Originally posted on The Shooting Star:
In retrospect, I consider myself incredibly lucky for the opportunity to study and live abroad at the age of 17. I grew up in a protective middle class family in the small bubble town of Dehradun. In search of my independence, I applied to and got accepted in a university abroad, and flew away with a big study loan and bigger dreams.
I remember being extremely nervous about traveling out of the country all by myself. There are too many myths circulated among Indian families, and after years of traveling, I hope to simplify it for you:
1) How to choose your first foreign destination?
My advice: Don’t follow the crowds.
I’ve met many travelers who swarm to museums abroad just because everyone else does, even though they don’t particularly enjoy art or…
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