The power of words

When you’re travelling, you often encounter strangers that, with their stories, give you power. But only recently did I feel the real power of communication and speech. In the summer of 2019, I had the chance to participate in a volunteering project as a leader. Being responsible for a team that consisted of people from … Continue reading The power of words

Being Anonymous

When traveling, you often get to see sights of considerable significance to the country. You get to learn about remarkable people that, in their own way, brought glory to their country. But I have to say, being anonymous sometimes feels more glorious than being someone. As a traveller, I often seize the joy and beauty … Continue reading Being Anonymous

Love is the key

Hurtful actions can indeed wound people deeply and generate a long-lasting hatred. Similarly, often nations, because of historical reasons, can easily teach their people to hate certain nationalities. My country has been through many wars and was colonized for hundreds of years. Because of this, I was taught to hate my country’s offenders without even … Continue reading Love is the key

The struggles of an introvert

In general, there are two types of people, attention seekers, and attention avoiders. I’ve always been part of the latter. I was always content being in the background and having a supporting role. As an introvert, I love having a simple life, and I don’t need much to be satisfied. Although even if I do … Continue reading The struggles of an introvert

Happiness is the key

A smile can be a powerful tool. Although it’s an asset for happiness, it can also bring forward sadness, anger, or embarrassment. Globalization indeed created a world that often has no borders. Friendships and relationships now can easily be found everywhere because of mutual understanding. But often, there are moments of misunderstandings or awkwardness because … Continue reading Happiness is the key

Expect the unexpected

When travelling, we often face surprising situations. During my time in China, unexpectedly, my friend was required to go back to her work. She was needed as a translator for a guest from a Belgian company. And somehow, I ended up pretending to be a businesswoman. For three days, I was following my friend and … Continue reading Expect the unexpected

Snowfall

Travelling is all about experiencing new things. Cultures, customs, traditions, food, and lifestyle. In my case, during my first visit to Budapest, I got to experience winter.  Like everyone else, I associate snow with Christmas, Santa Claus, reindeers, decorative lights, and fresh-baked cookies. But during my time in Budapest in mid-January 2017, I got to … Continue reading Snowfall