The adrenaline rush that I have been waiting for. 


Hey guys. I feel like it has been so long since I last posted a blog. I guess it’s true, life takes over. But at the same time, it has been a very long time since I have felt passion or enthusiasm for something or anything. Over the last few months I have only felt disappointed and numbness. 

So as it happens, my mum went to a spa with a friend while I was on holiday to see my better half. During her stay, she met a lovely young girl who was telling her about her business. Long story cut short, you know I can’t do long stories to save my life!! This lady is working for ‘forever’. A company that sells cosmetics and various other things. She messaged me today and expressed that this business initiative may be something I would like to get into. So ever since our conversation, I cannot stop thinking about it. Nor can I stop myself from getting excited about something new. God I love a new challenge. 

You see, I have massively missed these strong feelings. Social work has dragged me down instead of lifting me up and deep down I have been yearning for a different opportunity to arise. So I’m wondering, Is this it? Is this my opportunity? Have any of you guys had experience of doing anything like this? Any thoughts? Any suggestions? 

I would very much Appreciate it!
P.s. I have missed blogging so much. Maybe i am back! 

Social Work. 


I have now been a qualified social worker for over a year and can almost relate to the picture posted above. ‘The job is thankless’ is a statement I did not take seriously. However I wish I had taken some notice. As much as I love working with people, children and families, I sometimes question whether I have the mental capacity to keep my shit together. Today was a typical Monday, my colleagues were about to pull their hair out. Too many cases. Too many assessments. Case notes aren’t up to date. The usual drama. 

I don’t know what I’ve become 

Midnight rants

The fact of the matter is, I can’t handle coffee. The caffeine keeps me awake and makes my mind wander. So here I am. Wide awake. The only company I have right now are my thoughts. 

Sometimes I don’t know what I have become. You know when you suffer from slight identity crisis? I’m having one of those episodes. I always thought I was really good at keeping in touch with people. But how very wrong was I. As time goes on, I realise how many people I have left behind. Be it for the right reasons or wrong. I’m finding that relationships are so difficult to maintain. Making the effort, going that extra mile and keeping in touch can become an impossible task when you’re interwined with soaky tasks and chores. My cousin said to me the other day ‘life gets in the way’ and I wonder whether he’s right. Is it that life takes over? Or is it that people no longer become a priority? 

Being Asian. 

Coming from a South Asian background usually tends to be quite chaotic in various aspects. Our lives are never simple or easy. There is always some drama, a strangers wedding, family quarrels, lots of funerals and unnecessary gossiping. I know you may be thinking that’s the norm in all families, but South Asians are generally large families, the bigger the families, the more chaos. 

So over the last few weeks that’s where I have been. I’ve been attending numerous weddings and family get togethers. I’ve somehow been forced to indulge in unnecessary gossiping and back biting. But luckily for me, it’s my time to unwind this weekend. 

Dreaming of Cappadocia 

After visiting a fair few countries over the last 12 months, Cappadocia is hands down the most incredible place I have ever visited or probably will ever visit. From the landscapes to the hot air balloon experience, I could not fault a thing. The only downfall it had for me was the food. After eating the tastiest kebabs I’ve ever eaten in Istanbul, the food was just not the same. 

We only stayed two full days in Cappadocia. Here is what we covered in those days:

Day 1- we woke up early to catch the bus to the hot air ballon at 4.20am. We were driven to a restaurant where we had a not so good breakfast. Following the breakfast we went straight to the hot air balloon ride. It was the most magnificent experience. Magical and heavenly. The breeze was just perfect and the view was crystal clear. 


After the hot air balloon ride, we were transported back to our hotel where we had lots of good breakfast. Once our bellies were full we decided it would be a good Idea to walk from Uchisar to Goreme. Luckily for us, it was a lovely day and the walk was refreshing. 


Once we got to the Goreme area, we booked a ATV for three hours for the sunset. We spent a few hours looking around the markets and enjoyed our surroundings before returning back to our hotel. 

Around 5pm we were collected from the hotel and taken to the ATV place where we were given the most hideous helmets and face masks! A and I shared the ATV and took turns which worked really well for us. Here’s some pictures of what we saw. 


Day2- on day 2 we hired a car and drove all over Cappadocia. It was one of the best experiences ever!! We were able to fit in absolutely loads. Here are some of the places we visited:

 

Istanbul, Turkey: 3 day itinerary. 

Hi all, so as you you know A and I went to turkey towards the end of July.  We spent 3 days In Istanbul and 3 days in Cappadocia. We always tend to check in before our fights and i got extremely lucky and got upgraded to business class. We flew with Turkish airlines and their service was very impressive. I had plenty of leg room and space! However I must admit I preferred the food going back in economy! 


 We decided to book a hotel called “Mina Hotel” and I would highly recommend it to anyone going to Istanbul. It’s clean, the location is incredible, it’s a 5 minute walk to the blue mosque, the service is pretty good, the food was pretty average and they have recently renovated it so everything looks very new and fresh. 


The view from the roof terrace. 

Day 1:

So during the day one we did absolutely loads, despite the fact that overnight there was a attempted coup. This did not stop the tourists or the locals from going out, exploring and generally having a good time. We left the hotel around 9am and saw the following:

1- hippodrome 

2- German fountains 

3- Blue mosque 

4- Hagia Sophia 

5- Basilica Cistern

6- Topkapi Palace

6- we walked around for miles in the empty streets of the grand bazaar and spice markets. 

We covered a lot in one day and were absolutely shattered by the end but it was totally worth it. Here is a collage of the things we managed to see on day 1:


Day 2:

Day two was slightly chilled out in comparison as we decided to walk down to the Bosphorus river and get a 2 hour boat tour. And this is what we did on day 2:

1- Bosphorus boat tour 

2- Galata tower 

3- Taksim square 


Day 3:

We were slightly confused as to what we should do on day 3 as we had covered so much already. But after consulting with friends that recently visited Istanbul they recommended the following:

1- Eyup sultan mosque 

2- Pierre lottie 

3- explored some more of the sultanehmet area. We came across am amazing restaurant and would really strongly tell people to visit as the views are absolutely incredible. It’s a restaurant called ‘seven hills’. 


Check out our pictures on Instagram 

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For lots more pictures! 

Why I take so many photos. 

People must think ‘why on earth does she take so many pictures?’ The truth is o suffer from serious memory issues. I can barely remember my childhood and even have a tendency to forget people from my past. Hence I make an extra effort to take pictures of everything I do and everywhere I go. That way I can look back and remember certain aspects of the day or time. 

I don’t claim to be an amazing photographer, nor do I claim to be an expert in taking pictures. The reality is quite the contrary, I merely take pictures for the sake of the memories. I hope you guys do enjoy them however 🙂

Please do follow me on Instagram if you can spare a few minutes! Travelbug_89 

Young, stupid and in love. 

Me and A went to Cappadocia after our trip to Istanbul and stayed in possibly the best hotel there is in Cappadocia. It’s fair to say it probably cost ‘A’ a bit of a fortune for us to be staying here. The funny thing is we aren’t extremely rich or come from wealthy families, but we spend without thinking. So since arriving in this beautiful hotel, people’s responses have been as follows:

“Oh really” 

“Tell me who you really are”

“That’s a very fancy hotel” 

“That’s a good hotel, the best”

It’s made us cringe a little as we aren’t the type of people to brag, it’s embarrassing to say the least. Oh and it also meant that we were charged twice as much for a taxi Journey due to people assuming we are minted!

Anyway a here’s a pic of #fromwhereisit

I feel extremely blessed to be here. Alhamdulillah