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 😛