What a Traveller’s Heart Feels When She Says Goodbye

I wonder why I cannot find the perfect words when I say goodbye to someone I will miss. There and then in that last moment before we start walking the opposite way, why do such simple words cause difficulty like I love you or I am proud of you for what you are doing every day. Continue reading “What a Traveller’s Heart Feels When She Says Goodbye”

Confessions of an Ex-Expat: The Devastating Truth About Returning Home

Today it’s been exactly 2 years since I got off the plane in India and glanced a country like no other for the first time. After an overnight journey with trouble sleeping I could barely keep my eyes open on this surprisingly sunny morning of January.

My mentor was waiting for me outside the airport with a gentle smile. I expected a hug, but he shook hands with me and welcomed me to India. Continue reading “Confessions of an Ex-Expat: The Devastating Truth About Returning Home”

Burn your itinerary! Why Travelling is Not a Checklist.

The best moments from my journeys were never planned. I found myself in places I had never heard of and met the most amazing people by luck. The world is full of beauty and mystery and I believe the best way we can spend our lives is trying to explore as much of it as possible. Travelling, however, doesn’t have a recipe. There are no must-visit places and noone can tell you which are the top ten destinations this year. Continue reading “Burn your itinerary! Why Travelling is Not a Checklist.”

5 Invaluable Lessons I Learnt from Living between 2 Continents

The life of an expat is always particular. We are a different breed all in all who refuses to settle and gives up the comfort of a homeland for the excitement of seeing new places. We make fun of tourists and struggle to explain the extraordinary things we experienced to the ones who are waiting for us at home. We are judged, adored and questioned all the time, but one thing is sure: we will never forget the things that this kind of living has taught us. Continue reading “5 Invaluable Lessons I Learnt from Living between 2 Continents”

4 Stereotypes about Foreigners in Indian Culture

Exploring a new culture is always intriguing, but what’s more shocking is to discover what they believe about yours… It can be amusing at times, and some moments even make you feel proud, while sometimes it stirs you up and makes you explain yourself. Let’s get things straight: here are the labels I was faced with in India as a foreigner from the West.

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Why you should start traveling before you are ready for it

When I first traveled alone to a fundamentally different culture I didn’t really know what I was doing. I just knew that trips in Europe were not enough anymore, and I wanted to see something that shocks the hell out of me. I started to browse the net for an opportunity that wouldn’t bring a financial burden for me, and where I can go as soon as possible. Continue reading “Why you should start traveling before you are ready for it”