Picture: Dog Mountain, Vancouver, BC Canada
Hometown: Gold Coast, Australia
Being born and raised in Australia with parents from Taiwan meant I was privileged enough to be able to travel between the two countries at least once or twice a year and become familiar with the two cultures.
Coming from an Asian background, taking a year or two off to travel is unheard of when you are expected to get a steady job and start a family. Traveling on airplanes was not intimidating for me but to travel to a new destination with no family or friends can sound scary. I dismiss these travel fears by doing enough research and then tackle these new adventures.
One of my best friends convinced me to apply for a 2 year working holiday visa for Canada in 2016, I got approved, saved up & went in April 2017.
I stayed in Canada for 3 month, met heaps of friendly people and enjoyed some of Canada’s amazing natural mountains and cities.
I took this travel risk and got inspired again in life and the reward has been continuous. I have learnt about a new country and been shown a different kind of love through traveling.
Travel advice: Go with the flow and still be sensible.