I’m still on the fence when it comes to travelling. I don’t know if I would add it to the list of things I enjoy doing.

I suppose holidaying in another country has its perks, like a one-night stand. You’re there, you make the most of the experience and have the freedom to later decide if you want a round two.

It’s something that happens, not something I set out to do. And whenever I’m in a foreign country, I try to enjoy it for what it is, rather than comparing it to somewhere else.

Which is why I don’t fully understand why people compare Japan to South Korea.

“If you go to Japan and then Korea, you won’t enjoy it,” some people told me.

These are usually the same people who can’t see the beauty of China. (And that should have been a sign that they’re not the kind of travellers to listen to.)

I’m not entirely well-travelled, but I’ve been to enough places to know that if you see a place for what it is, no expectations or preconceived notions, there’s something special about it.

And like a fling, you’re just passing through. You can appreciate it the way it is. If you don’t love it, you don’t have to live with it.

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