D-3: Time to say goodbye… My parents organized a party at their house for all close friends & family. Almost everyone that had an impact in my life; people who really mattered to me, were present!! I must thank everyone again for their presence & the gifts!! I am a lucky girl to have such amazing persons in my life!! It’s hard to realise that next Monday, I’ll be on a plane to Hong Kong. Time flew by so quickly…
D-2: I still haven’t packed yet…How are you suppose to wrap your whole wardrobe for a year? Even for small weekend getaways, I always forget things. It may have to do with me doing my luggage 2 hours before departure….or maybe it’s just that I am not skilled in that department… I’ll probably never be good at packing my stuff.
D-1: I went to my god-daughter’s birthday. She just turned 4 years old, and is the most adorable girl in the world! I will most probably miss some moments in her life…but I made up my mind a couple of months ago…Sometimes, you just have to follow your instincts, and hope for the best!!
D-day: Finally the day has arrived!! I am leaving my hometown, Brussels. So here I am at the airport with my parents and 2 friends who swung by before work (Marita & Karolien), saying my goodbyes.
As I checked in, first issue pops up: they don’t see my name on the passenger list for my second flight (Mumbai to Hong Kong)….damn it!! Eventually the lady called Mumbai airport and got it figured out…saved 🙂
Saying goodbye to my parents brought some tears…and at that moment it hit me…what I was about to do became real…this is the flow of thoughts that pass by in my head: “I am going to travel alone for a year – ALONE – I have no master plan, nothing booked except my first night in HK – Am I crazy? – probably – with my legendary luck, my luggage won’t arrived in HK, I won’t find my hostel and along the way someone will steal my money & cellphone – I’ll be broke after 1 day – what if I am stuck in the middle of nowhere and no one can’t speak English, what if I am sick? I don’t even know how to say the word in all the language in the world? – I am sure I forgot something at home…what can it be? what if it’s something super important that can’t be found elsewhere in the world – probably can be found thought – damn it, I need to stop – it’s an adventure, no worries, be happy….I need to find my gate – I can’t miss my first flight…that would be the world’s smallest around the world trip… hmmm wonder if it’s in the World’s Guinness Book.”