Traveling: a Strange Sense of Empowerment

Whether you are taking-off permanently or temporarily, the moment you are left alone in an airport or in the car you will sense a strange feeling of empowerment. You might realize that from this moment onward, you might actually have only yourself to rely on and trust. This strength earned from traveling is generated from some encounters and feelings that traveling forces on the traveler.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

 

First, wherever you are headed to and wherever you are leaving, you are always leaving something behind. If you are not leaving family, friends, loved ones, furry friends, then you are probably leaving memories. Memories create an everlasting bond that you wish you would go back to. You always hear travelers saying “I have to come here again!” but, how likely is this to happen. For that reason, the ability to move on while leaving things behind provides the traveler with a lot of strength.

Additionally, when you are in a new place, you are forced to make relationships and meet new faces and personalities. You will also be forced (to an extent) to deal with the local norms and at least listen to the locals’ issues and struggles that are completely different from yours. Eventually, you as a traveler, will become more accepting of anything different from what you know and what you are used to. Unlike people who were sheltered and spent their lives dealing with only the same kind of mentalities, you will be exposed to new ideologies and your process of thinking will automatically expand and nourish over time.

Finally, traveling taught me not to take things for granted! When am traveling I realize that I am not and will not be in this same place with these people forever. Hence, I learned to optimize time in the best way possible to take advantage and immerse in the place and with the people before heading back to where I came from!

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Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

 

 

 

 

 

Do you have that same feeling of empowerment from traveling or do you have a different perspective?! 🙂

 

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Oman – Muscat

I’m very thankful for Nashwa to give me the opportunity of writing on her wonderful blog.

Unfortunately, my visit to Oman was very short (few hours only). It was wonderful visit though. I hope to make it longer next time. The capital, Muscat, is beautiful city with an amazing weather nowadays. You’ll enjoy your time outdoor there for sure. Not to mention their tasty food and shopping at their old market.

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To my First 100+ Followers & 1,000+ Views from around the World,

Thank you!

Thanks for taking time to read, like, and comment on my posts. Ever since I started this blog a month ago it has been going as intended, where people share their unique perspectives with me and with the readers. That’s exactly the aim of “Find Balance.”

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Where we all come from! 🙂

The best thing is that the blog is getting views from 55 different countries (which one is yours?). This is only 28% of the world, still  ot more to go. I highly appreciate this diversity and can’t wait to reach all these untapped countries either physically or through my writings! 😊

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Can you see your country’s flag?

I hope you stay engaged and inspired. I also can’t wait to be inspired by all your views, comments, and writings if you are a blogger too!

Again, thank you.

Espanya: A Fusion of Everything!

           For three years in a row, I could not miss a summer without visiting beautiful Spain <3. Espanya, as called by the Catalan, has a special place in my heart. While I believe that people should not be the same to get along, such difference could be problematic when friends of different tastes travel together. This may not be an issue if Spain was the destination. Spain has a lot to offer to everyone who is interested in history, culture, sports, nature, or nightlife. Oh and I will not forget the great food and the great people.

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Barcelona, Spain

 

It would only take few minutes of walking in any of Barcelona’s streets like Passeig de Gràcia or Carrer Petritxol to notice the mesmerizing architecture by the famous Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudi. He is most famous for the Basílica de la Sagrada Família or the cathedral of the Holy Family (a must visit!). The cathedral is a symbolic stone representation of the Christian faith and the Family of Nazareth as a model for a united family. The cathedral’s construction is known for the long time its taking. I really can’t wait to see the final look (estimated to be in 2028). Park Guell is another famous work by Gaudi.

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Spain is brimful with a rich culture. In southern Spain, Andalucia is known for its Arabic architecture and beautiful fountains. Also, in Northern Spain, the flamenco dancing with the fierce singing and leg stomping is mind-blowing.

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Moreover, Spain has a wide selection of authentic and very tasty dishes to offer to all the foodie travelers out there! Every restaurant has a wide selection of tapas, or small plates, to offer. My favorite Spanish dish is the famous Paella ❤

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Paella = Yummy overdose!

 

Sport fanatics all around the world know that Spain is a hot spot especially for football (or soccer.) Spain hosts a couple of Europe’s (and the world’s) most famous football teams such as Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.

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At Camp Nou (Barca Fan alert ;))

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Around 471 KMs (1 hour flight) away from Madrid, the capital, lies one of the biggest party capitals in Europe and the whole world: Ibiza <3. There has not been a person I know that has been to Ibiza once and did not want to go again and again. Ibiza is known for its nonstop parties. Some of the world’s most famous DJs live in Ibiza. The day usually starts with a pre party by the pool or the beach. Ibiza is also famous for some of the world’s best beaches. Then, there is usually a party in other clubs from the afternoon till midnight, followed by another party somewhere else that lasts till the break of dawn!

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Ushuaia: Ibiza’s most famous nightclubs!

If you have already been to Spain before, you would know that one article would never do justice in describing the beauty of Spain! If you have not been yet, then it should go on top of your “must visit” list. The people and the land are both very mesmerizing and very inviting. Spain has something of everything to offer. If you are a blogger who is usually inspired by nature, history, culture, food, or people, you will leave Spain with lots of stories to write about! As, Daniel Boulud, a famous French chef, once said  “Spain will always remain inspirational.”

 

Gracias 😊