A surprised overseas trip to a Kelong (floating house) in Indonesia in August defined free spirit: late night fishing, sampan travelling, swimming and snorkelling in the glistening sea.
Floating on the sea with no Wi-fi was a bliss. It allowed total immersion with the nature and insane adventures.
Free spirit entailed removal of shackles. Health and safety rules were thrown out to sea. Did we travel with a seat belt on? Did we wear a life jacket on a sampan? Was banana boating a smart idea?
Of course no. Free spirit involved being out of the comfort zone, a far cry from my safety-obsessed lifestyle in the leafy English suburb.
Free spirit was utterly thrilling.
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