Follow your heart but listen to your mind – Avoiding blind pursuit of Instagram travel lifestyle

I come across a lot of energetic and passionate travel enthusiasts and I see an underlying current of questions, fear and doubts in their minds. So, today I’ll touch upon some points to ponder upon before you take that plunge into the advertised travel lifestyle on Instagram;

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Of history, culture and a complex national identity – a kaleidoscope of Belgian lifestyle in Ghent

By the time I boarded the bus next evening out of Ghent, I had already collected stories and memories worth a lifetime for this part of Belgium. More than that, I am even more interested in understanding the subtle layers of interesting Belgian demographics – and I am sure I’m going to go back there to explore the southern provinces pretty soon.

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MY FIRST TRYST WITH BAVARIAN ALPS – MEMOIRS FROM BERCHTESGADEN NATIONAL PARK [Chapter 2]

Whenever called upon to draw a landscape in my art classes in school, I had always drawn some version of a paradise I had always had at the back of my mind – a solitary house at the base of rolling meadows, a clear mountain stream flowing down from towering peaks in the background while some ducks paddle their way across the stream to the vast expanse of untouched meadows at the other side. To be able to see an even closer version of your idea of a perfect landscape was such a surreal moment that, truth be told, I could not help but feel goosebumps!!

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