to take off, go somewhere, therefore you need to go! This post wants to help you how to start to plan this trip, because it can be the hardest part.
How you should start?
You need to find a cheap plain ticket. Believe or not, you can find lot of good one nowadays, you just need to know where to search for it. You should know, that the best to travel in weekdays, especially on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, because these are the days that the less people is traveling. The weekends are significantly more expensive to choose, but sometimes there are some expections.
Now the current stop is Mexico, Quintana Roo state, Playa del Carmen city, 1 hour bus trip from Cancun.
I wanted to write about my experiences, thought after spending almost three months in Israel, of course including the Jewish people too.
It’s very sad to see all this antisemitism spreading in the world, also in Hungary. I never liked to have an opinion about things I don’t know especially if I don’t have too much information about it. Like for example Jewish people. You can not have an opinion about a nation, a religion, a big group of people based on that you know 2 of them, you heard something from your family, you read 2 articles. If anyone feels to share his opinion, feel free, but please avoid any antisemitism!
For me, Israel is still a beautiful country with amazing landscapes, interesting people, awesome food. Of course, the weather is great also since I got to Hungary, it’s raining, cloudy, also cold, therefore I miss the warm weather, the beach. I cannot believe how you survived this windy, cold, rainy weather during this summer in Hungary. You have all my respect!
Couple of things I learned from the Israeli people
- Be direct! No paltering, tell your opinion! If you got hurt, you’re grateful for something, you want something!
- Enjoy life! Don’t take too seriously your life, don’t worry too much! If you can rest, rest for real!
- Travel, see the world, get to know different cultures! Almost everyone I met, traveled somewhere in the world, I heard great stories, saw pictures, it was really inspiring. Ok, now you will tell me, it’s not for everyone and the ticket to Thailand is really expensive. Let’s dream, haha? I think, if you believe that you can do this kind of things, you can do it! Start to make efforts, and it will become real!
- Do sport! In Tel Aviv, most of the people are doing something no matter they have the time or not. I know somebody who’s going to the gym sometimes at 11 pm after work. So, what’s your excuse?
- Eat more vegetables! In Israel, most of the meal contains salad. They have many variations of it, sometimes with fruits also. Experiment with the tastes!
Some weird sentences I got
- – If I were not gay, I would marry you!
- – Can I get your phone number? – No. – Then your e-mail address?
- – Judit, You should go to Gaza for a couple of days!
- – Where are you from? You have a weird accent. – I’m Hungarian. – Oh, I thought Scottish.
That’s it for now. If you’re curious, book a ticket to Israel, and go! In a case of the low budget, try Couchsurfing, I had just good experiences with it!
Thank you, Israel! I definitely come back!
From next week, I’m writing my posts from the USA. So, a new exciting adventure is coming! Have fun too!
This is the Hebrew name of the city. I spent two wonderful days there in the Jewish quarter of the old city. This place has an amazing vibe, actually, i can not describe with words. You need to feel it by yourself.
I visited one of my really good friends who finally came back from New York. He has an amazing flat where I felt just like at home.
We have been in the most religious area of the Jewish quarter outside of the wall, called Ge’ula. Usually, i have problems with my clothes, my knees and shoulders are always visible, as it’s 40°C outside, in these moments some scarfs can be useful. Rarely you can have confrontation by the extreme religious people.