My Love-Hate Relationship With Travelling

Thursday, December 08, 2011 Stef dela Cruz 0 Comments

I love going places. That’s one of the reasons why I loved joining contests when I was little. I had the privilege of representing my school in out-of-town regional and national contests, but what I loved more was the opportunity to sleep in a place that is completely foreign to me.

You see, that’s how you meet new people. You stay up late, tell stories, share a few laughs, and make friends. I absolutely loved travelling! Unfortunately, there was a catch: I was hopelessly carsick.

Nausea is my most consistent companion whenever I travelled. Even a simple cab ride from Manila to Makita just might make me too sick to enjoy a night out. However, that never discouraged me from hoping against hope that my motion sickness will just go away like a misdiagnosed allergy.

And despite the obvious comfort of taking a cab in Manila, I actually prefer riding the train. There is something about the LRT and the MRT that appeals to me. I love the fact that I can get from Pasay to Quezon City in twenty minutes via train, while a cab ride would have taken two hours. I love that on certain occasions, the train would actually be empty – and oh, those are the days I get to enjoy the scenic ride through the city.

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Travelling will always be one of the things I’ll want to do, regardless of the possible barfing that might happen. Disgusting, yes, but the heart wants what it wants – and mine wants to travel! School bus

Stef dela CruzAbout the blogger
Stef dela Cruz is a doctor and writer. She received the 2013 Award for Health Media from the Department of Health. She maintains a health column in Health.Care Magazine and contributes to The Manila Bulletin. Add her to your circles.

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