240. Back to basic.

I’ll be honest, it’s taking a while to actually get back to the hang of writing. I have so many things to share; so many unspoken stories, but none seem to make the cut. So I figured I’ll go back to basics first – to remind myself why I’m actually writing at all.

Well… Okay. I know why I’m writing, and the caption in my header says it all: “Not just the where and the what. It’s the how and the why.”

If you’re looking for a blog that breaks down the prices, itinerary and what-to-do(s) on a trip, then you’re at the wrong place. I don’t provide all these, simply because I strongly believe that every journey is different, and that my readers are perfectly smart and resourceful enough to find out all the details on their own. My business is in making meaning, in empowering my readers to go out and chase after what they believe in and what makes them happy. By sharing my journey with mindfulness, I hope you, my dear readers, are inspired to craft your own journey. If you want to know how much I spent, how many days I explored in a particular place and the thigamajigs, we can have a chat over coffee and cake another day – it’s more personal that way (and it’s a good excuse for cake, hehe).

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So yes, before I resume the SeekingSpain series (a weak attempt already seen in the latest entry on Darin, a stranger I met on the way to Sevilla), here’s a heads-up for those of you who are new here: Read the journey from the beginning. It’ll make more sense, and hopefully I’ll remember to weave the thread through all the stories. My stroies are a progression of one larger whole, and true to the age-old adage, everything will make sense in the end.

IMG_9831Here are some links for your navigation.

Seeking Spain: How it all began
Alhambra: The Shadow of a Sultanate
Cordoba: The city that changed thought

All other links can be found under the Tudung Travels tab above (:

One thing you’ll soon realise too is that I’m a history buff/freak. I LOOOOOVE finding out about the history of a place I explore and I love getting lost. I have a tendency to read up on a place before I head there, then stray off the tourist track and soak up in the feeling of getting acquainted with the unfamiliar. I guess that’s the essence of travelling – you don’t really know where you’re going but you make sure as heck you’re enjoying the journey. (:

You know, there’s an article going around titled “Date a girl who travels”. Though I may not agree 100% with it, I’ve got to say, these paragraphs resonated very well with me:

Date a girl who travels. She is less materialistic. She doesn’t dote on possessions but rather treasured experiences. Expensive presents are unnecessary, rather give her photographs she can have with her all the time. She can see those that live with less, recognize the small fortunes of happiness.

Date a girl who travels. She is the hardest workingwoman you will know. She will most likely hold down 2 or 3 jobs to fund her adventures. Not to mention an entrepreneur turning her travels into a n income source. She is smart and knows that these days many employees find international travel favourable in future candidates.

Date a girl who travels. She is independent, smart and strong. She will always be self-sufficient; never needy.

Full article on http://stephabroad.com/date-girl-travels/

This particular excerpt ties in to a particularly exciting news I’m bursting at the seams to share!

264584_10151951731982081_1680686816_nThe best friend and I are combining forces to produce something meaningful, inshaAllah! Keep a heads-up for this – something good is coming your way. 🙂

But of course before I reveal more on the plans we’re working on, what’s coming earlier your way is my Sevilla story.

photo 2[4]Come back soon for this! I’m sorry to be so all over the place for this entry – there’s just so much to share! 😀

Lots of love,

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