Long before since I was bitten by the travel bug, I traveled to Singapore. It’s been more than a decade and my memories of that trip are somewhat blurry. I tried my best to shake up those memories and write a post about my trip to Singapore!
It was all luck by chance. Not just once but twice. The company I was associated with won a contest and as a result, a complimentary 2D/3N trip to Singapore for one person was awarded. It was unanimously decided that I will go on this trip. But there was a hiccup as minimum 18 years of age were required to go on this trip. I was about to be 18 in a month or so. Luckily, the trip was organised after my 18th birthday. So, this is how my first foreign trip happened.
I was more nervous than excited. Forget foreign trip, I was never been on a plane before. My concerned parents dropped me at the airport. I met our group at the airport. No one was near my age. The youngest people are in their late 20s. I was the only teenager in the group. I was really nervous at the airport and tried my best to be in the proximity of the only guy I knew in the group and he tried his best to avoid me hahaha. Well, why would a grown man want to hangout with a teenager! Now when I think of it, It was more of a solo(lonely) trip than a group trip for me.
I boarded my first flight ever. I remember sitting in the middle seat of the middle row. Obviously, the worst seat was given to me! When Our flight took off, I had butterflies flying in my stomach. I just closed my eyes but my ears keep on buzzing. After sometime I felt okay but still scared to get up from my seat. It was all going good till we hit a bad turbulence. Both guys sitting next to me were sleeping without a hint of tension and here I was stuck in the middle thinking “What Is Going On??” Finally, the plane stabilises and Finally I get up from my seat to go to the toilet to release all the pressure! Now when I think of that incident, I feel really strange. Since then I have been on numerous flights but never experienced such turbulence till now. Beginner’s bad luck maybe?!? Recently, I traveled with a guy who has boarded his first flight ever. He was so curious about everything like checking the seat pockets, switches, seat belt, listening to safety instructions very carefully, looking at the outside view repeatedly. If I compare it with my first flight experience, all I wanted was to be done with it as soon as possible!