The point of view

Sites like this gathers people from around the World, which make easy to see so many points of view over other people, countries, nations and much much more.
Recently I had read some posts let’s say about points of view over different places.
We are often running to generalization and stereotypes and Mandy from thebrokegirlsguidetobetterliving blog (yes, it’s long name of the blog 😉 ) wrote really good article about stereotypes over Canada and Canadians. Here is the link:

https://thebrokegirlsguidetobetterliving.wordpress.com/2017/08/14/oh-canada-shining-some-northern-light-on-a-few-of-those-canadian-misconceptions-and-stereotypes-eh/

I had heard about a lot of different things and stereotypes about countries and about people as well. When I’m traveling to any country and talk with people it’s like quick verification of things I had heard about with reality. In other words traveling is something like: stereotypes meets reality.
Especially when it’s about big country, you can hear a lot of stories, how many of those are real? Probably only few of them yes, but the most is just empty words which have been repeated by people who even doesn’t know nothing about this country/people.
It’s like, when you are not sure about something and just heard some story from someone, do not repeat it until you find out how it really is.
When you know someone is from country you would like to hear about, it is quite possible, that this person can tell you only about own city/town and family and friends, maybe few known places from the country and that’s it.

What else than stereotypes people can say?
Whatever I’ll say it will be only in my name, my opinion, nothing else.
The other interesting thing is, that stereotypes are often about minorities. The special minorities, which are noisy, behaving in the way, that make them easy to see and by this creating view of all, which is wrong.
Have you heard about Compton? Here I found nice story with Compton in the background, just on Rosie’s blog Floridian Lifestyle, here is the link:

https://floridianlifestyle.wordpress.com/2017/08/14/a-weekend-in-los-angeles/

Who you will remember better, someone who is just going to work and back to home, doing shopping, have own hobby or just relax at home after work or someone like mentioned before?

Probably our mind need to create an image of things we don’t know, of places we’ve never been before or is it a blank space in our head?
If I’ll say Italy, Norway, France, Germany, Poland, Greece, USA, China, Canada, Russia, what will appear in your mind?
Wherever I was, I always had heard, that I’m so exceptional, only because I didn’t fit to some stereotypes and imaginations. I also have heard a lot of things about people living in some countries and I could say about everyone I’ve met “exceptional” only because they didn’t fit to stereotypes I’ve heard.
When I meet someone I’m asking: where you are from? from which town?
Now, if I will ask YOU, to tell me about your country, your town, yourself, what you will tell me?
Probably some exceptions, not the usual things which are often considered as “normal”.
Normal things mean boring for us.
But what is a norm in one place, doesn’t have to be a norm in other place.
So what you will tell me, unique things or usual things?

Let me know in the comment, what stereotypes about your country and people living in, you have known?

Take care and have a nice day.

The future’s past

I woke up and opened my eyes to see, that the yesterday’s tomorrow is today.
When yesterday was today, expiration date seemed to be far away.
But now, today is the future and tomorrow will be today.
We are living now, always now, always today, there is no other option.
Our perspective is small and makes hard for us to see small changes happening around in present reality.
Future smoothly turnes into past, but we still are trapped in present day.
Every moment of life is happening now.
Distant future of tomorrow can be disappointing for the people, who thought about it yesterday.
When I’m looking back into years and centuries, I see people were expecting so different World of today.
What we are expecting from tomorrow?
Tomorrow will be today, next day…

One day in The Eden…

For me real journey, have to be an adventure…

I was reading some posts about Cornwall and solo traveling, what brought back some memories, which I would like to share with you.
But first, here you have links to mentioned posts:
https://whenlifeawakens.wordpress.com/2017/07/31/travel/
https://whenlifeawakens.wordpress.com/2017/08/05/travel-2/
simply solo-travelling

When you don’t have time for holidays, you can go for one day trip, only remember to make this day as best as possible.
Few years ago it was during hot days of summer.
I had only one day to visit Cornwall, so I knew I have to do my best, to not waste a single second. I’ve checked everything before my journey. But check doesn’t mean to be prepared…
I bought tickets for night train, which was leaving London around 11pm and after seven hours reaches St. Austell. So I had whole night to sleep and full day for visiting The Eden Project.
St. Austell is a small town and at 6am everything is close there, so I had some time to catch first bus to The Eden Project, which I spend on sightseeing neighborhood. There was only one little problem, the only map I had, it was map of Cornwall, not even of St. Austell and had nothing to do with accuracy. On this map you could see lettering St. Austell and little dot pointing the town. Fortunately I’m good in finding way back or where is any direction (north, south, west, east), so even with this map I was able to find everything I wanted to see and what most important, way to the bus.

Bus to EP was filled by people working there, which most of them are volunteers and students. When I got there, it was still early and tropical bioms were closed for turists. The crew was still working inside, taking care of the plants etc. There is nothing to be worry about, because outside garden it’s really big and interesting.

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At this picture is only part of outside garden, however I think it’s enough to see how big it is. You can also see some people right there, to have comparative scale.

This, what I wanted to see the most was the bioms and it was very surprising what I saw inside…  I have seen some ponds or pools inside greenhouses before, but here it is like someone wanted to put whole World in one place, so you can see waterfalls or houses stylized for the places of origin of plants.

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You can also try juice from Baobab there, or go to the restaurant, which serve food taken from mediterranean biome’s plants.

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On this picture you can see cultivation of grapes and olives (in background).
My camera wasn’t fully charged, so I don’t have a lot of pictures, but I kept my memories.

When I was going back from The Eden Project, I’ve met one man from Scotland and at first seconds when he spoked to me, I’ve thought he speaks different language. He was on his holidays in Cornwall, so different than Scotland as he said.

It was early evening when I decided to go to the Charlestown’s beach. Near to harbor you can find some caves, which are very tempting to go inside. And that’s what I did, I went inside one deeper cave. From the inside of the cave, Sea is heard differently, also you can find some shells, only you have to remember, that Sea level can increase and it can happen really quickly… When water forced me to leave this place I went for a little shopping, because I still had few hours to my train.
At the station I met Ron Choong, an American born in Malaysia, he also was in The Eden Project and he was waiting for the same train. It was lucky for both of us, to meet eachother, because the train was delayed for a long time and we had interesting conversation.
Sometimes it’s nice to travel alone, but sometimes in situations like this when you are waiting for train, plane or whatever, it’s good to have right companion.
Take care.

Greatness of bananas

Perhaps June with World premiere of “Despicable me 3” was better time to write about bananas, but this post have nothing to do with the movie.
Some of you may know, that I like traveling, but you didn’t know yet, that I’m not drinking coffee at all. I’m waking up early and never drink coffee. I’m driving car all night long and I’m not drinking coffee. Instead of coffee I’m eating bananas and using suplement called glutamine, which help to regenerate.
Why bananas? Well, bananas have a lot of potassium (more than tomatoe) and magnesium, phosphorus, also contain vitamins and it’s a natural source of it, so I think it’s more easy to digest than all the same minerals from pills.
Also bananas are easy to take with you in a journey and easy to eat when you’re driving etc.
It helps when you are tired, but when you feel it’s not helping, or when you feel coffee is not helping, it’s better to stop the car and go to sleep, even for 15-30 minutes.
It’s much safer for you and other people at road.

My big little journey

I like to travel, especially with the car, it makes me feel free. I can go when and where I want, admire changing views from car window. For me the best is the long journey into unknown places, which are not popular for turists. But it’s not like I’m going straight ahead no matter where. I’m always planning my journies and looking for interesting places on map. What is interesting, all these places turn out to be interesting. I’m also lucky if it’s about the food, I always meets nice and tasty cuisine, or maybe I simply have no big demads when it’s about it. From the other hand some people says I am. o I guess, I’m just lucky to find good places. After one thousand miles journey, even if I’m tired, I’m also glad. Each new places means new point of view, new thoughts, new perspective, new experience.
Unfortunately, in this year it’s impossible for me to go anywhere. I don’t even have a car, so it’s makes this little bit more difficult. But last sunday I was so lucky to borrow car and go on my biggest journey of this year! 40km away from the place I live…
It’s not far, but it was enough to make me feel like on my others big journies.
Sometimes even small thing, can bring big satisfaction.
Sometimes small thing, can make a big difference.
Have a nice day.