Travel Diary: Macau & Hong Kong

I think I have a serious case of perpetual wanderlust.

If you have been following me on Instagram, you would probably know that I recently went traveling. Although I never really unveiled where exactly I traveled to, I can finally say that I traveled around Malaysia, Hong Kong and Macau. I had such a blast and I decided to document my journey through the lens of my camera. I put together a little travel video and photo diary of my time in these amazing places.  I still am a bit of a rookie when it comes to film and photography, so the video may not be as amazing as a documentary on the Discovery Channel but tell me what you guys think!

photo diary!

Palm trees!
Hong Kong | Islands
More Wisdom Path photos!
Macau | Venetian
Hong Kong | Wisdom Trail
Macau | Ruins of St. Pauls
Hong Kong Big Buddha and Buildings
Hong Kong | Oceans
Hong Kong | Ngong Ping
Hong Kong | City-scapes and Sunsets

Hong Kong and Macau is a place with completely different people, stories and cultures. It’s rare for me to be placed in a face-paced urban environment like Hong Kong’s and it was overwhelming but eye-opening! I am so lucky and blessed to have gotten the chance to travel to these amazing places!

I hope you guys enjoyed the post. Do you guys like traveling? Where have you traveled to before?

#lovebooks Alicia

 

Stepping Out of Comfort-Zones + Underwater by Marisa Reichardt

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I recently read Maria Reichardt’s Underwater, which I really enjoyed. Underwater is about Morgan, who before the big accident had an almost perfect life. However, now all Morgan does is confine herself to her house. She will never dare to step out, she misses the water and she can’t forgive herself. When the new boy next door moves in, she is reminded of the happiness of her old life. Morgan gets to meet this new boy next door and when she gets to know him, even more, she feels like she now has the courage to step out of her comfort zone and back into the real world. The theme of pushing your limits and stepping out of your boundaries have always been something important to me. From when I was young, I would always try and test every single little thing. Maybe that’s why I have a little bit o

The theme of pushing your limits and stepping out of your boundaries have always been something important to me. From when I was young, I would always try and test every single little thing. Maybe that’s why I have a little bit of a dare-devil streak; I just love to take a chance and try everything even if it means stepping out of my comfort zone. I’ll admit, it scares me to try new things sometimes but sometimes thinking of the positive outcome pushes me through it. Roller Coasters are a thing I absolutely love but they can scare me so much too but I know that if I push myself to my limits I can conquer the fear and I’ll end up loving it the ride. Anyway, I decided to dedicate this post to three things I want to try that will really push me out of my comfort zone.

travelling alone

large (15)The concept of travelling alone has always excited me but is also extremely terrifying. Going to a country completely alone. All by yourself. With only you and your bags. To say it scares me would be the least but I know that it’s something that people say is really rewarding. Wandering down streets with no final destination, meeting new people and learning about their lifestyle and just reflected on what your life was and what it will be like in the future. I love the idea! Perhaps I should go with a friend but I do know for sure that when I’m older I want to travel to destinations that I have always dreamed of visiting.

bungee jumping

Bungee jumping is terrifying. Propelling yourself of a twenty-metre tall building is pretty scarylarge (16) and is way out of my comfort zone. However, there is something that is so satisfying about overcoming a fear you never thought you could conquer. Instead of bungee jumping, it could be climbing a building. I never nothing against heights but going too high and looking downwards is unbearably scary. Bungee jumping is knee-wobbling but I want to try it one day and I can officially say that I have conquered something that is way out of my comfort zone.

driving

large (17)Driving doesn’t scare me as much as the other two but it’s pretty scary. I am not old enough to drive yet…thank god but at the same time I am super pumped to start driving myself everywhere. However, driving a vehicle that could potentially kill me in one turn and go scares me. I know that one day I will start driving and I will conquer that fear. Driving will definitely push me out of my comfort zones and let’s just hope that I will not be a horrible driver…

 

 

 

These are just three of the many things I want to do that will make me step out of my comfort zone. Reichardt’s Underwater is amazing and will really provoke your thoughts. I highly recommend it if you are looking for a good contemporary. I know that I loved it and I am sure you will too. Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone is only one of the themes discussed in the novel. I can’t stress how good this novel is and you honestly have to pick it up!

what is something you want to try that will push you out of your comfort zone?

 

Disclaimer: The photos featured in this post (excluding the featured photo) have been sourced from an external website. If you bear the rights to these photos and would like me to take them down, contact me.

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