Invisibility

The leading role always steals all the spotlights and attention. It is a role with a huge responsibility. A role filled with shiny clothes and bright smiles. Sometimes the smiles are fake. However, when surrounded by people, the big and bright smiles are genuinely happy. After all, a leading role cannot be a leader withoutContinue reading “Invisibility”

Fear

They say homo sapiens, or humans, if you prefer, are comparatively vulnerable in terms of physicality. However, looking at our history vulnerability is a complex topic. Today I was looking through my old journals, diaries and notebooks from elementary school till now. While searching I found an old unfinished poem which I think still fitsContinue reading “Fear”

Live. Love. Laugh.

Understandably, many people are quite annoyed at the “quote” live, love, laugh. After all, usually these are words told be people who perhaps never needed someone to encourage them to live, love or laugh. However, life is not that simple. It’s not always easy to just live, to love or laugh. Nevertheless, here I amContinue reading “Live. Love. Laugh.”

Connection

Earlier today, I was listening to a live podcast on Instagram from my favourite Japanese singer. To be fair, I almost understood nothing, but still, I liked listening to his voice. His tone is so calming. While listening to him, I thought about how connected the world is. Here I am in Cyprus, connecting withContinue reading “Connection”

Freedom

When I was younger, I often wished that I wanted to be free. But one would wonder, what does it mean to be free. For instance, I was never locked up in any kind of way. I never had to run away from an abusive relationship, whether romantic, familial, or friendly. Moreover, I grew upContinue reading “Freedom”

The Return

Depending on each person’s lifestyle and views, 18 months can be considered a short or long period. After all, in 18 months, one can be pregnant, and then their child will already turn 1 year old, certainly, for a child’s life that is a very long time. Personally, 18 months don’t feel like a longContinue reading “The Return”

The Sun

The sun is always watching over us. Even when we feel cold and hopeless, the sun is there waiting for us to leave behind our negative and depressing thoughts. The sun is strong and mighty and burns everything within a short distance, yet the sun gives hope. It might be cold outside, but we feelContinue reading “The Sun”

Normal

If normal is overrated, it would mean that there is normalcy in life. But is there really such a thing as being normal? Sometimes I wonder what normal really is. My mum would often chide me over my clothing choices. My parents often worry about my desire to travel alone, and my friends wonder whyContinue reading “Normal”

Running

Usually, travel stories are about exploring new places, visiting fantastic destinations, and learning more about other cultures and nations. However, most travellers will tell you the most unique and challenging experiences they had were during simple and ordinary tasks, such as using public transportation. Unfortunately, I have an issue with time. I seem to neverContinue reading “Running”

Breathe. Feel. Dance.

The wind is blowing, the trees are dancing calmly to the soothing beat of a waltz, and I am lost.People tend to create beautiful dreams of their desired future. Their greedy minds always create a perfect-like path covered with rose petals. However, reality often is cruel. So, here I stand, lost amongst the dancing treesContinue reading “Breathe. Feel. Dance.”

Kindness

With the arrival of the new year I went on a stroll around the city to relax and try to breath in the air of 2021. Hopefully, better air than last year. So far, it doesn’t feel that much better. Where I live, we are in tier 4 so more or less in lockdown, andContinue reading “Kindness”

Happy New Year!

Last year, I decided to follow my dreams and leave my cosy place in Czech Republic. But instead of going back home in Cyprus, I left for the UK. In the year of 2019, I had what you would describe as enlightenment. After many tears, I discovered my true passion and myself. Therefore, I wasContinue reading “Happy New Year!”

Empty Christmas

Last year, as I have decided to move from my place in Czech Republic to the UK, I didn’t go back home for Christmas. I had to finish packing and preparing myself for the big move. Therefore, even though it was not my first time to spend Christmas away from home, it was the firstContinue reading “Empty Christmas”

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 globalizationContinue reading “People being humans”

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 storiesContinue reading “Acceptance”

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 alwaysContinue reading “Love is the key”

Solo travelling

From a young age, I have been a very independent person. In my childhood, I would often participate in various extracurricular activities, and one of them was being a scout. At the age of seven, I went on my first trip away from my parents for a whole week. We went camping in the mountains.Continue reading “Solo travelling”

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’sContinue reading “A Journey through English”

Colours of Portugal

A few years back I had the chance to spend a day in the capital of the beautiful and colourful Portugal. I was flying to Accra, Ghana, however I had a stop for 18 hours in Lisbon. I arrived at Lisbon in the evening so I was able to explore the city during the nightContinue reading “Colours of Portugal”

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 suffocatedContinue reading “Exploring home”

Perfect match

Since I was a kid, music has been a huge part of my life and until today no matter what I do, I love having music on the background. I think it always helps me keep my mind occupied and at the same time to concentrate. Of course it’s not only about the music, it’sContinue reading “Perfect match”

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 haveContinue reading “A life full of choices”

Roller Coaster

Sometimes, I find myself looking back on the last few years and I realise how life is in fact a roller coaster ride that has more inversions than you can count. Often, I would hear the phrase “life is like a roller coaster” but only felt how truthful that is when I found myself strandedContinue reading “Roller Coaster”

Of Flights and Love

I guess I am a little bit late (like always) but Happy Valentine’s day! So, we just had Valentine’s day last Friday, and frankly, this whole weekend, if not week, should be all about love. You all know by now that this is a travel blog filled with stories from my travelling mishaps and adventures,Continue reading “Of Flights and Love”

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 ownContinue reading “One person, a million stories”

Being a petite woman

We are almost halfway to the end of the first month of 2020, and just three days ago, I finally moved back to the United Kingdom. It was not my first time moving to another country, but it was my first time moving by myself without any help. I admit my life has been aContinue reading “Being a petite woman”

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 fromContinue reading “The power of words”

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 beautyContinue reading “Being Anonymous”

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 doContinue reading “The struggles of an introvert”