The Beauty of Trying New Things

As someone who loves to explore and travel, trying new things is something I’ve been encouraged to do. I often wondered: what do I know about life outside my immediate circle? It turned out: so very little…

When I was in Slovenia, my family and I stayed at a student hostel for a day since all city hotels were fully booked and it was only a matter of a day. We later learnt that despite the tiny space and shared bathrooms, it was a fun, cheap, and more sensible choice which in fact gave me a peek into what life will look like for me in a couple of weeks time at university. When we surround ourselves with the same people, ideas, routines, and conversations, we are unexposed. But by being open and adventurous, we come back with expanded perspectives.

The sleeping capsule in the hostel – how cute is this?

In Singapore, my sister, my mom and I struggled to find food we normally eat. As an island surrounded by water it is no wonder seafood is a big part of Singapore’s cuisine. My mom is a picky eater, but my sister and I are more open to trying different foods so we went to a (very!) local market and ate a whole chilly king crab. And Wowzers it was divine…

So, trying new things also helps us figure out our likes and dislikes.

Me trying a king crab 🦀

In Mumbai, my sister and I were stranded in the rain late at night after a good dinner of sushi and ramen. None of the Ubers were around our area, so we took an auto rickshaw by ourselves for the first time. The cool breeze on our faces and the extremely bumpy roads made the journey feel like a roller coaster. Sometimes, it’s good to try new things simply because it’s…fun!

India’s autos 🛺

Above all, I believe trying new things makes us interesting people. I know my travel experiences have left me with exciting stories to tell, and there is always a way to build conversations with people. Life is too short not to try something new. After all, better an Oops than a What if, right?

⁃ SaaniaSparkle 🧚🏻‍♀️

75 thoughts on “The Beauty of Trying New Things

  1. Dear Saania.

    It is, for me, an amazement to read you and observe your enormous writing capacity; that allows the Google translator to leave a neatly written text in a really cultured Spanish.

    Thank you very much.

    Greetings.
    Niklauss.

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  3. I have often heard that crab is a delicacy. But then I also found it extremely difficult and cumbersome to break the shell piece by piece and eat it. I was the last one to finish my meal as I kept struggling with the crab in Goa! Though it was tasty… but by the time I finished the meal I had forgotten what it had tasted like because my thoughts were so full of craking the outer shell…

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  4. Life is all about new experiences, it would be really boring otherwise. However, we all get accustomed to a routine, and it takes strong will and motivation to try out something new.

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  5. It was so good to read about your experiences. I always wanted to try crab but somehow I felt I won’t be able to try it. After reading your experience I want to try it too. Because it’s all about experiencing new things which might or might not be good.

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  6. love this mantra: “better an Oops than a What if” ! I hope you don’t mind me using it too. I love reading about your experiences. It’s really a good feeling when you get to experience trying out new things. It makes you realise how much you can do and not let your mind dictate you or discourage you before even trying. Life is too good not to be experienced!

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  7. Cant agree more. This article is totally related. Me as a person gets bored easily with monotonous things and always like to try and experience new things. Be it trying new food, exploring new places. Gives me energy ❤️

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  8. Hello Saania ^^ !
    Like you say, it’s better sometimes a Ooops than a what if.
    You’ve the chance to travel the world and see the beautiful of it.
    And have the philosophy to love it, and share it.
    Continue travels and discovers !
    Next time, space ?
    Why not ?
    Miss G 😊

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