Category Archives: Thoughts

How traveling helped me land my dream job

Yesterday, I posted a Facebook story celebrating my second year as a digital nomad. Within the hour of posting, I’ve had a handful of feedbacks and inquiries regarding online freelancing and how I became one. Understandably, more and more people are thinking about becoming an online freelancer since the early days of the pandemic.

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Traveling around Europe during the pandemic

I am deeply aware that traveling is a great privilege, especially now more than ever. Several countries had imposed travel restrictions resulting in tons of trips cancelled or postponed. Inevitably, people became frustrated. Imagine reorganizing your long awaited holiday or chasing down the travel agencies to get your money back. I, for one, still have pending refunds since February, but that’s another story.

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The pressures of a woman turning 30

In some culture, turning 30 is huge life event, even more so if you are a woman. It’s on this age when we are pressured the most for not conforming to the standards of the society – that is, getting married and having children. Because of this, I have a handful of close friends and relatives who went into ‘hiding’ to escape the judgmental eyes of the very people they consider family, friends, and colleagues.

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4 Lessons the pandemic has taught me

I never imagined I’d live to see the world ground to a standstill. The world as we know has changed. Since a few months ago, we have entered into a new normal – social distancing, mandatory wearing of masks, distance learning, working from home, etc.  In consequence, the world economy came crashing down, families broke apart, mental health issues arisen, lifelong plans fell through…

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The earth laughs in flowers

Here we are, the final week of lockdown in New Zealand. To be honest, three weeks did not seem too long especially if you keep yourself busy with different activities and well, some work. We are lucky to be locked down in the South Island, New Zealand where our accommodation is smacked down along Lake Te Anau with the dramatic landscapes of Fiordland National Park on the other end.

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Inspiring travel resolutions, tips and stories

Care for a travel resolution? I know it’s only August and we are yet to get through with autumn and a part of winter but today is as good a time as any. Travel resolutions may be superfluous but marrying these two words doubles the impression. A wonderful way to motivate yourself to start a year full of wander is booking a winter walking holiday before January comes along. I truly believe that it pays to plan ahead so, you will be all set before the year begins.

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3 Simple tips to make your next travel experience more rewarding

Everyone should try and go traveling at least once in their life. There’s something so amazing about going out into the big wide world and finding things you never knew existed. One day you could be at work in your boring office, and the next you could be on the other side of the world on some tropical island.

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