I don’t know about you, but nothing keeps me going more than the thought of travel. I live to travel. I travel to live.
I also happen to have a very vivid imagination. And while my imagination can run wild at times, they have taken me to far flung places and made things happen.
It’s always been believed that the opposite of dream is reality. While it is true, le’ts not forget that they go together well.
And that they’re not entirely opposing either. Because dreams are based on reality. Or your spin on reality. And that moment of reality (when you are finally travelling) , is an offshoot of your dreams.
So recently, Zombie and I were in Perth to fulfill a dream weekend.
A few months ago, I was asked (along with other bloggers in Australia), what my dream weekend in Perth would be like.
I’d just watched the Oscars then. And best supporting actress Lupita Nyongo’s resonating “Youre dreams are valid!! “(echo: valid…valid… valid…) speech was fresh. So I imagined a very vividly action packed weekend.
Now when people say “Be careful what you wish for..”, I don’t really relate so much. Because I only wish for a few specific things, and they are things that I’ve really wanted all along.
Things that I’ve dreamed so many times over that I sometimes think they’d already happened (like when I once piggy-backed on a crocodile. Or was that a dream?)
So when Pan Pacific Perth picked my dream weekend to become a reality, I was beyond excited. Making my travel dreams come true is a great pastime hobby of mine 🙂
I’d already written in great detail about how my weekend went , but I wanted to show you how the dream fared vs reality.
1.) A KING SIZED BED
I dreamt of this only because I know that I will be doing a lot of things in Perth and that at the end of the night, I would like to crash into something nice. (this is pretty much my travel philosophy overall) The reality: Not only did I get a king-sized bed, but also one that is on the exclusive Pacific Club level.
A perfect example of reality exceeding the dream.
2.) HAVING FUN IN ROTTNEST ISLAND
Now this is when my imagination and enthusiasm got the better of me. I was in Rottnest Island in the middle of winter so I mostly huddled inside rock formations. But the island offers totally different adventures during winter and summer. But then again, I’m a summer person so most of my dreams are based around warmth and sunshine!
3.) PLAYING WITH A QUOKKA
Alright, I’m guilty of overdreaming this one. Becuase I
planned dreamed of taking a Quokka to a theme park. And after enjoying a ride on the roller coaster, the quokka advised me we are now on first-name basis. So I called her Lupita.
In reality, it took me a fair bit to see a quokka in Rottnest Island (but if you go to the right spot, they are everywhere!) And they are very very cute indeed. But the glaring reality? Well none of them really smiled enthusiastically like that. It was I who was smiling maniacally the whole time actually.
4.) AFTERNOON HIGH TEA
A far better reality! Not only did I manage to drink a “supersize me!” potion, but look- I managed to have tea with a special friend as well 🙂
5.) SKYDIVING OVER PERTH
I’ve imagined how skydiving would be like so many times, but nothing compares to the real thing. In reality, it’s not a scary and its triple the fun 🙂
The general takeaway of this post is to keep dreaming, but also to continue or start acting upon those dreams to make them to reality.
It’s abit unrelated, but writing this post reminded me of an email I received last year. Someone asking about my lifestyle of travel, and saying that he himself prefers reading by way of travel as ‘travelling’. While I appreciate and respect everyone’s cup of tea, that just makes me sad. I myself love to read. But until we travel to those places, and see things with our own eyes, then can we only create our own opinion and thoughts.
Seeing a place once is still better than having read or heard about it a thousand times.
Everything in balance 🙂
To those who work hard to make their dreams (be it travel, lifestyle, career , or health) a reality — a big CHEERS and hats off!
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