Someone once told me that I’ll be most powerful and joyful
when I follow my intuition & listen to the whispers of my heart.
I didn’t understand it then.
Now I do.
It speaks so loud.
And I’m so much more WILLING.
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This post is not about crazy life in Bangkok.
Has nothing to do with the wild night life on Patayya beach.
This post won’t show you the famous James Bond island
neither that famous beach from DiCaprio’s movie.
This post won’t share with you the greatest spicy Thai dishes (only sweet mango sticky rice)
and won’t talk about how Thailand is NOT how it was 20 years ago;
But It will show you my sweet memories from two beautiful islands and two magical resorts.
I stayed at two beautiful & eco-chic resorts in Vietnam and here are few moments that I would love to share with you.
Aloe vera under the blue skies,
And gardens fresher than you,
There is a topic most people don’t feel comfortable talking about once they arrive to a resort or hotel. You can read on their face that something is not alright, and it’s not about the villas, their butler or the weather.
There are 99 things that can frustrate you while you fly and the limited space is just one.
Today we won’t talk about the battles for arm rest or about the crying baby, neither we will discuss the food on the plane or the guy who snores 10 cm away from your right ear. We will ignore the lady that just reclined her chair into your dinner and forget about our swollen feet.
This moment we will discuss 3 little known secrets that diminish the above mentioned annoyances.
Everytime I come back from my travels, especially when I exit the arrival door at the airport, I get this immense pain in my chest. Oh my goddness, I arrived “back”.
Settling back to normal routine just makes me go wild.
Do you know the feeling when excitement after arrival to your holiday destination rubs off and effects of long flight (combined with effects of coming to a different time zone) start kicking in?
If you count yourself as a proud traveller, I’m sure you know what I’m talking about.
But the thing is that we have no plans to be tired on holidays or (even worse) in a paradise like this, right?
Let’s say you don’t have a chance to travel in the first class yet (cause we all know it is very cosy there) and let’s say you travel quite a lot. Let’s say you already got used to the procedures on the airport, got used to be kind when people take loads of time to put their mini suitcase on the top shelf. Let’s say you already watched all the cool movies (and cartoons) they offer, read the inflight magazine and let’s say that today you are not so lucky to catch all four seats in a row (it happened to me once and I slept all the way from Colombo, Sri lanka to Munich, Germany. Thank you, universe). And for today, let’s imagine that behind or infront of you is not a family with three kids full of energy. Just not today, ok?
This goes out to all the (expat) ladies that are just about to fall in love with a Maldivian. This goes out to all the women from around the world that will soon start working around Maldivians. This goes out to all my Maldivian friends, because you know I kinda miss you all. Here there are, 5 things you didn’t know about men from the middle of the Indian Ocean
Few months ago I got an email from a friend. In about 1400 words (quite a lot for a man that is not a writer, right?) he explained how hard it is for him to watch a very capable woman, wandering around the world, like a headless chicken. He wrote that I am not gaining experiences, but underestimating myself, cause I sleep in wooden cottages and work for low salary in one of the strongest countries in the world. He concluded the email that I have a very low self-esteem and wrote: »What are you running away from, Sandra?«
I finished our friendship, not because of that email, but because (my) friends are people who understand the urge to travel and explore. And most of them do, excluding this guy. Anyway, I am grateful for his considerations, cause he made me think.
What am I running away from? And, am I really running away?
My journey to the »Sunny Side of Life« started in September 2012, when I realized my life was nothing but bright. After spending weeks in hospital, because of food poisoning in Morocco and after being described as a »Person that never learned anything« and »A Little girl that knows nothing about humility« by one of the most honest and shining lady I ever worked for, a woman I admired (still admire) the most… I realized I am not speaking with my own voice nor walking the talk anymore.
So I wrote in the Google search engine: »Teaching yoga by the seaside«, »Yoga teacher wanted«, »Teaching yoga in paradise« and guess what – got a job in 48 hours. Seriously, the one with a contract and all assistance to move to Maldives, as I just became a »Yoga Instructor and Fitness Supervisor« in one of the resorts in Maldives.