My journey around the world didn’t begin with a round-the-world ticket. Instead, my miraculous round-the-world journey somewhat kick-started with denied boarding.
For a 23-year old Malaysian girl possessed with fervent wanderlust, with little savings, no credit cards and no travel insurance to her name, it was a bad omen, warning her of the dangers ahead. But she was young and naive, with plenty of time and a handful of spunk.
So my journey began with a simpler thought: I will take one step, and then another. I’ll solve this problem and then another.
I never knew where I’d go and where the road will lead me to. I only planned to keep pushing boundaries and see how far that would take me.
And here’s a story of how I was denied boarding at first but then eventually succeeded to travel to Europe on a one-way ticket.