Would you go to a destination you know nothing about?
Few months ago, Emma Good Egg forwarded us a link to a website that organises “surprise trips”. I thought: wow!
How can I travel and not know where I’m going? Well, it involves a secret destination, all accommodation arranged for you as well as airfares.
All you need is a date.
That scares me to no end! What if I dont like the destination they chose? What if they put me up in a yucky hotel? What if my roommate is a cockroach? What if there’s no halal food? What am I going to eat?
I followed them on Instagram.
I thought it was crazy scary, and yet, genius.
Stalked them obsessively, kept on talking about it at the office and asking everyone would they do it?
Eventually I had enough: I had to try it.
“Ching wanna go on a trip with me next month?” I asked my colleague, sitting next to my table. She was typing furiously on her computer, chasing a deadline.
“Huh? Erm ok I guess?” She said absentmindedly.
“Ok u owe me $300. We’ll find out where we are going by mail.”
Bewildered, and feeling conned (again) my colleague agreed.
Few days later, received this:
Omg sport shoes 😧
What is “thin long pants”???
Are we going to climb Mount Rinjani???
Scarier and scarier!!!
Date loomed closer and fear turned to worry when the mail did not arrive. WHERE ARE WE GOING????
2 days before the trip I emailed the Anywhr team and they promptly emailed us our tickets and itinerary.
I now know where we were going,
But guess who printed everything out and recreated the Anywhr envelope?
And guess where we were going?
Mui Ne, Vietnam.
Check out my journey here:
So would you go travel to somewhere you know nothing about?
Did I enjoy it?
Will I do it again?
Do I recommend it to u?
YES YES YES!