A lot of the significant moments in my life are the ones I didn’t plan or expect to happen. Maybe it’s because there are no expectations to be met or they are simply awesome.
In November 2018, I had two adventures. I’ve planned one of them a few months beforehand while the other, I’ve only planned a week before.
On my unplanned trip, I saw a plane ticket on sale and jetted off without a plan or even accommodation booked. I just went with my backpack, some clothes, toiletries and a budget of PHP10,000 (roughly £150).
This amazing trip was in Davao, Philippines. Or rather, it started in Davao. I travelled to 3 different places that are miles apart that time. No specific plans or list of things to do. I just googled what I can do once I was at Davao airport.
I swam in the Enchanted River – braved swimming with a lifejacket and shared an island hopping experience with a stranger. This was when I’m still a scaredy cat and is afraid of the water. I’m scared of losing balance and tipping over. I was extremely proud of myself for jumping in the water after only 5 minutes of contemplating on whether I should just stay on the side or brave swimming towards the centre of a supposedly bottomless river.