Pasangan Muda Ini Sanggup Tinggalkan Kerjaya Demi Travel Keliling Dunia

Tinggal Kerjaya Keliling Dunia

Biasa kita akan dengar mereka yang melakukan kembara keliling dunia ini merupakan golongan persara pada usia 50 tahun ke atas. Tetapi tidak bagi pasangan dari Singapura ini yang sanggup tinggalkan kerjaya pada usia muda demi memenuhi impian mengelilingi dunia.

Sukar untuk dipercayai apa yang membuatkan mereka memutuskan untuk tinggalkan kerjaya memandangkan di Singapura bakal menaikkan umur persaraan ke 65 tahun, menjadikan negara itu bakal mempunyai pekerja golongan berumur.

Pasangan muda ini, Martin dan Jacinda meninggalkan kehidupan mereka di Singapura dengan melakukan misi mengelilingi benua Eropah terutamanya ke Portugal dengan sebuah van yang dibeli di Malaysia pada harga RM33,344.

Pengembaraan mereka bermula dari Singapura kemudian melalui Malaysia, Thailand, Kemboja, Laos, China, Mongolia, Rusia dan hingga ke Eropah hanya dengan sebuah van yang telah diubah suai. Bagaimana mereka mampu lakukannya?

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This was back then when we first bought the van and just finished removing all 11 passenger seats, ON OUR OWN!!!! ☀️👫🚐 You know, initially many people told us we couldn’t do it cos we had no idea what we were doing. It was true, we were never very hands-on people, living in the city, everything we needed, we bought. But everyone has a first time, if you wanna do it, we’d say just f***ing plunge into it and get your hands dirty. Yes we made mistakes and blamed each other for the mistakes we made (haha), but that’s learning. Learning to live life and learning to live together. 👫🚐☀️ So what are you waiting for? Follow your dreams and don’t look back ☀️🚐👫 . . . . . . #vanlife #vanlifediaries #vanlifers #vandwellers #myvanlife #hiacecamper #vanlifemalaysia #travelmalaysia #travelgram #asiatravel #vanconversion #adventure #advanture #roadtrip #homeiswhereyouparkit #sustainable #zerowaste #diyvan #responsiblevanlife #thegoodlife #camping #MJROADTRIPPIN #vanbuild

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Tinggal Kerjaya Keliling Dunia

Menariknya, perkakas yang ada dalam van itu dibeli semasa mereka menjelajah di sekitar Malaysia. Hiasan dalamannya mempunyai ciri-ciri tradisional dan semua bahan masakan disimpan dalam peti simpanan mesra alam mereka.

Tinggal Kerjaya Keliling Dunia

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the previous night, we parked & slept by this beach under the stars and by 11pm we were sleeping soundly in bed….. and…. . At midnight, we awoke to banging on our van door.. we opened our eyes & through the curtains, we saw bright headlights, followed by blue blinking lights. Must be the police. We opened our windows & 2 uniformed officers were right outside. they said they‘re from immigration control & asked what we were doing here. Martin explained we‘re Singaporeans traveling in our van. they spoke really nicely & even apologised for disturbing & left. so we went back to sleep… . Again at 1am, Martin woke me up and bright headlights were pointed directly at us. Zzz. This time there were no blinking blue lights. Martin said he was going to check it out & walked towards the car. I watched from inside but the lights were so glaring I couldn’t see anything! Now I was worried sick and regretted letting him go alone. if he got stabbed or killed I wouldn’t even know! Luckily after a few (agonising) mins he came back but in search of our passports. He said they were plain clothed police, showed him their badges but were being really rude and demanded to see us. I was now super frantic, wondering what if they were robbers instead?! Martin insisted i stay calm and follow him. As I got out of the van I smelled cigarette smoke. Made it worse, chances of them being thugs got higher. Their car was about 50m away and as we came close they really looked like 2 thugs sitting on the bonnet smoking away. Martin handed them the passports and they checked it under the headlights, cig still in one hand. Martin explained again we‘re a married couple on a road trip here. They asked a few routine qns & finally sent us away, this time kindly telling us to park our van near the chalets where it might be safer and even reached out for a handshake to apologise for intruding. . After we re-parked, though it took a while to recover from our thumping hearts, we had a peaceful rest after. we were just left wondering Malaysia’s security like better than we thought ah (at least in the desaru area?) also, mental note: needa work out a plan in case we meet real robbers next time man…

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Bukan mudah untuk merancang kembara yang memakan masa berhari-hari, berbulan-bulan mahupu bertahun hanya dengan sebuah van kerana perlu memikirkan perancangan dan penjimatan dengan lebih teliti.

Kata-kata “jika anda tidak menyukai kehidupan sekarang, ubahlah” membuatkan Jacinda mengambil keputusan untuk mengubah kehidupannya dari menjalani rutin biasa sebagai rakyat Singapura.

Untuk mengetahui pengembaraan mereka lebih lanjut, boleh menonton di saluran 24 Hour Travellers di Youtube dan boleh ikuti perkembangan mereka di Instagram @mjroadtrippin.

Sumber: Mothership SG

 

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