Over the summer holiday period, cost free through the SLJ, I went to Malaysia every day for 20 days; all from the comfort of my sofa/bed/study/garden...
I went all by myself and visited several different places in Malaysia that I hadn't been to before and probably wouldn't of known about if I hadn't been on this journey.
I explored the awesome Batu Caves and the breath-taking Petronas Towers, I tried to learn some basic Malay phrases, I ate lots of traditional dishes including Nasi Lemak, I saw a Malayan Tapir and a Gaur in their natural habitats, I watched a really strange TV programme called Upin and Ipn, I watched a game of Sepak Takraw which I think we should have a go at at school, I travelled around the country on a lot of different forms of transportation and sweltered in the Malaysian summer heat...and I got to invent a new National Day.
- I learnt a lot about the country and culture of my choice and the reality of travelling alone (although I did pick up a companion or two along the way in the form of comments made on my blog).
- I learnt that a project based learning programme over the summer is actually quite fun!
- I learnt a lot about other countries by reading and commenting on other people blogs.
- I learnt the importance of doing something mindful everyday.
- I learnt that I should take every opportunity given to me because you never know what door it might open for the future.
- I learnt that commitment is hard work but perseverance pays off.
- I learnt that the world is out there to be discovered and I now have a bucket list of places I'm going to explore.
But most importantly I've learnt that learning doesn't just happen at school...the holidays are a chance to learn even more about something that interests you. So, who's going to join me on the next learning journey and where will it take us?!