The 1000 days are almost up. I've achieved what I set out to acheive, to get rid of my desire of constantly being in new places. No more my heart yearns for obscure lands, lonely roads and starving cold nights in tents. I always said good bye to my faring hosts next day, in search of something new. A new day, a new sunrise, a new sunset, a new story and a new adventure.
Sure, I starved, sun burnt, tired and cold. But it was all worth it. Every piece of mishap, misery and even tears, just a small price I paid for this adventure.
And of course, I had all of you. Guiding me, nudging me and keeping moral high with kind words, always. I'm grateful for and I only have gratitude to give. I can't put a price on it. It's not my journey alone. I was almost never alone.
I did it all cause my heart wanted it and now it no longer want it. My body doesn't want more cold uncomfortable nights, my stomach doesn't want me to starve more and my legs seem tired. Even Rover is complaining.
So I wish to stop and reflect. And thankfully I've a friend in mountains who has given me to space to do just that.
I'll be spending my Winters in Manali, at @c6manali ,in the company of good people. I would mostly spending my time doing things which my heart wants now. Warm fires, tasty food, sketching and colours and in the company of caring friends.
So that's how I want to spend the rest of 4 months, so as to complete these 3 years.
But I also would be thinking of what's next?
Travel bloggers aren't always the smartest travellers! 🤦♂️ This is a #throwback to when I booked a flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki for a WRONG DATE because I booked it in a hurry, forgetting that Europe follows the MM/DD/YY format unlike our DD/MM/YY format for the calendar.
But despite wasting the flight ticket, the fun part was that i landed up taking the train, which had this plush cabin + I landed up making a local friend + a great guy in Helsinki accepted my last minute @Couchsurfing request, since I had to make changes to my schedule because of this!
Sometimes things just become more fun when they DON'T go according to plan, I guess 😄
Ever had a crazy madventure like this on your travels? Do share your story too!
I am not here to inspire anyone to dress a certain way. I am just here to be me!
Reporting my photos for wearing traditional clothing outside of the tired and outdated rules will accomplish nothing because I don't post anything that violates instagram's guidelines.
Asking me for saree draping tutorials will elicit no response because I have no intentions of telling people how to wear their six or nine yards.
I am not here to monetise this space so I don't focus on the analytics or try to grow my account in active ways. I am not looking for validation and my confidence comes from within myself.
Women's clothing receives unending scrutinity and our style choices are examined even more closely in the social media space.
I wear whatever i please in ways that make me happy, to solely delight myself. I live in a part of the world where my sartorial choices receive less stares and I stay away from ignorant/judgemental people. However, I recognise that not many people have the choices I do.
I live in a coastal city with a sunny climate and our winters are pretty mild, perfect for a variety of outdoor activities and water sports. I spend most of the year with bathing suits under my clothes and have more swimwear than I can count. I wear denims, sarees and skirts with a variety of sports bras and swim suit tops because I want to. I don't choose how other women should present themselves and unless I want to say something positive, I don't comment on anyone's online posts.
If my choices bother you so much, you should examine why you're so bitter. I on the other hand will continue to wear my bralets with sarees, my saree blouses with tiny shorts and post photos here because I want to! *
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Been seeing these ceramic swallows (or andorinha in Portuguese) everywhere and wondered about its meaning. Apparently, these migratory birds tend to build their nest in the same spot they inhabit year on year, and became a symbol of family and home for the locals. With a single partner their entire lives, they also represent love, loyalty and fidelity. It became common to exchange ceramics swallows between shy lovers and are amulets of harmony, happiness and prosperity at the houses they are hung on. It was first designed in 1891 by a famous Portuguese artist, Rafael Bordallo Pinheiro. Forget the sardines and get a swallow!
Крепость из предыдущей истории – реально существующая. Находится она на острове Спиналонга, который с шестого века нашей эры до тринадцатого века нашей эры носил название Калидон и был полуостровом.
В двадцатом веке в крепости действительно был лепрозорий. Туда с 1903 г. Привозили больных проказой не только из Греции, но и из других стран Европы.
На забытый остров приезжали забытые люди. Так было до 1936 г., пока в крепость не прибыл новый больной Эпаминондас Ремундакис, который смог вдохновить жителей на возрождение крепости и полноценной жизни. Город и люди преобразились.
В 1957 г. Крепость опустела. Было найдено лекарство от проказы, и люди покинули место своего заточения. С 1970-х годов по сегодняшний день Спиналонга – туристическая Мекка Крита. Это место нужно обязательно посетить, если вы оказываетесь в Греции. Оно просто переполнено историей, тайнами, пугающим и одновременно привлекательным шармом заброшенного города «живых мертвецов». Это город, в котором, кажется, еще можно встретить заблудшие души ,если заглянуть в укромные, потаенные места.
The fortress from the previous history-really existing. It is located on the island of Spinalonga, which from the sixth century BC to the thirteenth century ad was called Kalidon and was a Peninsula.
In the twentieth century, the fortress really was a leper colony. Since 1903, leprosy patients have been Brought there not only from Greece but also from other European countries.
On forgotten island came forgotten people. It was not until 1936, while in the fortress there has arrived the new sick REMONDIS Epaminondas, who was able to inspire the revival of the fortress and fulfilling life. The city and people have changed.
In 1957, the Fortress was empty. A cure for leprosy was found, and the people left their prison. From the 1970s to the present day Spinalonga is a tourist Mecca of Crete. This place is a must-visit if you find yourself in Greece. It is simply overflowing with history, secrets, frightening and at the same time attractive charm of the abandoned city of the "living dead". This is a city in which, it seems, you can still meet lost souls, if you look into the secluded, secret places.
Beautiful hotel lobby at @anaheimmarriott! Love the ambiance inside the hotel! Stay tuned, I’ll be sharing about @Disneyland tips and time saving hacks along with our @marriotthotels review later this afternoon on the blog! I’ll post it on Instagram when it’s ready! #TravelBrilliantly#VisitAnaheim#AnaheimMarriott