Travel is often viewed as an experience, and with good reason. However, there are times when you cannot choose where you travel to.In 2019, this happened to me.My husband was given a job posting in Brunei.

When I was three months pregnant, I had a choice:Either stay with him in Brunei for quite a long time prior to getting once again to India or stay in India, alone.I chose the first option. I wanted to be close to him, not because I was proud of my nation.

I had never been drawn to Brunei. I was only presented with a single stunning mosque in any research I conducted online.Due to the high cost of domestic and international flights, frequent outbound travel was also impossible.