Month: May 2014

You are Beautiful

You are wonderful

Because you choose to be kind to others and yourself,

Because you are profoundly concerned about the environment,

Because every day you are doing a small step to be closer to your main life determination,

Because you say thank you when some kind human gives you a way on the road,

Because you never take for granted the ability to walk, read and think,

Because you also think that life is not about money and status,

Because you respect your parents knowing that one day they will be sadly gone,

Because you travel the world in order to be lost and find yourself,

Because you always eat your breakfast,

Because you smile and don’t let anyone affect your wonderful mood,

Because every day you wake up with only positive and enthusiastic thoughts,

Because you help others and don’t expect anything back,

Because you value your time,

And because you are just one beautiful individual!

 

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Amsterdam vibes

Amsterdam is beautiful. It’s vibrant, bountiful, full of character and inspirational. I came here alone back in 2012 with high expectations and open mind. The city welcomed me with warm air and the amazing feeling of freedom.

My first evening was wandering around the cosy streets around my hostel. It was rather enjoyable. After just 10-15 minutes I was engaged in the conversation with two guys from London, who came to explore the city. Just like me. We went to a jazz bar and had an amazing time! Never be afraid of saying yes, at least never to a beer 🙂

The next two days were full of exploring: sex museums, high citizens and tourists, friendly backpackers, live music and boat trip.

And of course I felt lonely at some point. This is an evident part of travelling solo. There will be emotional moments; a little, or big, cry; isolation or the need of familiar face (even the most annoying one). But it will go away, trust me. Go to sleep, read a book, sit by the river. Cry out loud. It helps. It’s all down to positive thinking. You can’t even imagine how powerful our mind is. No fear, you will comprehend it after some trips alone.

So, take this dusty backpack, fill it with essentials and go away!

P.S. Amsterdam is a great place to start.

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The power of latitude

Have you ever wandered around on your own? Have you experienced the real power of freedom?

It is such a bliss to walk around the greens, passing humans by with a huge smile on your face. They do question themselves why, but this is non of your business. You just carry on. Happy. With the destination in mind. Or perhaps not. Just go. Walk fast, like myself, or slow down to appreciate the world and this epic sense of independence.

Many people ask me how can I just walk around, alone. Well, if you have never tried it, how do you know if it’s inane? Make this first, rather daunting, step. The whole world opens up. Your mind becomes free. You find fresh aspects of your personality. Did you know you could start a conversation with a stranger? What about this spine-chilling lunch on your own with no one to talk to? (Oh, everyone is staring at me here, they must be thinking I am a freak). Guess what, nobody is interested in you, so you can eat in peace. Speaking of peace, time alone gives you a mental harmony. Believe me, we all need it. We are human beings after all, not robots.

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