What’s Funny Honey?

The Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge – Fun

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Petronas Towers – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
When you travel the fundamental reason is to have fun. People say that they travel to experience the culture, learn new things, gain new experiences, see the world. These are all true but my main reason to travel is to let go and just.. Have.. Fun!

Wherever I have been I have connected with that place and they will all stay in my heart with their own memories. But if your not having fun then they can all be questioned – “what are you doing when your travelling? Are you not having fun?”

In some countries I had more fun messing around and living carefree than others where I was more worried about ticking off the bucket list, getting the best job, going to the best restaurants.

Appreciate. Live. Love. Have Fun.

Live the life you love and love the life you live. – Bob Marley

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Maybe Baby.

The Daily Post – One Word Prompt

You think you’ve seen her naked because she took her clothes off?

Tell me about her dreams. Tell me what breaks her heart. What is she passionate about, and what makes her cry. Tell me about her childhood. Better yet, tell me one more story about her that you’re not in.

You’ve seen her skin, and you’ve touched her body. But… you still know as much about her as a book you once found, but never got around to opening.

Maybe you should open it. Maybe if your up to it.13532904_583677135146398_2899296791120546283_n

Fear of Shallow Living

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Shark Bay – Koh Tao

Here’s what fulfills my soul..

I hear the sounds of the birds bright and early in the morning, knowing that’s their love song makes my heart melt. The sight of an elderly couple still in their early stages of last acting like teenagers giggling whilst they have their midday tea.

The smell of the sea gives me goosebumps. I always get a sudden urge to jump straight in. I’m sure that I’m a mermaid underneath it all. I can feel it bursting inside me as I have no fear of depth but a great fear of shallow living.

Travel is a necessity, the buzz, the smells, the anxieties make everything painlessly scary. It’s the drug that keeps me addicted and holds no boundaries for me to explore dangerously. My soul is full of desire, desire to always keep on living. Living for the small moments that I will forever cherish. No one will understand however much I longingly want them to but all I can say is; “what is stopping you?”.

Yourself is the answer. We have this fear of change inside our heart and minds which flashes a murderous red with warning flags all around. How will you adapt? That’s what were born for. I get a tingling sensation from the bottom of my feet that sores straight up my spine and gives me ringing in my ears when I think about hoisting my bag and running along into the distance.

Give it a go. The worst that could happen is you return to your daily routine that you say you dislike so much.

Follow me.

 

“Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absentminded. Someone sober will worry about things going badly. Let the lover be.”

Not Your Average Morning

The Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge

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Mekong River – Laos

Back in February 2015 I was just starting to discover Laos in South East Asia. Myself and a crazy bunch of people left Northern Thailand to discover a place not majorly on the travel radar. It was never my intention to visit this place but when you travel most things aren’t planned which are the best!

We took a slow long tail boat down the Mekong River. Started in a small fishermans village just inside the border. We jumped aboard this massive boat with all different cultures. We had made friends with a Vietnamese family also on a scenic tour. We shared food, laughed and got laughed at. We sailed all day from 6am til sunset and arrived at what you might call a halfway village. The boat may take this route everyday and has somewhat been designed for travellers who visit. Small, quiet and definitely out of our comfort zones we grabbed an Indian and went to sleep.

Alarm bells ringing for the next full day of sailing, we were up at 4am. Booze as a main priority to stow in our polystyrene cool box. Everyone onboard knew who we were at this point. All stocked up it was time for breakfast in the basement of our hotel.

Thinking this place was somewhat strange and I was ready to leave at the first opportunity, I sat down waiting for my eggs. As the sun crept through the fog over the mountains I was amazed at the view before me. So quiet, mystical and still. I was surprised at the beauty of a not so clean river but in it’s  beautiful natural surroundings. To think we were in the middle of nowhere and this was where only a handle of people lived was amazing.

A quick snap and we were away, with our Vietnamese admirers and cool box full to the brim.

Have you ever?

Love is a funny, crazy, amazing thing ❤

Have you ever met someone who took your breath away instantly?

Someone who understands you and loves you for it. Their eyes are fixated and have a calmness to them?

No questions of doubt or that unknowing feeling, just fresh and exciting?

I have always been skeptical about finding true love. Most people are. Everyone longs for a fairy tale, and like me, assume it will never happen. There’s always pressure, anxiety or mistrust.

I thought I wouldn’t have a fairy tale. Not that I long for something magical in a sense, just happiness.

I wrote “Craving” in third person for people to relate to a short story of feelings and emotions between two lovers, soul mates. It is a reflection of my relationship. A relationship unexpected but overdue.

Feelings for me are something not many people will receive. When someone receives my attention, heart and trust it’s a big thing. I have been scared for many years but now I’m wholeheartedly in love.

The man who has me is someone who I consider my best friend. A soul who traps mine and will forever keep it. A thousands words spoken between us or a thousands words repeating themselves when looking into each others eyes. I know it all sounds soppy but who doesn’t want that butterfly feeling. He is everything and more and never ceases to amaze me.

He is admirable and admired by me and isn’t afraid to tell me. Telling people how i feel is something I haven’t been too good at, maybe a relation to bad experiences, but this person has put the confidence in me to speak again. I see my future bright, long and a whirlwind of adventures to come.

I’m grateful for the path I have been given, my missing puzzle piece to finally be truly happy. Now it’s time to breathe and smile and look forward to amazing things to come.

It’s all about you.

Craving You.

The Daily Post – One Word Prompt

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He only has eyes for her, his heart flutters. He would never let her know this though. The way she smiles and laughs about life in front of his eyes.. like a rolling picture.

Slow motion. Catches him.

Her presence has him hooked and can feel himself attract towards her as she beams life and happiness. His eyes trace her skin, fingers following. His chest tightens with anxiety as he watches her watch him.

She adores him too, she only has eyes for him.

She covers it up in the same respect that he does. An undesirable desire to continuously remind him of how much he means to her. She finds herself smirking in a hazy daydream with a slight sweat on her palms. No speaking, just stares. Looks with a thousand words.

But she breathes slow.

Once alone the passion between these two romantics is admirable, something of a film. Tosses and turns between soft silk sheets. His hands run down her skin so softly he barely touches her but to her she feels everything. Now they can spill their desires.

She whispers in his ear of nothing but sweet truths and vulnerabilities.

He has her undoubtedly.

When his hands are empty of her there’s no word to describe it.

She longs for him.

He pines for her.

Left craving one another.

Take The Narrow Path.

The Daily Post – Weekly Photo Challenge: Narrow

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Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia – June 2015

It was the middle of winter and I had decided to take a scenic tour to the infamous Blue Mountains. Despite the rain and a slight bitter wind it was a magical discovery. A maze of pathways that snaked up and down the mountain edge. Carved out hundreds of years ago for  all the amateur Indiana Jones’ out there. The paths were uneven, crooked and slippery and it gave you a sense of danger even though you were fenced in. The thrill of it all though was the silence, nobody was around while you discovered all the little caves, waterfalls and viewpoints. You saw the odd individual every other hour.. a nice reminder that this wasn’t just a dream.

I found many photographs from this trip that I could have entered in the photo challenge but this one shows the subject, ‘Narrow’.

The thinnest of rails – A comforting thing that wrapped you into the rock but with the vastness of the landscape how easy it could of been for one false move and for noone to ever know it happened.

The steep pathway – It was narrow enough in all sense of the word. Both the width and the length. You got used to it after a while but if you were met by a passerby your heart did occasionally skip a beat. Brushing shoulders looking down at your toes reaching the edge of the step.

The waterfall – The thin stream of white in the background seems so peaceful and picturesque. Everything in the photo following the same vertical line. Once arriving at its bottom the waterfall was no longer quiet yet powerful!

Every photo I took travelling that involved a landscape I have to tried to show its full beauty. Let everyone see what it was that I saw that day.

This is my weekly entry with a lifetime memory.

 

Fight for what is yours.

Something that not many people do. It’s fairly easy to want something so much but leave it alone because it may seem like too much effort or you may feel embarrassed to fight.

I have learnt that no matter how small that thing is that you want, fight for what is yours. I used to long for things and never follow through with it. Or start and never finish. I bet a lot of people can relate?

One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody’s listening – Franklin P. Jones

Everyone confines in other people, a recognition and someone to console in is precious and almost like a healing process for a person. That person you speak to is a helping hand in to figuring out what it is you want. Opinions are not always the ones you are looking for but this is something you need to hear to see the pros and cons of your situation. Some of the time though, unfortunately, people don’t always listen. They may hear you but not process what you are saying.

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This brings me to the quote posted above. The best thing to do is listen and talk to yourself. You may think, ‘I don’t know what to do, I’m lost’… But who knows better than yourself? Look at what makes you happy out of the situation. Would the one tiny thing that is niggling at you spoil everything? Or would it make the situation so much more perfect and make sense if you just let go..?

Fight for what is yours. Take hold of it with both hands and never let go. Wether it be a passion, a travel idea, love, career changing or taking yourself out of a situation. Noone knows you better than you. If your scared to hurt someone in the process just remember that is the process. Not everyone will understand but that is life. If it means in the process of losing someone that you’re fighting for then that is all you can do. On the other hand it may make them appreciate you more.

You may go for a job that has everything you wish for and more but you aren’t experienced. But who know’s until you try, life will not stop in it’s tracks and end just because it didn’t work. Why not go for that over experienced job? Who knows you may be the person that they have been looking for. The thing that they are fighting for maybe you who just walked through that door.

Be true to yourself, whoever agrees or disagrees. Hold your head up high and remind yourself that you are number one. No one loves you more than yourself.

 

Febuary 2nd 2015

A snippet from my travel journal through Thailand.

I will gradually write more of my entries about my escape!

Currently blasting through Thailand to the Malay border in one of those infamous minivans. Stevie Wonder in my ears, sunglasses on. Rays of sunshine teasing my skin through the palm trees. So relaxed in a culture that is always on fast forward.

I can easily say these moments are my most reflective as I watch the world zip by. So many hundreds of thoughts repeating, it’s nice to just take a second and…

Breathe slow.

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Serenity Bar, Koh Tao – Photo Credit: Myself

A 16 hour journey sounds the worst thing but it’s just another day in the life of chasing paradise I suppose. Not all is lost, I could be at home longing for this excitement. The dream was to work like a dog to make it come true and it did.

Finally arriving in Thailand was like a dream come true. As two years previous I had only had a taster and of course every traveller gets itchy feet. It was like a breath of fresh air but within a familiar territory. Funnily enough I only had one major case of de ja vu from the previous trip and that was the arrival with my backpack on after 3 days travel straight from England to Koh Tao.

For those of you not so educated about Koh Tao, it’s the smallest island out of; itself, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui. Its an island on the route of where every traveller goes in Thailand but only is it MY wonderland.

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Sunset at Freedom Beach, Koh Tao – Photo Credit; Myself

When I had finally reached my destination the islands exterior had changed somewhat but not it’s soul. Not the spirit that I fell in love with. I sighed thinking..

..I can carry on my love affair happily.

Being on my own has opened new doors both with my mind and experiences. I appreciate the sunset more, the people around me are stories to read and treasure. Merging into a family of people with their own uniqueness and special qualities who just ooze life is so refreshing. So many amazing people. No need for names in wonderland I became close with old and new friends. Some of who I had originally met on the island and became eternally connected with. I got to see them again and relive the old times and create new memories that I will never forget.

Serenity

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It’s not just a view with a bar to look out of or even a bar with a view to look at; it’s a whirlwind of escapism, a pure feeling of happiness. The sense of life when you walk through onto that open decking with the world at your feet and the sea in your face.

Aside from the view, Serenity holds special souls that I have had the pleasure of meeting and will forever cherish their presence. A family in which people come and go but we will forever remain brothers and sisters. I have been able to connect with myself here and it’s something that I needed to do.

I still to this day close my eyes and surround myself with the beautiful silence. No escaping, left alone to appreciate yourself and the world we live in. Below is only a handful of the people who were at the start of my journey.

Serenity healed me.

Thankyou.

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The beginning of happiness. Serenity ❤