Most people have no idea what life is going to hold for them, and I have no idea that I would be traveling halfway around the world to meet someone else in another country that I met online. After one particular conversation with him, I suddenly found myself looking for a really good budget hotel in Kuala Lumpur to stay in. It surprised him, and sometimes I even surprise myself. However, this felt right to do, and I wanted to follow through on it. I was about to embark on an adventure, and I was happy to do so.
I met Mark online in a chat room full of other students working toward their doctorate. I join the chat room after I learned that it was a good place a question of other people in the same position that I was in, which is students who have to work and try to balance school. At one point we all decided to use video chat to get to know one another better. That is when I met Mark. we feel for one another pretty quickly, but we also wanted to take our time since we were on opposite ends of the planet. After a year of speaking with each other, we finally decided to meet one another.
Since it would be much easier for me to take a week and a half off of work, we decided that I would be the one that would travel. Not only that, but Mark is from my country, so visiting wouldn't be anything special for him beyond meeting me. But I had never been outside of my country, so visiting the country where he is going to school would be something new and exciting. I have plenty of money saved up in my savings account, but I want to make sure not to go overboard, so I am looking for budget flights and hotels.