About The Travels

The Travels’ Traveller

Early 20’s – Singapore – Study – Melbourne – Still studying – Travels – Eats – Drinks – Hopefully more travelling after studying – Work and travel? That would be pretty awesome.

Why blog?

Well, blogging here serves as a culmination of my experiences travelling to different places on the globe. It helps as a record for the things I have done, seen, tasted, heard and perhaps taken a whiff of while travelling about. In case my memory should fail me someday, I’ve got my trusty blog to help me out, eh? Blogging seems to be the most apt method to share my experiences with others as there is such a strong blogging community. Additionally, it really just seems so much easier to do so than writing a book and pasting polariods in it. Kudos to the advances in digital communication, specifically the developments in blogging. 6 years ago I attempted to start and after registering the blog, it got so difficult to customize the blog that I gave up 15 minutes later. Granted, it is not as easy as people make it to be, starting a blog is far less complicated today. Blogging, in a way, not only provides information that the blogger wishes to communicate but informs the reader (if there is anyone reading in the first place) information about the blogger as well. It gives the information conveyed by the blogger a context to which the reader can refer to and relate to.

Oh, by the way, this blog is also for my assessment in a Media & Communication’s course that I am taking. As seen below in the disclaimer, the university will not protect me if anything happens to this blog. So please be kind. Seriously…beer’s on me. Just kidding.

Why blog about travelling, food, and drinks?

I like travelling. Really. Meeting new people, embarking on thrilling activities, trying tasty street food or ones that you swear you never have again, seeing if hotels are really worth the money you pay for (by jumping on hotel beds), finding yourself at festivals that you really did not plan for, and sipping speciality cocktails or local ales. That’s what it’s all about. Or at least that’s what I make it out to be. Honestly, I haven’t done all that but I’m pretty sure I try really hard to be clearing them off my checklist whilst abroad.

Been travelling since I was a kid and I don’t think I will ever get sick of it. Travelling is experiencing and experiencing is learning. Blogging about travelling, food, and drinks, gives me a reference point to view the social dynamics in different contexts and allows me to better understand the way in which physical cultures can be communicated within digital communities through technological means. That’s some food for thought there for you. Pun intended.

Disclaimer:

This blog being undertaken as part of applied learning for a subject in The University of Melbourne’s School of Culture and Communication. The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and are not endorsed by The University of Melbourne, its students, or staff. The textual content of this blog are being created for educational purposes and will not be commercialised by the author as per Creative Commons BY-NC 3.0 License. Any slander, hate speech, copyright infringement or any other illegal content etc. found within this blog remain the sole responsibility of the author.

The author makes no claim for authenticity, accuracy and consistency on content and should any work be thought to be defamatory, leave a comment with details to be contacted by. The author is really just out to do well for his university course and by no means wishes to devastate anyone with his work. If you do not copyright, you have no right. Just kidding.

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