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My Journey to Travel to 5 Countries in Asia as a Solo Female Traveler.

Dive: Adventurer - Traveler (World)
Description: Loves traveling the world
Level: Level 2
Level Requirements: Has been to 5 foreign countries
Certified On: Jun 25, 2023

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Bety Taneas

Name: Bety Taneas Break Diving Level: Level 1 Number of Certified Dives: 11 From: Indonesia In: Indonesia

1. When and Why Did You Decide to Pursue This Dive At This Level? What was your inspiration and motivation?

When I was a child, I dreamed of traveling the world, exploring the unknown, admiring the world's beauty, and learning about different cultures. Then I started to travel solo to the nearest city in my 20s, which changed my life and made me want to explore more until now! I have learned so many things about life from traveling, and it also gives me the best memories through the journey. 

2. How Long Did It Take For You To Accomplish This Dive At This Level From The Day You Decided To Pursue It, And Why Did It Take That Long?

From the moment I started to plan my trips until I visited 5 countries was about 2 years. I must diligently save money (which is hard), hunt for cheap flight tickets, and finding a suitable schedule to request annual leaves.

3. What Was The Hardest Part About Achieving This Particular Dive Level?

To me, it’s all about budgeting at that time! Money does matter, too, of course: I can’t travel the world without it to afford the accommodation, ticket, visa (if needed), etc.  I worked as an employee full-time to save money for it. Therefore, I decided to start to explore Asia countries that are nearby and do not need a visa.

4. What Was The Easiest Part About Achieving This Particular Dive Level?

I easily adapt to new things and have no fear of exploring the unknown by myself.  Not having fear helped me get new friends easily during the trips and they also helped me if I got lost.  

Being able to speak English as an international language in every country, we can communicate easily with people. Although some countries are not speaking English, we will always find someone who will be able to understand it in English and help us.

5. What Is Your Advice For Someone Who Is Pursuing This Dive And Level?

1.    Set your destination to visit according to your budget then plan your itinerary. Book the ticket, prepare the accommodation, and research the place. Learning a few words in their local languages will be useful.
2.    Be flexible and patient! Don’t worry too much about the stuff that you can’t control or plans that don’t work out during the journey. Take a deep breath and slow down to enjoy it.
3.    Leave your comfort zone and challenge yourself to do something new in life including traveling alone. The more you do this, the more your fear will fade away.
4.    Make new friends while traveling, starting with a smile and learning to understand their cultures.

6. What Are Some Of The Best Resources You Recommend to Those Pursuing This Dive At This Level, And Why Do You Recommend Them? Please Include Relevant Weblinks, If Applicable.

Here are some helpful resources:

Resource 1: Agoda - One of the world's largest and fastest-growing online travel booking platforms

Resource 2: Tripadvisor - The world's largest travel guidance platform

Resource 3: Get Your Guide - An online platform that provides experiences/tour packages to travelers all over the world

Resource 4: -

Resource 5: -

7. Tell Us A Story Of One Of Your Adventures While Pursuing This Dive (At This Level).

For one of my adventures, I planned to go to Japan with my friend and will take a full-day local tour for 12 days.  But for some reason, my itinerary changed, and immediately I had to go by myself without good preparation. 

On my first day in Osaka, I don’t understand how to buy a bus ticket from the airport to reach my hostel and a young man is helping me.  He can’t speak English and I also can’t speak Japanese; we are using body language. I just pointed out my hostel’s address and he helped me to buy the ticket from the machine for me. 

After I reached the nearest station, I walked to my hostel using google maps but still get lost several times. Then I met students, they helped me to find the hostel’s location by walking together with me until I reached the hostel.  They are very friendly and tried to practice their English with me along the way.  

In Takayama, I met a young lady who helped me to wear Kimono, and then we become friends.   She can’t speak English, but we taught each other by using body language and I made a short video where I speak Japanese and she speaks English to promote Takayama city. 

Although I got lost several times, it was a great experience yet fun for me :)

8. What Evidence Did You Submit to Prove You Met the Requirements for This Dive and Level?

9. Will You Be Pursuing The Next Level For This Dive? If Yes, Why? If Not, Why Not?

Absolutely YES! There are so many countries to explore on my bucket list and I will visit them one day.

10. What is the Break Diver's Creed?

No Rules, No Excuses, No Regrets.

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And having made this post, and provided adequate evidence to the dive committee, Bety Taneas is now hereby certified by Break Diving, Inc. as: Adventurer - Traveler (World) - Level 2. Congratulations ! Thank you for being an inspiration to others!

Certificate number: 146

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