Every time the feeling after yoga is as magical. I am a bit better version of my self than I was before coming to the class. A bit more balanced. A bit more kind towards myself. A bit more ready to face every day with its joys and challenges. A bit better friend, girlfriend, member of family. That is the reason why I keep on returning there over and over again.🧘
Albania was about ▪️Smiles from strangers. ▪️2 books, Marie Kondo's The life-changing magic of tidying up and Thomas Erikson's Surrounded by Idiots. Which "color" you think I was? ▪️A transfer at 5 o'clock in the morning that never arrived. Or it did, an hour later. Missing the ferry. Driving rally at Albanian alpine roads. Making it to the last and only one bus running between Albania and Montenegro that day just on time. Four hours of sleep the night before. Traveling is about stepping out of the comfort zone. ▪️Three resqued dogs at the hostel we were staying in Skhoder. ...
Thank you ▪️You, bakery's girl with the world's most beautiful smile. ▪️You, who we randomly met while staying at one hostel. He was at his 50 and had lived his entire life to the fullest. Thank you for your stories about life. How inspiring. ▪️You, the most charming host of one home stay place. Maria, you deserve the best reviews on Booking on Earth.♡ ▪️You, the person next to me, behind all the photographs taken of me here, my support, my other half.
Feeling so excited right now! The next couple of days we are going to spend in the "Albanian Alps", far from any civilization, wifi connection, totally at the mercy of nature, close to the Mother Earth. Here is where I feel most inspired. 🌍 This was the van by which we drove today for four hours in breathtaking sceneries a kilometer above sea level. (The drop next to us was several hundred meters and there was no railing beside the road ofc.) It was worth it.
“Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things: air, sleep, dreams, sea, the sky - all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.”
A girl on the bow of the ship. Sitting cross legged, closing my eyes. Listening to those relaxing sounds of waves. Sun-kissed. Feeling the heat on my skin. Smelling the ocean, tasting like salt. Capturing the moment. I understand that everything is fine. Life is goodå
Lately I have been working on finishing the last courses of this semester plus a regular day job so that I can travel Balkans for a couple of weeks. I love the variability of my life, and now it is time for the most important asset in my life again - traveling, literally capturing the beauty of the world and making the moments alive again and again by photographing and writing. Welcome to my Balkan travel diaries.💗
This week I’ve ▪️voted. Even though I do not concern myself political any way, and actually I finished following the news actively about a year ago, because it had a negative impact on my life. I believe more on ’life politics’ meaning that every day we can influence by our own choices. Anyway, non-voting is also a choice I do not want to represent. ▪️woke up early and went to morning yoga three times. Have not been to morning yoga for a while. My body needs a lot of rest during the allergy season here, and lately I ...
Visited my grandmother last weekend and found the letters my great-grandparents had sent to each other during the war. I love letters! Without permission to tell the exact location, living under constant fear of losing another or someone you love, still enjoying the little joys of life. In one letter she writes that a bomb was dropped into the laundry burning all her clothes. How lucky we are today. And easily we do forget it. ♥️
my May Day ✓ Waking up happy, A next to me♡ ✓ Enjoying slow morning without hurrying up anywhere ✓ Not hangovered ✓ Having a May Day brunch accidentally in the most inspirational location ✓ Laughing at last nights memories, thank you. ✓ Eating more doughnuts