When Solo Travel Growth Is Not Solo: The Epiphanies

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4 Responses

  1. Jessica Esa says:

    Very interesting that your solo travels caused such a chain reaction within your family. My family certainly haven’t understood why I do what I do but I can see how I’ve influenced my siblings who are going out in to the world much earlier than I ever did.
    Great writing and perspective!

  2. Jac says:

    I thought the bit about your parents reactions and their changes in relation to your solo travel was pretty interesting and not something people usually talk about. I also feel it might be something a bit more Asian as I’ve found other cultures have quite different parent-child relations, but I kinda resonated with this (hello from across the causeway!) :)

    • Teja says:

      Hello neighbour!

      Yes, you’re right. I don’t think this context is familiar to, say, Europeans. That being said, I’ve heard similar accounts (complaints?) from female American bloggers though!

      It’s the interconnectedness between people in typically Asian societies, perhaps. You don’t change without it causing change in the people you’re connected to, which may be less apparent in more distant individualist communities. I think diversity in story-telling is important, to allow these different contexts to be heard.