A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Lao-tzu
Hello! Glad you dropped by this page. I’m Yun Qing, the “YQ” in YQtravelling.com. I’m now on career break to travel around the world (in four months, not 80 days).
1. Who am I?
I’m a 27-year-old Malaysian-Chinese who has spent 7 years of my adult life in Singapore. These few years have been helpful for me to learn to be independent and save money.
I switched from being an ISFP to an INFP. For travelling, I don’t know what’s the big difference between S and N (although I do know the difference between S&M) but I suspect I will still be shy around strangers. I also dislike disco parties (do people still say disco?).
I’m very superstitious when it comes to horoscopes and take Susan Miller’s horoscope advice very very seriously.
2. What do you talk about on your blog?
You can expect constant posts about food that I ate while travelling (I call it the Glutton series). I have travel stories and travel tips.
Before my RTW, I post on Monday/Tuesday, Friday and Saturday/Sunday. I’m not sure how the publishing schedule will be impacted by my RTW but I will continue to maintain this blog when I travel.
3. What can I learn from your blog?
I really love writing my money-saving tips posts because I’m a very frugal person by nurture.
Besides that, I want to be an encouragement for others who want to travel more but feel trapped by their jobs/commitment etc. You can travel more.
4. What was your scariest travel experience?
It wasn’t that scary when it was happening but if I look back it was a bit dangerous. I was in the Paris Metro in the late evening/early night. Someone called out behind me and I ignored it in case it was a crazy person. It was a crazy person.
A Chinaman (the only term I can give to that annoying person) who looked drunk started talking in a strange language (could be terrible French). I just stared at him. He then switched to a heavily accented Chinese and started shouting about how “women like you do this all the time”. I didn’t budge but scanned the area like I was bored. He ended his sermon, “If you do that again, I will kill you!” Then he walked off.
You can read more about the drunken death threat.
5. Wait, tell me more about your round-the-world! (Or maybe no one cares about this.)
I saved up and left my job to travel the world. It will be a four-month RTW trip covering countries and regions such as Sri Lanka, Dubai, Italy. Greece, Turkey, South America, El Salvador and Hong Kong.
6. Besides the blog, where can I be connected?
I have a monthly newsletter where I recap the month’s post or share some of my travel plans before I announce it to the public. Sign up the free newsletter.