I have been fortunate enough to be able to travel extensively. I posted this on Facebook at the end of my last trip to Asia this summer and I think it nicely sums up my feeling about travel:

     Getting ready for a very short sleep for my 3:15am wake up call for my journey home.  It has been a wonderful five weeks in Asia. As usual, I’m thankful for the opportunity and privilege to travel. And as usual, I am blessed with generous friends and family who opened their homes for me, chauffeured me in crazy traffic, and most importantly, made time for me.  And as usual, I met some interesting people, saw some amazing sites, and ate some delicious meals.  And finally, at the end of each trip, I always go back to what Pico Iyer wrote:

“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again- to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.”

I created these pages after I gave a talk called Come ‘Travel’ With Me at my school’s library.  Send me a message if you have any suggestions.  

    come travel with me

Happy Travel!                  Savio (Nov. 2013)

3 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Chuck Thompson

    Savio, I was not able to attend the day you spoke to my Rotary Club. I’m so glad that you have forwarded the link to our President Tim.
    I just watched it with tears in my eyes. You see, I lost a cousin in WW 2. He was the victim of a German sniper in Holland on April 24, 1945 just a few days before end of war. Thank you so much for an excellent video. I want it to be required watching by my kids & grandkids.
    My cousin, Lawrence Thompson , is buried in Groesbeek Cemetery in Holland. My plan is to visit his grave one of these days as well as places covered in your video.
    Best regards and keep up the good work.
    Chuck Thompson

    1. Savio Wong Post author

      Hi Chuck,
      Thank you for your note. I’m glad you were able to watch the video I have created.
      My journey to the battlefields last summer was life-changing for me in the sense that it allowed to learn how to honour the young men who made the ultimate sacrifices.

      Do feel free to share my video. It was a commitment I made to the good people at Juno Beach Centre that I would try to spread the message whenever I can.


  2. Teresa

    Excited to read and learn about your travels. Do not forget to add fenelon falls on your ‘someday’ list. Teresa Telford-beggs.

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