What my volunteering experience in India has taught me?

Living among those genuine, warmhearted people granted me with valuable resources to take with me in life. Not a single degree or course I did, taught me so much about life and people.

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It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. – Henry David Thoreau

The way to India

A few years back I was backpacking through South-Eastern Asia to finish my journey with 6 months volunteering in India. Continue reading “What my volunteering experience in India has taught me?”

Infant and toddler packing list for airplane carry-on bags

The items of your handbag when traveling with your baby (infant or toddler).

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Travel with your children

Don’t just tell your children about the world. Show them.

Our son will be soon 2 years old. We started traveling with him when he has 9 months old and at this age, he has already traveled to 7 countries. More than 15 flights. Continue reading “Infant and toddler packing list for airplane carry-on bags”

What is life about at above 4000 m in the Himalayas, Nepal?

Experiencing fear and wonder while ascending on the Himalayas. Learning about my own limitations and how to overcome them.

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My thoughts that had been written in 2013 when ascending on the Himalayas.

 Langtang National Park

I have realized; it is during the times I am far outside my element that I experience myself the most. – Anonymous

I still can’t believe that I’m at 3830 m altitude on Himalaya. I remember the days in school when I’ve been studying about the highest mountains in the world. I made a promise back then that one day I’ll do it, I’ll conquer some of them. On September 6, 2013, my dreams started to shape. Continue reading “What is life about at above 4000 m in the Himalayas, Nepal?”

An experience that could have screwed up my life

A travel story with, fortunately, a happy ending that could have ended up tragically for me. A reason, more, to be grateful for my life and the wonderful people I have met along the way.

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If you are not willing to risk the unusual you will have to settle for ordinary. – Jim Rohn

My heart was pumping so much blood like was willing to take off. I lost the control of my body, it was trembling, maybe it was its way of saying that’s too much adrenaline and cortisol for such a short period of time. I brought together my palms, sweaty and shaking, as praying and imploring the universe or God or whoever has the power to save my life.

I could hear the voices in my head: “what the hell, Ramona? how could you do this? I know you love and trust people but some precaution would work well, at least from time to time.Continue reading “An experience that could have screwed up my life”