It has been one of my dream to live in Australia. What’s stopping was of course, the money constraint. Nevertheless, before making any giant leap, I made a promise to myself to save some money and take the first trip to the land of Down Under. My 2 decades of wishing and 1-year savings finally paid off.
Back in January 2015, I took a Creative Writing course from AWC, and became one of the members in their graduate groups. They have great writing communities and plenty of workshops being held in major cities. While I was browsing at some places to go, I came across an ads about Perth Writer’s Festival, which eventually convinced me to travel with no second thoughts.
I booked my flight tickets after successfully obtaining a travel visa (yes, you need a visa to OZ). It was my second pursuit of travelling solo. There wasn’t much of anxiety this time as compared to the first solo trip, though I had few bad experience – even from day one.