In celebration of American Mother’s Day, this Montage Monday features travel with my own mom! Thanks for everything, Mom! I love you!
The last time I saw my mother, we were traveling in Burma in January 2010 with my two aunts (my mother’s two younger sisters) and my maternal grandmother to visit our family who still live in Burma. It was a fantastic month-long journey and I had a great time spending quality time with my family, especially my mother.
I flew my mom out to Istanbul to visit me when I was living in Turkey back in 2009. It was her first exposure to a completely different culture and she did well in embracing it. There were a few trying moments during the two weeks we traveled around Turkey, but all in all, I had fun showing my mom around Istanbul and Turkey. Here, my mom and I are walking across Istanbul’s Galata Bridge, with the New Mosque (Yeni Camii) in the background.
My first major travel with my mom was to Burma in 2005. If you can believe it, this was also my first international trip as well! To be very honest, I didn’t want to go to Burma and my mother basically forced me to go to Burma to visit family. I’m not sure why I didn’t want to go to Burma since I was very much interested in traveling. I suppose it was because I wasn’t sure what to expect in Burma and the uncertainty scared me. In any case, I’m glad that my mother made me go.
Just another reason for loving my mother all the more: She forced me to get over my fear of traveling to an unknown foreign country!
Where’s the BEST place YOU’VE ever traveled to with YOUR mom?
© Connie Hum 2011