Five Reasons NOT To Travel

In light of my recent post about five reasons to go travelling NOW, I only thought it fitting to give you five reasons not to go travelling

Because everyone else is doing it

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I mean the whole point of a trend is that everyone is getting on it right. But like what I mean to say is that don’t go to Bali because everyone else is going to Bali. If you hate humidity and coconuts you’re gonna hate Bali. Ask yourself where your own interest lie.

To brag on Instagram

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Or any other social media. I mean part of what makes our generation amazing is that we’re able to share our lives with thousands of people but your primary reasons to travel should not be to give yourself a nice insta feed.

To empty your bank account

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When I say go travel  I don’t mean drop everything and leave. Try being a good, budget traveller, you wanna come out rich in experiences, not material things. Although a little splurge never hurt anyone

To get away from something/someone

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Don’t use travelling as an excuse to run away from your problems because that will only make the journey that much less enjoyable

I could try and think of a fifth reason but i just love travelling too much so i hope the four suffice!

Five Reasons To Go Travelling Now

Travelling has become one of the biggest trends of our time and I cannot resist joining the wagon. If you’re not already convinced, let me give you five reasons to go explore the world!

That Feeling

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My number one reason to go travelling is to have that feeling. You know that feeling where you realise how beautiful our world is and you don’t want to take out your phone just yet because it might just ruin the moment you’re having?

Go travel for that feeling.

To gain more knowledge

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While reading books gives you plenty of knowledge, travelling is a more proactive way of gaining that knowledge. You see new places, history, language, human existence, it all comes down to one experience.

The Food

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I don’t know about you but put something new on my plate and it might just become my next fav food. When you go travelling you’re bound to come across a culture or city’s local foods that you won’t find in your home town. That is an adventure in itself

You’ll have a story to tell

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No matter where the adventure takes you, you’ll have a story to tell and that will shape the person you are. You’ll grow and learn as you navigate a city’s subway system or learn how to use chopsticks.

It will make you more empathetic

In a world where people just can’t help but turn against each other, travelling the world and learning a thing or two without relying on the media might just help make you a better person.

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18 Things I Learnt While 18

In true consistent fashion, I have turned one year older this July. I did one of these last year and so it continues.

  1. Hard work ALWAYS pays off
  2. The things that scare you the most transform into the best life experiences
  3. There is a difference between taking a leap of faith and running into something headlong
  4. Patience is the key to everything
  5. Always be kind to people
  6. EVERYONE has problems and struggles
  7. Always put yourself first- self care is everything
  8. It’s okay to say no
  9. It is possible to be kind and firm at the same time
  10. Life is very short
  11. Don’t get too caught up in this world and its worries
  12. The best is yet to come
  13. If there is goodness in your heart, you will always attract goodness in return
  14. Without failure you won’t know what success tastes like
  15. If people can’t accept you for your unapologetic self, let them go
  16. Your people will always accept you for who you are
  17. Always stay true to yourself and take your time, this is your life
  18. If you didn’t achieve what you set out to achieve, know that there is something better in store. MUCH BETTER

 

An Open Letter To My First Semester At University

Dear University,

You challenged me in ways I never fathomed to be challenged.

To be honest, it was quite the blow to my ego, just how much you expected from me. It’s not like I didn’t try.I gave it my all. But you always seem to want more. You say that’s how I’m supposed to get better, Well, for me, that’s how I learnt how to settle for mediocre.

The people you gave me all had something to teach. Some taught me that people are like the wind, they come and go. Others stick with you no matter what. In the end you attract what you are so what does that tell me about myself?

There are days when I really really hate you. You see, I was bought up to believe if you put in your 110%, you can get anything you want. But you changed that.

I’m playing a new game where cunning and shortcuts are appreciated more then effort. It’s a game where all the players are so advanced in their tactics and their sweet tongues and I’m still looking for a rule book.

But I feel like we have a long way to go. I might not have fallen in love with you but I can learn to love you. Slowly but surely

Signing off

Five Thoughts That Go Through Your Head During An Exam

Having finished all my exams for the semester (woo) I have managed to compile a list of all the questionable things that go through my head during an exam.

  1. Did we even learn this?

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I’m sure we’ve all been here before where half if not all the exam ends up testing your ability on doing something you have no clue how to do

2. THIS IS THE ONE THING I DID NOT REVISE 

We all have our moment of panic when the ONE THING you thought  “eh I’ll skip over this” ends up coming in the exam. I recently did an open book exam where the one thing i forgot to put in my notes turned up arrg

3. “Insert random song that gets stuck in your head”

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There is always that one song from 2007 your brain decides to resurrect instead of giving you the damn answer to the question in front of you

4. How many do i need to get right to pass the course?

To be honest, I do this before, during and after an exam. Just to be on the safer side ya know

5. I’m never gonna finish on time 

EVERY. Single. Time. No matter how much you think you’re on top of it, exams press you for time.

I hope this was relatable and entertaining!

Why Do People Want To Travel So Much?

I feel like humans ever since the beginning of time have had an innate urge to explore. We had merchants discovering countries and fertile land. We had pirates exploring the depths of the ocean

But modern travel is quite something else I believe.

With the rise of Instagram fame and Youtube and hello blogging, I feel like people are more eager to travel and explore new parts of the world.

I guess a huge part of it is this obssession with sharing how amazing our lives really our. Ar face value anyway. Summer in Greece, Winter in Serbia, Spring in Japan. We want everyone to see how great of a time we’re having don’t we?

Globalisation would be a major factor too I suppose.

I mean it’s a good thing. Exploring new places and cultures makes us less ignorant, sometimes we delve into parts of the world that our parents would have written off as “too dangerous” or “too controversial”

We are becoming something of a travel generation and it lets us understand people better, make connections and hopefully reduces prejudice in the upcoming years when the old generation gets replaced by our new, fresh and less ignorant one.

10 Things I Like About Melbourne

So I was gonna do my really exciting post today but I am knackered from doing the really exciting thing today so here is a comprehensive list of everything I like about Melbourne. Hopefully this makes you want to visit sometime!

  1. There is always something going on in Melbourne (Plays, Exhibitions, Street festivals)
  2. How vibrant the city is
  3. The joys of getting lost on the not so good public transport system
  4. The cold weather which gives me an excuse to stay in
  5. The tall buildings that make me feel like I’m in New York
  6. The brunch spots
  7. How cheap everything is (compared to other Australian cities)
  8. How Melbourne is THE place for young people
  9. The open mindedness
  10. The fact that I feel like my heart belongs in this place