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Travelling adventures with mum

Published on Jun 23, 2014 9:22 PM
 
-- ST ILLUSTRATION: ADAM LEE

One of my biggest assignments since I moved to London for studies landed in my lap last month. The task: to take my mother on a two-week trip around Europe.

I termed it a big assignment because I had impressed upon myself that this trip was of monumental importance.

After all, this was the furthest my mum had ever travelled from home. It was the first time she was seeing Europe. And, considering her age and general dislike for flying, it could be her only time here.

The trip was important for me as well because I saw it as a chance to assuage a long-held guilt of mine. For someone who has travelled extensively, I have always felt bad about seeing so much more of the world than a person who brought me up and gave me the means to travel in the first place.

 
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