Bye bye The Exploring Engineer!

Hello there, followers from all around the globe~

Just would like you to know that I am closing down this blog and moving to Amalina Tales. Please do follow me there for more adventure stories of my travels!

It’s been a wonderful few years with The Exploring Engineer, and I sincerely thank all of you for being part of my stories.

See you at Amalina Tales!

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Travel by Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez, an author I love, described so aptly the joys found from traveling. The original poem written in Spanish, I find a lot more poetic and beautiful (isn’t everything in Latin language?)  For the purposes of my readers who are largely English- speaking, here is a translation. Scroll down for the original Spanish version.

Travelling is leaving home,
Parting with friends
It’s trying to fly;
To fly along new routes
Crossing paths
It is trying to change.

How I Met The Person I Want to Travel the World With

It all began with a weekend trip to Madrid.

The day started off with a walking tour across the historical sites of the Spanish capital. Astounded by the excellent service provided by the tour guides of Madride Travel, I decided to take up their offer to join the night crawl too. Turning up at 8pm sharp at the bear statue of Puerta de Sol,  a horde of 20 other international tourists joined in on the fun.  Strolling through the cobblestoned streets an hour into the crawl, I overheard my travel partner striking up a conversation with this man with distinguished blonde hair and red beard.

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Lessons from Traveling

I have been traveling full time for the past two months and part-time for seven months before that. Within these nine months, I felt like I was let into a secret society of travelers, those who possess insatiable curiosity, something that they try to satisfy by exploring every possible inch of the planet. As an honour to the travelers that I have learnt so much from, this piece is for you.

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