Travelling Far And Wide

Forgive me for the longer-than-usual hiatus from blogging. I have been doing a healthy amount of travelling with my family—approximately 1600km in 10 days—leaving me with very little time to do anything but get everyone organised before moving on to the next location.

The Malays have a saying, ‘jauh perjalanan, luas pengalaman‘ which roughly translates to ‘the further you travel, the more experiences you will get/have’. I honestly can’t wait to write about my travels, but I feel it would be doing them an injustice to rush out half-baked posts about the various places I’ve visited. Plus, I really need to prepare for a lab meeting presentation I’m scheduled to give in mid-September.

Here’s what I’ll do instead: I’ll use the time from now to mid-September to outline the various posts I intend to write, then work on them at the end of the month after having done my presentation. How about that?

Here’s a photo preview of one of the places I’ve been to:

This picture was taken at Llynnau Cregennen (Cregennan Lake) in North Wales. I like it so much that it is now the desktop picture on my aging MacBook Pro.

I’m not an outdoor person by any stretch of the imagination, but being able to spend time in wide open spaces like these has been incredibly therapeutic especially after enduring months of lockdowns the year before. Hopefully, the world will continue its recovery from this pandemic so we can all get to visit these wonderful places around us.

Like I said, I’m super excited about sharing my travel experiences here. Let me know in the comments if you’ve also done any travelling post-lockdown. Until then, allow me to leave you with these words: jauh perjalanan, luas pengalaman.