How much do you really know about the people you interact with?

I have often observed a tendency in analyzing our new acquaintances in easy personality traits as “timid”, friendly”, “extrovert”, “outgoing”, “antisocial”, “messy”, “oversensitive”, etc.

And at a first glance the view might be valid, for those of us which have never got a deeper insight in why our fellow colleagues act the way they do.

On the other side, for those who had the chance of exploring other cultures and way of perceiving life, the truth gets a bit more complex.

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The Maltese experience!

I have pushed myself to lay dawn on paper my Maltese experience for two months now. However I have always felt like the story is not over yet, I grabbed on to it like it’s a matter of survival, and maybe it is. The survival of my poisonous nostalgia.

With every country I visit, my heart pumps my blood in different colors, transforming my spirit in a beautiful rainbow. Poisoned by my own heart, relishing sparks of color from every pore.

For an adventure seeker like me, Malta has never been on my bucket list. However a series of circumstances brought me in front of the possibility, and I admit; for an European, Malta is perceived as an easy escape, a less expensive relaxation getaway.

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The Revelation.

Not even God has all the world believing, and still, never gave up on expressing Its beauty.

For those who are wondering what God has to do with traveling and discovering, let me share with you a story that will give you a hint.

While I have never been a people pleaser, and by contrary I have lived my life in ways, many time out of the social expectation, I just recently realized that I did so, many times from fear, fear of not being good enough to please the society.

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Germany vs Italy! the story of Deutschland !

While the world is struggling with War, Hunger, Racism and mostly Hypocrisy and Injustice; there is nothing that can move masses more than…FOOTBALL!

This frenetic, almost addictive joy, that takes over humanity while watching a “ball-chasing game”, is mind-blowing.

2016-07-04 19.31.20So here I am, in Berlin, loosing myself in this wave of people, with hopes raised high, that maybe, just maybe, Germany will claim victory over Italy for the first time.

Who cares now about War, Hunger, Refugees or Brexit, when a country’s ego is challenged!!??

Surrounded by hundreds of people, I found myself carried away, following the street between Victory Column and the Brandenburg Gate.

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Niagara. The story of the waterfalls!

It is believed that if you want something bad enough, sooner or later, you will get it!. Lets add a little work and the success is almost guaranteed.

The Niagara Waterfall, was hitting the top of my bucket-list, since long before I could even imagine myself as a full-time  traveler.

So here we go, without any big revelation, or strange emotions, in front of the long awaited moment, I arm myself with patience for the 7 h. trip that separates me from crossing another major dream-destination from my list.

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Rwanda, a country of transitions!

When we think of Rwanda, the first thing that we will think about is either, The Genocide and Terror, or Poverty and repression.

Very few are those who are able to dismiss this images and see Rwanda for what it is now; The safest country in Central Africa. A place of repentance, redemption and peace, in which the people will greet you with a down-to-earth modesty that will make you believe again in the power of forgiveness.

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Discovering Jordan. Week-end in a Bedouin Style.

A timeless treasure, Petra has won the battle with the passing time, and a place between the “7 Wonders of the World”.

As you might have noticed, the 7 wonders, change, every now and then, when people stop wondering, when the magnificent becomes commercial or too easy accessible, or when our ignorance kills the magic.

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The journey of Ramadan

It’s 18: 50 PM, and I am now standing at my desk, taking small sips of my first coffee of the day; for the first time in a long while, I am grateful for it.

Every drop of caffeine, its rushing trough my veins at a speed that awakens my lethargic body.

After standing on no water nor food, from 3:00 AM, with just a short nap, my brain is overwhelmed with the power of caffeine, now about to take over.Thousand of neuronal connections, are now electrifying, watering  the dry fields of my brain, creating a mix of anxiousness and vigilance.

3 Hours ago…

My brain starts having difficulties concentrating: It’s hard to focus, so I am lying down, trying to fool myself that I am sleepy.

My confused body, its getting dehydrated fast, and now rends itself, prisoner under the chains of my mental struggle. It suppose to be hard but still, I thought I will be able to continue my normal routine.

It’s not the case… The best I can do on my Ramadan baptism, its to apace my body and wait, distract my mind from counting the seconds. I wish I could read, but my mind its too obsessed with  food fairy -tales. My lips are dry and I start coughing, I haven’t staid before without water for more than 1 hour or 2

However, I try to center myself and remember that the whole purpose of fasting is overpowering your mind, your instincts and habits; becoming the master of your mind and body.

OHHH, You were thinking you are in control, didn’t you ? you decide when you eat and sleep, when you buy or watch something…

Well, not really!… you are taking those decisions, in an unconsciousness attempt of satisfying your deeper instincts. And the worst part is that some of us, don’t even realize that those instincts are keeping us from functioning at out full potential.

And while I am not saying we should prohibit ourselves life-pleasures at all times, once in a while, a detoxing diet, both physical, mental and spiritual, will make us conscious and more in command of our Earthy beings.

Today I did it, but costed me…my inner beast fought with me, proclaiming it’s rights…and today I won!!!

At the end of the day, when the time has come to break the Fast, after 14 hours without food or water, my hunger was still there, but my mind was grateful and in peace!!!

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Ramadan Kareem!!

Solo travelling, or the art of falling in love😊

 

Being “solo” has always been considered as good enough to be pitied for.  And for a good reason; You have to cry yourself a river, get up and soak it of alone, and pad yourself on the shoulder to cheer up.😅

However let’s not take ourselves so serious …We have to be able to handle our own S##t before we share other’s. 😉

The same happens when people hear about “solo-travelling”.

“Who is gonna be taking your pictures?,  with who are you gonna share the hotel fees?, who will gonna protect you from the world?  “

All sorts of worries come up like mushrooms after the first rain.

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