sabato 15 ottobre 2016

Lessons Learnt from Travelling


"Travel brings back power and love to your life" 
Rumi


The more I travel , the more I learn that there is so much more I need to learn. Each day my #BucketList grows and my daydreams included an unlimited bank account, unlimited flight tickets and a 200 page passport. Hi there I am Verushka Ramasami , I am a lifestyle blogger from South Africa whose blog has a focus on Travel , Food and Culture. By day , I work as a lecturer at a local college lecturing Travel and Tourism and by night or every spare minute inbetween is spent on my blog or online.













Having lived in London for several years, I had the chance to travel extensively with my only regret been not starting my blog earlier. In 2010, I returned home to South Africa and started my life her all over again. My blog was a way of sharing my world with the world. I started to discover South Africa through the eyes of a tourist.



I have my parents to thank for passing on the #TravelBug rather early on in my life causing a severe case of wanderlust. Both my parents have travelled fairly extensively and as young kids My travels have taken me to some pretty amazing places locally and internationally and all of my travels have taught me some life lessons along the way:


Priorities change - these days all I think about is saving , working hard and planning travel. Trips to the mall and spending money do not interest me.
Collect memories not things - Travel has taught me that I do not need to buy things to hoard ans collect but rather collect precious memories.
Life is all about experiences - everytime I go out I want to discover new experiences and not do the same old things over and over.
Travel light through life - through my travels I have learnt to travel light figuratively and literally. Getting rid of excess baggage and things and situations that hold you back.



Education - When we travel we learn not only about ourselves but we get to experience a whole new world one so different from our own.
Appreciate where we come from - the only way to learn about your home country is to leave it and then come back and see it through new eyes.
The value of relationships - you learn to appreciate those who support your dreams. And most of the time your cheerleaders are people who you have never met a thousand miles away. As your circle becomes smaller it becomes stronger.

The power of Social Media - never in a million years would I have thought how much of an impact social media would make and be apart of my life. I have discovered so many amazing bloggers online and their blogs allow me to travel with them. On my travels I have met some amazing people and social media helps me keep in touch with them.

Everyone has a story - and sometimes we need to stop talking and listen so that we can learn.

Be a kind human - everyone we meet is fighting a battle so a kind word , a smile is sometimes all you need to do.



When I travel I ...

  • Take a million pictures.
  • Love trying out local food.
  • Buy a magnet.
  • Want to experience life as a local.
  • Explore the not so popular spots.
  • Love making friends with locals.
  • Save a coin from local currency.
  • Read up on my destination loads.
  • I always create a new hashtag ie #SpicegoddessInAbuDhabi #SpicegoddessInKerala.
  • Bring home a local magazine or newspaper.




















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Hello everyone :)
I am Verushka from South Africa. By day I am a Travel and Tourism Lecturer and by night a Lifestyle Blogger. My blog focuses on food, travel and culture. I love sharing my world with the world.
Bitten by the Travel Bug at a young age my wanderlust desire has increased over the years. I prefer slow travel and enjoy company when I travel. I believe it is important to travel locally before seeing the rest of the world.
I have travelled to 19 counteries and still got a very long #BucketList to go through.

24 commenti:

  1. I believe that traveling makes us better people. I do work full time as well and dedicate my spare time to my blog. But I always, always find time and money to travel. Everyone has a drug and traveling is mine. As you said, traveling educated you and makes you a better person.

    RispondiElimina
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    1. I think we are sharing the same drug too :)

      Elimina
  2. I like that you buy magnets! I try to buy them for friends as a souvenir since they don't take up much space.

    RispondiElimina
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    1. It's a nice souvenir. Sam as Varushka, I collect magnets from my travels

      Elimina
  3. Traveling does teach us a lot! And in this last one decade social media has increased the quality of travel we do. We do bump in to people who turn out to be very good friends for life. :) Well written... I found myself nodding to whatever you have written.

    RispondiElimina
  4. Cheers to all that you have said. Travel teaches you so much more in life - tolerance and keeping an open mind are my two biggest lessons. Good to know more about you. Here is to more travels.

    RispondiElimina
  5. Such a cute post that made me smile and get a better glimpse at the Spice Goddess :) I love that she saves a coin from every currency... imagine the collection after a few years!

    RispondiElimina
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    1. That was a collection that impressed me too. I acrually have coins from wherever I go, but I never thought to collect them

      Elimina
  6. Thank you for sharing your blog space with me. Love connecting with bloggers around the world.

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Thanks you to you!! This post was so inspiring!

      Elimina
  7. Travel undeniably brings the best in us as a human being. We start respecting other cultures and have a lot to learn too when we step out of our comfort zone. It was great to know how Verushka found her passion for adventure in a foreign land :)

    RispondiElimina
  8. I think that education cannot be found in the pages of the books. It has to be experienced and travel does just that. I love postcards so instead of magnets i get them. And yes photographs for personal collection of the blog is a must.

    RispondiElimina
  9. I think some people look down on travelers, "how do you afford that?!" It all depends if you value and prioritize travel above material possessions.

    RispondiElimina
  10. All of these are so true! Ever since I moved to Seoul, I've found all of these ideas to be crucial to living a more authentic life, if that makes sense. Thank you for this post!

    RispondiElimina
  11. Yes, yes and a million more yes to what you said, Verushka!
    I just feel exactly the same as you wrote above. Traveling has taught me to be a better person, to understand and accept others! This world is such an amazing place.

    RispondiElimina
  12. I can totally relate to this post! I have definitely learned similar lessons from travelling. I had to stop buying magnets though...ran out of room on the our fridge :-) And I take more pictures than ever.

    RispondiElimina
  13. Travelling changes us and allows us to mature and learn. What a great piece! I am the same as you in wishing I started my blog earlier than now.

    RispondiElimina
  14. Traveling gives us so much! I agree with everything you said. We learn so much about ourselves and others and we learn to appreciate life and the world more. I am so grateful that I have always have and continue to have the opportunity to travel and see the world.

    RispondiElimina
  15. Hello Veruskha!

    I truly enjoyed your stories and your super fun photos. I agree, whenever we travel, we always learned something new and sometimes way beyond our expectations. Keep conquering the world!

    RispondiElimina
  16. Travelling is the best learning experience that you can have in life, I've grown so much personally in the last few year just by discovering new places, cultures and its history!

    RispondiElimina
  17. It was great to read and know you more through this post. I love travelling too, but unfortunately my childhood wasn't spent in travelling but I guess i am making up for it now that I have (apparently) grown up and have job savings. I love post cards so instead of magnets I bring them back home apart from the dozens of photographs that I click.

    RispondiElimina
  18. Traveling is an addiction! It helps us to move out of our comfort zone! It's empowering and I too collect one coin of different currencies!

    RispondiElimina
  19. Very well said Verushka. The world is so consumed by materialistic pleasure that we don't realize that we do not need to buy and possess things. Memories and experiences is what matters

    RispondiElimina

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