With now being the second year of the pandemic, I really miss being able to travel. It was something that I took for granted, amongst many other things that this lockdown had made me realised.
Reading, playing sims and watching movies had been a great form of escapism for me the past year. Now with the vaccine coming in, we can finally (somewhat) return to normalcy. It’s going to be strange, but I am looking forward to it.
What are you looking forward to?
WYRD: The Wild & Weird Adventures of A+B
by Sasha Borya
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Join Aleks & Boris on their magical journey around the world, as they meet interesting characters, get into crazy situations, and learn a little more about themselves and everything around them along the way.
*An e-copy of this book was given in exchange for an honest review.
That is, until that moment. We turned over a new leaf and stepped further out of our comfort zone. No more taking the easy route. This new journey was about challenging ourselves at every turn. It was about saying “yes” to new experiences and new opportunities for us to grow.– Borya, WYRD
This is the ultimate quarantine book. Although the vaccine is available, I’m still a little fearful about going out, especially travelling abroad. Through WYRD, Aleks and Boris do it for us and we are able to live vicariously through them. They write about their spontaneous trip to Japan with no destination in mind, just their bags, a heart full of adventure and each other. Their experiences were truly unique and a once in a lifetime experience.
Aleks and Boris explain about the different places they’ve went, their experience and how difficult it was to find food as vegans. They pulled all-nighters occasionally, met people from different parts of the world who resided in Japan, and shared good times and laughter from strangers. It’s definitely not easy to travel to a place so different from what you’re used to, especially when you don’t know the language and have to rely on Google Translate and GPS.
This is a book that will transport you to Japan and ignite your wanderlust. It’s different from other travel books since Aleks and Boris shares about their relationship, the struggles they faced and how they lift each other up. It makes me excited to plan a trip with my loved ones and experience the world together. As they are vegans, they also shared their struggles in looking for vegan food in Japan. I am not too sure about how is it like for other dietary restrictions but it’s definitely something to take note of and research.
If any of you are bored during quarantine and are looking forward to travelling, I believe now is the best time to read this book. It’s a fun and enjoyable read if you love travelling and Japan. Besides Japan, Aleks and Boris also travelled to many other countries. In their second book, they travelled to North and South Korea, and in their third book, they travelled to Malaysia and Singapore. They both are so lovely and passionate, I’m extremely excited for wherever they go in the future.