Photo of the day: Sunderland

When I was 5, I went on my first journey abroad. Until today I remember the entire trip, from the feeling of being in an airport to being in the air and then landing, taking a train, and experiencing a completely different culture, language, and country. My first trip was in the UK, which nowContinue reading “Photo of the day: Sunderland”

Floating

Here in the UK for the last week, it has been raining non-stop. It seems like winter is getting closer and closer. And that’s so frustrating thinking how this year most of us didn’t have the chance to enjoy summer. Nevertheless, colder temperatures already started taking over the UK, and rain is a constant reminderContinue reading “Floating”

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”

Photo of the day: Lisbon

Lisbon is one of my favourites cities in Europe. I felt that Lisbon is a good balance for a luxurious and a casual vacation. Strolling around the street of the city you get to experience the beauty of the colourful azulejos in every building and the ordinary life of the people. At Lisbon you canContinue reading “Photo of the day: Lisbon”

Light and Rain

My trip to China was full of surprises. It was a three-week trip of living in traditional hostels, a 5-star hotel for free, watch a performance from monks and nuns, join an only-Chinese tour at the Great Wall, have a night out with only locals and join a family dinner, and lastly experience a typhoon.Continue reading “Light and Rain”

Photo of the day: 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 learn many thingsContinue reading “Photo of the day: Leeds”

Photo of the day: Olomouc

The picturesque city of Olomouc is located in the Moravian region of Czech Republic. It is a historical city in the country and was once the capital of Moravia. Nowadays, it is a touristic hub with various attractions. There are several religious monuments such as the Holy Trinity Column which is part of the UNESCOContinue reading “Photo of the day: Olomouc”

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”

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 attractionsContinue 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 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”

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 meaningContinue 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’sContinue 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 suffocatedContinue reading “Exploring home”

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”