Why a nomadic lifestyle?
We've been called silly, crazy, immature and irresponsible. And people positively assume (probably betting on it) that we will not have a good life, however they define such term. But nothing and no one could ever hold us down.
When we tied the knot, I knew that I have found the right partner to "settle around" with. Both of us were craving for a nomadic lifestyle because we cannot simply stay put knowing that there's a kaleidoscope world out there waiting for us!
Before we met, we were pretty much a couple of wandering souls already. We crossed paths in U.A.E. (we left our respective home countries to work and travel overseas), quit our jobs after 6 months of dating and backpacked around South East Asia together. We got hitched the same year, and got a baby on the way just after the honeymoon.
I don't wanna bore you with the details, but as you can see, these snippets of our history prove that traveling is not only a part of our life... It is our life. And I couldn't imagine living any other way.
And no, we're not a couple of high rollers globetrotting first class. We may even be in the same salary bracket (that can't make anyone rich) as you. Thing is we don't spend our money on dining out (except street food!), shopping, mortgage and other commodities that aren't described as basic. We'd rather buy flights on sale. That's just how we roll.
You might be wondering why we chose pricey Australia as our first stop (and why in the middle of winter!). Actually, we will be attending my hubby's graduation in July. To maximize the trip (we only paid $170 each for the flight because of a seat sale, Clark-KL-Gold Coast), we scheduled visits to a few of its famous destinations in Queensland and New South Wales. Nothing too adventurous however for the baby.
Where to next? We only booked one-way tickets, so we're free to fly to whatever country we like after our shindig here, as long as we could afford it (and as long as it ain't complicated for me to apply for a visa). Or maybe, we'll just head back to the Philippines forthwith to live in different provinces. So our baby Luna will be introduced to all the local cuisines/delicacies, grow to be multi-dialectal and have buddies nationwide.
The world offers so much possibilities and we are out to "explore, dream and discover". I gotta buckle up, this is going to be one wild ride!
PS Do you collect postcards? If you do, send us your address! We will be sending a postcard to one reader each month.
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