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- There are so many things wrong in this picture just like how there are so many things wrong in life. I shouldn't have coloured my hair. I shouldn't have eaten that last slice of cake. I shouldn't have taken this journey. I should have stayed back home. I shouldn't have cried front of everybody. I shouldn't have taken so many clothes with me.
My trip to Swat Valley was filled with so many questions. When I said yes to a project - an all sponsored tour - I was expecting to listen what the people had to say about life, religion, culture and politics. The trip turned out to be a lesson of bad choices and how one should never expect at the start.
Regardless, I made excellent travel buddies and laughed my heart out at the stupidest joke. Everything happens for a reason, perhaps not but my nonconsensual self attempted to connect the dots in an effort to convince myself that 'everything will be okay' and 'this is meant to be for something grand'.
The trip may not have been what I envisioned it as but it did teach me a lesson or two about human experiences and emotions.
Travel Tip 💡: Expectations is a killer of creativity. If you want to travel do so with an open mind and surrender yourself to nature.
Goodbye Switzerland, 👋🏼 Austria! We immediately fell in love with Innsbruck. This colorful city is right in the Alps and is popular for winter sports. Our @airbnb ended up being owned by a professional snowboarder! The apartment was in the mountains and overlooked the entire city. It wasn’t easy to find but it was incredible. More to come on our time in Innsbruck 🙌🏼
Happy Sunday to you my loves! I realise I've been radio silent on the blog recently - I always feel like I have so much to say but not always the capacity to say it; like I feel blocked! I just think it's better to wait til inspo strikes than to force anything out, y'know?! Stick with me, I will be back! 👊🏻
хочется написать про ожидания.
➳ что не стоит строить себе красочных картинок и искать соответствия. гораздо приятнее быть в моменте, открывать новое и радоваться происходящему, чем расстраиваться о не случившемся. поверьте.
➳ быть добрее. к окружающим людям, к месту, к стране. принимать, понимать, сопереживать, ставить себя на место других и отпускать, не принимая близко к сердцу и уж тем более не транслируя это дальше.
➳ помнить, что все мы стремимся к счастью. но тут важно понимать свою личную ответственность и не перекладывать её на других, на чужие плечи, на события и обстоятельства.
✔️ мы сами делаем выбор. и сделанный выбор - это личная ответственность.
This dress has become a small symbol of the generosity I experience every day in Pakistan. Here’s the story behind the photo.
Before driving out for today’s trip, I wanted to pop by a local shop and buy a shawl. I thought it might look good in pictures.
The driver stopped by a small shop owned by his relative. After rummaging in his wares, I finally found a purple shawl I liked. I asked for the price.
He said the shawl belongs in a set with a dress. Of course, I didn’t need the dress. Just as I was about to walk out disappointed, the shopkeeper suggested I should just borrow the whole set - dress and shawl - for the day. No need to buy it.
I asked him about the rental price, but he insisted on giving it to me for free. After a lengthy back-and-forth, I thanked him profusely, took the dress and planned to pay him upon my return.
At some point during the day, I put on the dress and we took a bunch of photos. Some local boys passing by in a jeep seemed to think I was a Pashtun girl 😅 It was great fun twirling around in this beautiful frock with the mountains in the background.
Eventually, we came back to the shop to return the dress. Again I asked about the rental price and took out a few hundred rupees to give to the shopkeeper. He said he didn’t want the money. He wouldn’t hear of it, no matter how much we insisted. There was no convincing him to take the payment. He was simply happy to see that a foreign tourist - me - could enjoy a piece of local culture.
I find that incredible: he could have made easy money on me, yet he chose not to. Such simple generosity.
I showed him the photos we took in the dress. His lips stretched from ear to ear in a bright smile.
On the way back from the shop to the hotel, the driver turned around to me: “You see, our name has been tarnished but we are good people”. Photo and Caption by @evazubeck .
Writing’s On The Wall. Who’s had a chance to leave their mark here?!
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If you have been watching my adventures in Peru with @acanelaexpeditions you saw how incredible the experience was especially with the whole crew! When I was thinking about all the expenses for this trip it’s clearly not a cheap one especially with airfare. I’m excited to share this giveaway with you guys so you can have the chance to knock Peru off your bucketlist too. The best news is you can bring a friend and it includes airfare for the both of you!
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The Winter Garden 🌴 One hotel in London I have always wanted to visit is the stunning @the_landmark_london, with its gloriously extravagant winter garden that shelters visitors from stormy days. We visited for afternoon tea (a new Tea Files review will be coming soon!) and we couldn’t believe how beautiful this hotel was, from the towering palm trees to the abundance of fresh flowers. If you get a chance to stop by I’d highly recommend it ❤️ Also, my mama took this photo even though we all know how much she hates doing that so thank you mama for nailing the shot! 👏👏👏