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.”

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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
1 cup of soy milk
150 grams of vegan 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, 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

 

Who am I ?


Who is this person that I see?
for I see a stranger staring back at me
Where is the person I once knew?
Where is the person I want to be?
I used to stand, tall and proud of this women
and had a path that looked so real and strong
but whom have I really become ?
I used to wonder around the global and
here I learnt and understood myself
but now things have change
I now am just passing through the days
never have I wanted to be a person
that settles for this
That is not truly happy when gaze upon their world
everything used to different,
but I am the one that made my life this way
Will i ever learn and find myself again
because Im over stumbling and stumbling
doing wrong
within me there is a amazing person
loving, loyal and truthful
I hope to find this once again
because what is life if we aren’t happy with ourselves
or respectful and kind to others

High and Low

I have traveled high and low
I have seen millions of faces
past by me and fade into nothing
I have see many things
people will never know
and things that words cant explain
I have gazed upon the worlds wonders
and see beauty like no other
And then I have seen you
You opened yourself to me
your whole being
I have never seen so much inside
anything or someone before
Your the only thing I want to see now
The only thing I want to gaze upon
Because you stand out
you stand out from it all

True Love

Maybe true love doesn’t exist
perhaps it just something that
we humans made up
but I don’t really believe that
because I have felt and lived it
and even though we have being
though the stormy weather
the darkest blues
and the lowest places the mind can go
the thing that really keep us going now
is the good, the magical times we shared
that we will never be able compare
to anything else or someone else
for even the unspeakable was done
or hearts are still not complete until we are one again
We try to fill the gap with others
but what we had will never be undone
or cant be compared too
because you are my true love
and once I have healed my wounds
and became the person I want
I will come again for you
for I will never loose hope
Im coming for you
I don’t know when
but Im coming
and Ill fight for you and myself
until we are whole again