It is my first time to be in a budget hostel that offers dorm-style accommodations. Well, it is the second time since I’ve tried Sugbutel in Cebu and I had a good experience.I managed to sleep comfortably and my friends were just in the other cubicle. This time, I am alone in a place full of people from different nationalities. While they’re busy getting to know each other while drinking, I am here in the more quiet part as I try to blog and fight this loneliness that I am feeling.
All of a sudden, I miss my friends. I want to mingle with the other backpackers booked in this place, but I feel a bit shy and hesitant. One approached me earlier and I managed to smile. I also saw one solo female traveler from China and she went to her room now. Most probably, she’s trying to make up for the emptiness she’s feeling like I am doing now as I blog this one.
Is this a normal feeling? Probably. It is my first time and although I’ve read some stories from travel bloggers on what is the usual scenario in a hostel or you can just check here, I am still surprised by it. I am surprised in both good and bad way. I just hope that my room mates later are not that drunk or they might just puke in the room. Don’t want that to happen T_T
Anyway, I guess this is another step for me. Tonight, I will rest first and try to recharge. I chose this place due to budget constraints but I have no regrets. This is one learning experience that I will always remember. I just hope that once I go downstairs and try to mingle, someone will try to talk to me and have a nice conversation. For now, I stick to my laptop to keep me in company. Wait… someone’s here 😛
awwww….. hope you get over the homesickness soon…. actually yan yung fear ko din in traveling solo kase di ako masyadong pala bati sa iba…. but I hope i would be more sociable in the future… =) thanks for sharing Mica…
Thanks Ian 🙂 medyo na-culture shock lang siguro ako hehe but I’ll try to socialize tonight 🙂
Kelan ka ba uuwi??? 🙁
On Monday na Renz 🙂
Wow inggit ako sa adventures mo dyan Mica haha! Goodluck and see you in Bangkok! 😀
LOL! Why am I seeing you again in BKK huhu LOL kidding 😛 See you Drew! Welcome back to Pinas na ang peg natin haha
I experienced staying in hostels for nights. It is a great place to meet other people and socialize. At times though, I was also a bit shy to talk to other people. I was introvert-ishy at some times because I didn’t want to talk and I just wanted to rest. I wait for them to come and talk to me. Hope you find new friends there. 🙂
Thanks for sharing your sentiments, Loraine 😀 The second night turned out to be a great one 😀 I will write about it soon 😀
Sorry to hear you had a lonely night, but it’s better than getting drunk I suppose 🙂
How many nights did you stay in this hostel? I hope they had enough bathrooms. I noticed that a lot of backpackers’ blogs mention staying in budget hostels, and I’ve always wondered whether it’s comfortable, safe, etc or not.
You’re right, Nadia 😀 I stayed for two nights and although my first night was a bit lonely, my second night turned out to be awesome 😀 I’m lucky to have cool roommates who doesn’t need to get drunk to have fun 😀
sa umpisa lang yan. but we’ll wait for april na lang. ayii. hehehehhe peace mica!
Haha ikaw talaga Edcel! 😛 Yeah, let’s wait for April LOL