Of course, there were also moments that were scary. While travelling with two cyclists from the UK, Angel found herself in a situation where the only accommodation was an old abandoned house which was heavily vandalised; with drug needles, and even a rope hanging from the ceiling! “I wasn’t afraid of ghosts; I was more afraid of humans!” laughed Angel.
Her new friends tried to assure her and being psychology majors, they spoke at length about how we usually fear things because we don’t understand them. “I became braver after this experience, and learned to always find understanding when I feel fear. We should always aim for the best, but prepare for the worst!”
The old abandoned house was creepy, but Angel and her travel mates managed to spend the night safely.
Things however did turn south during another cycling trip. Hailing from Muar, Malaysia, Angel wanted to learn more about her own culture by doing a cycling trip around the whole peninsula. However, she faced a robbery a week into her trip. The attack left her with a fracture on her face, and she had to undergo surgery. Choosing to remain positive, Angel saw kindness in the stranger who came to help, and all who cared for her as she recovered.