Por que??

De vez en cuando nos reunimos
Tanto abiertos como listos
Para ver lo que el mundo tenía
Traer a nuestros destinos
Pero las primeras miradas pueden ser
Engañosa, como yo pensaba
alguien como yo
Estaría listo para asumir
Nada y lo hiciste
Pero luego te retrasaste
No lo querías todo
Te pones primero
Y deja de sentir las cosas
Me susurrabas
Cuando tu mente estaba
Despierto en el momento conmigo
Y el tiempo pasó
Seguimos aguantando
En la diversión, en los buenos tiempos
A veces es bueno tener a alguien
Nos aceptamos el uno al otro aunque
No teníamos futuro
Porque nuestros sueños son tan diferentes
Pero ¿por qué te has cerrado
A tener algo genial
Confía en mí, vale la pena el dolor
Usted puede pensar que se sentiría
Los tiempos siguen y tú todavía llamas mi nombre
Pero esta vez, me he ido, me he ido
Esta vez es demasiado tarde
Perdimos el momento de tener algo genial

(I couldn’t be bothered to write this correctly in Spanish, sorry)

The sun

There is a sun that shines so bright
that its rays can never be dimmed
for this sun is nothing like anything
anyone really knows
each that I get to really know this
amazing sun, I feel warmth
kindness and a good soul
this sun is talented above the rest
in many things, much more then just one
this sun is many things,
many can see it stands above the rest
with a pure heart, a truly good sun is hard to find
this sun is nothing short of awesome
And I am so glad to know this great light,
for its something i adore.

This is an old poem but sometimes it’s good to share

8 ways to stop dreaming about traveling and make it happen!!!

Have you ever wanted to just pack your life up, for a time period and see sights that amaze you. While for some of us this may seem so far out of reach, it really is possible. If you put your mind to it you will achieve it! Having a dream of travel and a deep passion for it, will make it happen.However here are some tips to help you get going…

1.Budget, budget, budget

While budgeting is clearly the most obvious it can be hard to set goals and a budget that is easy to stick to. If your serious about seeing the world, the first thing is to cut your daily expenses. Such as eating out less, bringing coffee for home and learning when you say no buying more drinks. Take part of your pay and set it into an account you cant touch.

2. Book your ticket

Before you even have a good amount of savings, book your ticket. While this may seem far fetched, its a great way to motivate yourself to budget and save even more. Having a set date of when you will travel, will make it easy to cut things out of your life and have something to look forward to.

3. Watch travel videos

There is no better way to inspire yourself then to watch people that are already doing it. There are endless amount of vlogs on youtube of people posting on their travels. Find good travel documentaries of the places you want to visit, it will make you dream of them. And isn’t it great doing to bed dreaming of what you want to achieve ?

4. Travel books

Buy travels and guides, start planing and creating an idea of where you want to go and what it will be like through the help of the best. Even reading about different activities to do aboard and what places to stay will help you a lot. And put into perspective what your life will be like while on the road.

5. Learn a new language

Learning is a new language is a new way to get you moving. If you spend time devoted to speaking a foreign tongue, you will automatically learn about a new cultural and want to practice it. There is no getting feeling then being able to communicate in a language you once didn’t.

6.Surround yourself with supportive people

Before you leave, ensure that the people in your life support of goals and idea to travel. For some, leaving their life for a new land its crazy. Having good friends and family that encourage and support you is a great way to get you going, and make sure you don’t off path.

7. Stick to your plan

Stick to your travel plans, sometimes in life this arise that you may not plan. But sticking your plan and your budget will make it happen. Stay strong and understand traveling will be one of the best things you do in life, and no matter what happens you will always remember it.

8. Get ready to leave

Sometimes leaving your home to travel for a long period of time, is not just a case of packing your bag and leaving. There are tears at goodbye and questions if your making the right decision. Have an understanding that travel, may not be what you expected but you will  learn so much more then you ever imagined…

“The gladdest moment in human life, I think , is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton

10 ways to learn a new language

1.Choose one language of a place that interests you

Some many people when choosing to learn a new language, have a hard time choosing.

From french, to Chinese or even Russian. How do you start ? First you must choose a language of a country that interests you or that you think you may use. For example the second language I learnt was French, as I had a general passion for French.

2. Enroll in classes or buy a language book

The first step is to enroll in a language course, if you need help when studying this is perfect for you but search around because sometimes prices can be expensive. If a classes don’t fit your lifestyle, then buy a book. For this you will need self-motivation, and practice and also to search the sound on google translate.

3. Download Duolingo

Duolingo is a great free app that can be downloaded to androrid or apple. While there are only a few languages to select from if you have the choice of your language then do it. It works on your writing, listen and hearing abilities. Do this while on the bus or just in general spare time to enhance your skills.

4. Listen to music in the choice of your language

Downloading and listening to music in the choice of your language is a fun way to learn new words and keep up your pronunciation. Even dancing to the music and knowing the words in a way to have fun with it.

5. Put post-stick notes everywhere

Putting post-stick notes all over your house of objects is an amazing way to remember and learn words. For example put a post-stick note of your door, of the word of your chosen language, also under write the sound of the word.

6. Learn the sound of the vowels

If you are learning a latin based language learning the vowels will ensure you can speak the words correctly. It will also make it easier to sound words out and form the sound of it in head even if you are unsure of how the other letters are.

7. Talk to native speaks of the language

Speaking with a native speaker is one of the best ways to speak a language, not only will they help you to speak correctly but you will be able to understand what they are saying. Also when you speak with a native speaker you learn words that are more commonly used  . There are times when you may use the formal way to speak a language but it may not really be spoken in the country.

8. Ensure you practice at least 30 minutes per day

To make sure that you that you are learning and able to speak you must practice, practice. Doing so at least 30 minutes per day will ensure that your are getting the most out of your learning.

9. Confidence

One of the most important things is confidence and trying to speak it even if you are not perfect. Some many people study a language for years and cant even speak it. In order to speak you must try.

10. GO TO THAT COUNTRY AND DON’T SPEAK YOUR FIRST LANGUAGE

The final thing is to book your flight and go to the country. There is no better way to learn then to immerse yourself in the culture. Also by not speaking english and forcing yourself to converse in that language you will learn. It will be much better then any of the  of the 9 steps above. There is no greater feeling then being able to speak fluently in more then one language.

11 Reasons you should travel the world alone

Have you ever wanted to travel to an amazing destination, or perhaps pack your bag and see the wonderful sights of the world for six months or more. For many, people this is the case. However some of us of have fear to do so, the world can be a scary place! Perhaps you don’t have anyone to travel with or no  one wants to go to your chosen country. But let me assure you this should not hold you back. While I have travelled with people and also in groups at times, most of all my travel I did alone, starting at 18 with nothing but a backpack. This time period of traveling myself for a few years, is the best thing I have ever done. And these are the reasons you should do so. ..

1.Freedom

One of the best things to experience in life is nothing, utter freedom. Traveling alone you have no responsibilities and your free to go wherever you want to rome. You could be in Asia one day and the next randomly book a flight to Europe. You can go with the flow, and the best thing is you find a place you want to stay for longer you can do so. For the first time in life you don’t have to worry about people in your daily life, and for a time this is freshening.

2.The people

Meeting friends and even partners on the road, is what makes traveling alone amazing. Normally if you traveling with friends, your most likely to just hang with them. But when your alone you don’t have this, your forced to talk to strangers and meet people from all walks of life. This will not only open your mind, but you will discover you can be friends with people you didn’t even know exist. You will meet countless people over your travels that will blow your away, some you will ever see again but other you will be life long friends with .

3. You learn there truly are lovely people in the world

Traveling in general can place you some very random circumstances, and without a friends to depend on sometimes you need to seek the help of a stranger. Whether it’s being lost in a country, serve sickness or just finding a place to stay at night. You will learn there are some many lovely people in the world willing to help if you just ask. You find that instead of the world being scary, there are amazing people everywhere and most don’t expect anything in return if you ask for help.

4. You boost your self-confidence

Even if you have self-confidence before you leave for traveling, you find something greater from solo travel. After doing many things, maybe you didn’t even know it was possible for you to achieve. From trekking a mountain and pushing yourself into new things, you learn how to be comfortable with your decisions and learn to trust your them without anyone’s approval.  You will also gain a feeling of great self-achievement that no one helped you gain but your determination and that is bliss.

5. You gain a new insight into the world

Traveling in general opens people’s mind, but its really when you get to spend the time in new places and meet new people alone that you mind opens. You have time to explore new ideas and understand these new findings. You will find yourself questioning views that you had on the world, and be so happy that maybe they have changed for the better.

6. You will learn how to budget and stick to it

Budgeting can be a learn curve for anyone, but when you travel alone, there is no pressure to spend your money in a way that you may not want. Perhaps your friend wants to do an activity your not to fussed about, but when traveling with them you feel the need too. There is some about saving all your money into a bank account, and discovering how you like to spend it. No one is there telling you to live a certain way and in turn you can do whatever you want. Traveling alone not alone helps you not only to budget while overseas but also while at home, saving for something.

7. You will to appreciate what you have back home

Being alone away from your normal friends, family and life really makes you value what you have back home. Sometimes you need to step out of your world to see, that what you have this truly is awesome. That your good friends will support you whatever you choose to do in life. You may see that people don’t live as well as you, for many of us having food, a house, and safety is something we overlook all the time. Also being away from things this really teach you how to value the time you have with them or the things you have.

8. You will learn to live in the moment fully

Seeing things that take your breath away everyday and from all the goodbye’s for the awesome people you meet makes you really live life. You learn that life is short and that you must grasps everything that comes your way. Whether its enjoying a meal, or taking the time to listen people properly. Everything that comes your way you will embrace and ensure that you are happy with everything in your life.

9. You will gain a endless lists of life skills

From all your experiences you will come back with a skill set you never had before. Whether is being able to ask a stranger any question you want, from improving your cooking, to being able to accept everything that the world throws at you. There is too many things to list, but every solo travel comes back with skills they didn’t have before. Mine personally is my ability to speak more then three languages fluently.

10. You will fall in love

Travel romance is also bound to happen when you travel alone, and although that love may only last a few days, weeks or months you will discover a different kind of love. Meeting someone traveling, takes you away from all the social norms of when you fall in love at home. Maybe after only knowing someone for a fews days, they change your world. And even its ends, you will be happy that you got you spend your time with an amazing person. As it’s said “its better to be loved, then have no love at all. “

11. Even when your traveling alone, your never really alone.

From all the movement, that you do and all the people that you will meet, you never really are alone. There will always be someone to hang with, to do things with. Some much in fact sometimes it can be to much, and may need to seek out doing somethings alone. You will meet people that you will visit at later dates, from after all the world is a small place.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

8 Things People dont tell you after you travel

There are all types of people in the world, but there are a large group of humans, that fight against the norm and packed their lives into a bag for a large period of time, or perhaps forever. Smelling indescribable scents, hearing foreigns sounds and seeing sights that will never be forgotten. However after all the magically things are over, the journey is done, there are a number of unspoken phenomenons….

1. Everything will be the same as you left it

Travel not only opens people but also can change ones whole world view and who you are. You have changed so much but you find your home the same as you left it. Your friends and family are doing similar things to what they used to. There is not much change to your city, the way of life is the same. And your view on where your from will mostly likely change.

2. Post Travel Depression

Even if you love your home and are happy to be there. There is a time period, where you just feel stuck, bored and question life. It can be hard to settle into the typically 9 to 5 norm, especially after having your breath take away almost everyday. Every more so, when all you want to do is talk and remember that amazing time period of your life. But your friends struggle to see why you feel this way, or why your unhappy at home. As if your home, is not for you anymore.

3. Missing the people you meet aboard

If missing people from home while you were overseas wasn’t hard enough, now you have to miss the life time friends you have made. Bonds are made quickly and strong on the road, seeing people from all walks of life and countries come together. These people may have become your family or home for a time period and then their gone. And although you will meet again, you have to leave so many of them time and time again. Maybe they know you better then people from back home.

4. You do foriegn customs without realising it

Each country has their own set of habits and customs, and if you spend a while in one place you start doing small things too without realising. It’s maybe eating lunch as your main meal or saying cheers with every drink. Small things are ingrained into you.  But back in your home you discover after many people mention to you that what you doing is odd you have a few new habits.

5. A very real lust for authentic foreign food

After you get over trying all the food from your home that you didn’t have for a while your traveling such as vegemite(my pick), you miss the food that was like something you have never tasted. Even though there many amazing restaurants that may sell “authentic foreign food” its just not the same. That perfect curry and real tacos even its almost the same, its not!!

6. You struggle to remember the new languages or phrases you learnt

Perhaps you have learnt a few new languages or even phrases while overseas and your proud that you know it. But months past you slowly start forgetting the words and you will try at one point to remember of relearn them, but its get harder and harder the long you stay.

7. You will research new places to travel

If you have a time to yourself or a spare moment in time, its most likely you look at travel photos, blogs and even videos. This gives you a way to still connect to travel, while being able to dream of the next adventure even if its not anytime soon. The idea of a different country can perhaps even get you through a “normal” week.

8. You realise travel will be your greatest love affair of all time

For all the things you do in life, your hobbies, friends and lovers, nothing can compare your love of the road or the unknown. From the thrills, to the low moments, it is all worth it and there are not real words to describe this passion or what you done or felt.

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quiestest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.”

Can you see me ?

Can you see me ?
Can you see this not a game.
That all my flaws is what took you 
away
and know I still think of you everyday
I hope that there is still days when you
remember more then just the pain
Is there anyway my love 
Can fill the hole of this crazy pain
For even thought I didn’t shown it
your the one my heart sings for
maybe you dont believe it was ever real
but now long after I pray you still feel something
because even after all, my mind desires no else but you
Can we love each other honest, loyal?
All I know that going to try and fix this
because I will never forget you
or the magic we felt

The Tide

A new tide washes in everyday
the evidence of yesterday is swept away
But even know though everyday
there is the new
its still not enough to take
away my pain
for each  tide that comes
in  there is not tide that compares to you
to the love i had for you when you were
in my arms
the the happiness i felt when you held me
but the tides took us different ways
and i thought my tide was strong
And could handle the change
but it wasn’t
so you were wash away
however even though times have change
I still hear your name when the tides
roll in
never forget, will I
and I hope and pray that once again
our tides come together again

Banana, Blueberry, Apricot and Oat Bread

This is a simple, delicious and different breakfast that is very easy to make.

Ingredients

3 rip bananas
1 and half of blueberries
2 cups of self raising flour
2 beat eggs
1 cup of low fat milk
150 grams of melted butter
1 and half of oats with dried apricot
3/4 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of cinnamon


Method

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees and leave for 20 mins
2. Peel and mash bananas in large bowl
3. Add flour, eggs, butter, milk, sugar and oats into bowl and stir. Followed by cinnamon.
4. Add blueberries, and combined in mixture.
5. Grease baking tray and add mixture to tray.
6. Bake in oven 45 minutes
7. Remove and left cool for 20 minutes
8. Cut into slices and toast if desired