Where you can find me online: Instagram

Hello! Things are a little hectic in my life now (not a good hectic) but I’m posting at my Instagram @yqtravelling most frequently if you need a dose of YQtravelling.

yqtrravelling instagram profile
Only two posts will remain because I’m using Instagram like it’s Snapchat.

There I recap my 2013 round-the-world trip daily and take snaps of things in life that amuse me. I also treat it like Snapchat, deleting some photos the next day to make way for the grid.

Liau Yun Qing instagram
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Some highlights from the few days:

#YQrtw recap 0526 Istanbul My mom joined in Turkey during #YQrtw. It was a coincidence that Malaysia Airlines started selling flights to Istanbul a few months before my trip. It was relatively cheap so I booked a flight for my mom. I am an advocate for solo travelling because I don't see the point of waiting until someone else wants to travel with you. If you really want to go somewhere, go alone. Still, it was nice having my mom as company after a month of travelling alone. I outsourced the Turkish trip to a local travel agency. I went into one of the offices and asked what would be good for a middle-aged tourist (I mean me, I have the soul of a retiree when I travel.) The agency picked a few routes and booked the night buses, hotels and tours for us. It wasn't all smooth sailing during the trip. We missed one of the buses and was yelled at by a driver for the hot air balloon trip. My mom is a saint in life and in travel. She rarely complains though would sometimes nag me to ask for directions. (I refuse to ask for directions most of the time.) She doesn't complain about food not suiting her taste or other stuff I heard elders like to do. She really is a best travel companion. She was the first person I announced my round-the-world travel decision to in 2011. Well, I didn't exactly announced it but it was more like the words tumbled out of my mouth while I was unfolding the futon in the Japanese guest house. She laughed it off but I was firm about my decision and started my planning then. I wonder where my mom and I will travel to next. #parent #Istanbul #turkey #bluemosque

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More about Liau Yun Qing

Yun Qing is a writer, improviser and curious person. She loves finding little adventures in life. In 2013, she went on a 130-day round-the-world trip. She wrote a book to help those who also want to go on a career break.

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