People being humans

The current situation in the world showed us how no matter our background, lifestyle, status etc. we are all humans with the same bodies, minds, souls, and spirits. It is easy to forget what it means being a human but I believe travelling does give us the opportunity to rediscover humanity. Advance technology and globalization … Continue reading People being humans

Myths and Heroes

Apart from the party-loving islands, beautiful beaches, and amazing monuments, Greece is also known for the often dramatic myths of gods, and heroes. Cyprus has been part of the Greek civilisation for thousands of years, thus many Greek myths take part on the island. Many of you may be familiar with the Pygmalion effect. But … Continue reading Myths and Heroes

Photo of the day: Flowers

Sometimes the beauty of travelling is discovering a splash of colour, or a splash of happiness in an unexpected corner. While exploring Bratislava, I happened to stumble on this beautiful and tiny flower shop. It was a rainy November day so a bit of colour was definitely needed. A splash of colour Thanks for reading, … Continue reading Photo of the day: Flowers

Photo of the day: Leeds

University of Leeds My journey of exploring, discovering, understanding, and maturing, started in the city of Leeds in the United Kingdom. I lived in Leeds as a university student, and I had four fantastic years there. I met people from all over the world, I enjoyed various parties, concerts, or other events. I got to … Continue reading Photo of the day: Leeds

Acceptance

This post is not about travelling but rather a personal essay of my experience of understanding and accepting myself. However, while this is not about travelling, my journey to discovering myself is linked to travelling. Specifically, it is connected with getting to know other cultures and people, who helped me manifest myself with their stories … Continue reading Acceptance

Explore. Discover. Learn.

In 2015 I had the chance to travel to China. For sure many wish to explore the vast country of China, to walk at the Great Wall, to visit the Forbidden City, to explore the Shaolin temple or to witness the greatness of the Longmen Grottoes. Undoubtedly there are so many historical and cultural attractions … Continue reading Explore. Discover. Learn.

Love is the key

On a different post I both criticised and praised volunteering tourism. I still stand by the opinion that often volunteering created harmful results rather than positive. Yet, from my experience I believe that volunteering can teach people of love, understanding, respect, and hope. This post is of how I came to learn that love always … Continue reading Love is the key

Volunteering Tourism

When I was a university student in the UK, many organisations would often promote volunteering abroad. Indeed, volunteering is perceived as a good act, and most people do it out of their hearts' goodness. However, I believe volunteering sometimes brings harm rather than positive results. For instance, an 18-year-old goes to help at an orphanage … Continue reading Volunteering Tourism

Positive Energy

Often school, work, expectations, and obligations consume our spirit and happiness to a degree of forgetting to smile. Sometimes it is rather difficult to find positive energy when you're cooped up in four walls every day. For this reason, people seek different ways to release stress. For some, the best way is reading a book … Continue reading Positive Energy

No borders

When people live alone in a foreign country, they often seek others of their own ethnicity. Although being amongst your people sounds appealing, to me, it always seemed dull. Undoubtedly, it’s always good to have someone of your background close to you because usually, you can comprehend each other better. You can understand the meaning … Continue reading No borders

A Journey through English

For those whose first language is not English, I’m sure you all remember the very first time you had to speak in English. It feels weird, and it’s as if you are becoming a completely different person. Mind you that happens with every new language you learn. But since English is the international language, it’s … Continue reading A Journey through English

A sense of belonging

When travelling, people are often on a journey of discovering or on an adventure into the unknown to explore, understand, see, do, or taste. But no matter how much someone loves being on the road, there are times one would feel nostalgia, homesickness, or misplaced. For anyone in this world, home emits feelings of belonging, … Continue reading A sense of belonging

Exploring home

We are currently living in difficult and stressful times, feeling worried whether we have enough toilet paper or not for the next month. Everyone knows by now that many countries all over Europe are locked down so many travellers are stuck outside of their own homes or are stuck in their small hometowns feeling suffocated … Continue reading Exploring home

A life full of choices

Recently I moved to another country because of a new job opportunity that I was lucky to get. But unfortunately for the first time in my life I have been struggling greatly to adapt. Usually I easily get along with the people around me and I am a quick learner so I generally don't have … Continue reading A life full of choices

One person, a million stories

One of the most beautiful things about travelling is meeting unique people. When on the road, you often get to meet others to share your stories and dreams. Undoubtedly, travelling is the best way to find yourself immersed in beautiful fairy-tales, inspirational life stories, or crazy adventures. And along the way, you create your own … Continue reading One person, a million stories

The power of words

When you’re travelling, you often encounter strangers that, with their stories, give you power. But only recently did I feel the real power of communication and speech. In the summer of 2019, I had the chance to participate in a volunteering project as a leader. Being responsible for a team that consisted of people from … Continue reading The power of words

Dreaming Again

While on the road, I often encountered people who, in one way or another, were working hard towards their dreams. Though one would wonder, what dreams really are. Dreams can have several definitions and synonyms. People no matter where they are from, what their occupation is or what their status is, they always dream of … Continue reading Dreaming Again

It’s never too late

It’s never too late Sometimes when traveling, you get to be anonymous and become a stranger among strangers. But strangers can become your friends, lovers, heroes, or inspiration. Although I was born in a generation where women are much more privileged than in the past, as a woman, I experienced moments that made me realize … Continue reading It’s never too late

Being Anonymous

When traveling, you often get to see sights of considerable significance to the country. You get to learn about remarkable people that, in their own way, brought glory to their country. But I have to say, being anonymous sometimes feels more glorious than being someone. As a traveller, I often seize the joy and beauty … Continue reading Being Anonymous

Into the Unknown

Travelers often encounter unexpected situations. The most thrilling moments, though, are when travellers get to explore unknown lands. In our modernized world, the term of an explorer is often misguided. After all, nowadays, before you travel to an “unknown” land, you already have all the information needed for exploring and discovering. Nonetheless, often, guidebooks do … Continue reading Into the Unknown

Africa’s unique Canopy Walkway

Have you ever felt that thrilling feeling of getting lost in the unknown? As a traveller, I often encountered unexpected situations and explored unknown lands. But there was one moment that made me feel the wondrous feeling of being outside of my comfort zone. In 2017, I got the opportunity to participate in a project … Continue reading Africa’s unique Canopy Walkway

The struggles of an introvert

In general, there are two types of people, attention seekers, and attention avoiders. I’ve always been part of the latter. I was always content being in the background and having a supporting role. As an introvert, I love having a simple life, and I don’t need much to be satisfied. Although even if I do … Continue reading The struggles of an introvert

Happiness is the key

A smile can be a powerful tool. Although it’s an asset for happiness, it can also bring forward sadness, anger, or embarrassment. Globalization indeed created a world that often has no borders. Friendships and relationships now can easily be found everywhere because of mutual understanding. But often, there are moments of misunderstandings or awkwardness because … Continue reading Happiness is the key

Expect the unexpected

When travelling, we often face surprising situations. During my time in China, unexpectedly, my friend was required to go back to her work. She was needed as a translator for a guest from a Belgian company. And somehow, I ended up pretending to be a businesswoman. For three days, I was following my friend and … Continue reading Expect the unexpected