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    10 Random facts about me: Thank you for the Liebster award

    A couple of weeks ago, I woke up to some fantastic news, I had been nominated for my first ever blogging award!! Thank you so much to Kula and Christian a couple on a budget. They are a wonderful travel couple who’ve been to some swoon-worthy destinations, their website is a wealth of information with travel tips, advice and the desire to be conscious travelers. Please check their website out for amazing ways to travel to cool places on a budget and also how you can do some amazing activities like hot air ballooning, all on a budget. Check them out to see more, and find them on YouTube to see amazing videos of some of the beautiful places they have visited.

     a couple on a budget have asked me 10 random facts about me, and here are my answers. 

    1. If you could only eat 1 cuisine for the rest of your life what would it be and why?
    It’s really got to be two, Mexican and Ugandan. Ugandan because I was raised on it, Mexican because who doesn’t?

    2. What was the most exhilarating thing you’ve ever done?
    Whitewater Rafting in Kenya.

    3. What inspired you to start blogging?
    I am a solo traveler and every time I went somewhere that left me in awe, I wished my friends and family could see it too.  

    4. What’s your favorite book you’ve read or movie you’ve seen so far this year and why?
    Favorite movie is wonder woman, (I’m all about girl power).  Favorite book is the biology of belief by Bruce Lipton, just because I enjoy biology and learning about how the body and cells work.

    5. Would you rather take a First Class flight or the rough scenic route?
    First class all the way. Then I can hike up and see the scenic route and take it all in calmly! 

    6. What’s your next destination going to be and why?
    Currently browsing and trying to decide, but looking for a relaxing holiday, I’m thinking Spa and yoga, just because I’ve been working too hard all year.

    7. What advice would you give to starting bloggers?
    Just do it. Don’t wait for things to be perfect. You will learn as you go, everyone does which is why change is a good thing. 

    8. Name one thing to avoid when traveling. 
    Rude and disrespectful behavior. No matter where you are as a traveler, you have to treat people as you wish to be treated.

    9. Name one thing to avoid when blogging.
    Fear of failure, and always wanting everything to be perfect before you take action. A masterpiece is not created in one go. The artists will keep working and failing, but all those times they look like they have failed, they are actually honing their craft and learning what works and what doesn’t work. 

    10. If you could have dinner with anyone in the world right now, who’s alive, who would it be?
    Very hard question, It would have to be a business/success coach as I’m dreaming of being self-employed in a few years time.

    Who I am nominating:

    1. Helena Grey of Grey dynasty Helena is a flight attendant who not just posts cute pics of places she visits but takes the time to tour the cities and curates the information with what to do and things to see. She writes about style and life too, which is a good balance.
    2. Yuri of With Love Yuri. Yuri is a nomad like myself, relatively new to blogging too but she’s so authentic in what she shares and the way she writes. She recently moved to Italy and who doesn’t love reading about/ seeing pictures of Italy!
    3. Abby of Abbys Atlas. Her travel posts are comprehensive and well detailed, with amazing pictures to go with everything!

    For those nominated, If you accept the nomination you have to answer the same 10 questions. Or see the rules for Liebster nomination

    1. If you could only eat 1 cuisine for the rest of your life what would it be and why?
    2. What was the most exhilarating thing you’ve ever done?
    3. What inspired you to start blogging?
    4. What’s your favorite book you’ve read or movie you’ve seen so far this year and why?
    5. Would you rather take a First Class flight or the rough scenic route?
    6. What’s your next destination going to be and why?
    7. What advice would you give to starting bloggers?
    8. Name one thing to avoid when traveling.
    9. Name one thing to avoid when blogging.
    10. If you could have dinner with anyone in the world right now, who’s alive, who would it be? 

    Thank you again so much to a couple on a budget for the nomination. Congratulations to those nominated and happy traveling and blogging everyone. 

    LIFE, MOTIVATION

    The power of compound effect

    Continous improvement is better than delayed perfection – Mark Twain

     

    So it’s been a while since I’ve written about goals and life lessons in general. Not because I’ve been lazy, but for the most part of this year, life on a personal level has been somewhat frustrating due to work which has been super busy.  As I look and think about how much of the year I’ve got left, I’m already starting to look at next year in details and where I need to be in terms of my dreams, life, and destiny.

    This week, what’s on my heart to share is the power of the seemingly insignificant everyday steps otherwise known as the compound effect. My mentor Terri Savelle is known for saying ”do something every day about the things you are believing God for. The truth is, it is an excuse to be lazy by waiting for the big break or the big opportunity. Success is achieved in the small consistent steps you take towards your dreams.

    As you may have imagined, this works in reverse, here’s what the Bible (MGS translation) has to say about his

    A nap here, a nap there, a day off here, a day off there,
    sit back, take it easy—do you know what comes next?
    Just this: You can look forward to a dirt-poor life,
    poverty your permanent houseguest! Proverbs 6:11

    May I encourage you, if you are working on something, keep going at it, and don’t sit around waiting for that lucky break. There’s no such a thing as an overnight success. The people that look like they had overnight success, behind all that is years of hard work and small consistent steps of action that no one sees.

    I wish you a successful rest of the year friends, may your lives be filled with joy and hope always as you go for your dreams and make everyday count xoxo

    All great achievements require time – Maya Angelou

    In consistency lies the power – Gloria Copeland

    TRAVEL

    Celle, Germany

    This summer (2017), I took the deserted path and decided to explore the smaller towns. I wanted my experience to feel personal and somewhat avoid places with many of my kind (i.e tourists haha). Last year, I decided to start an adventure where I will discover/ visit some of Europe’s very affordable but most beautiful towns. This is how I ended up in Celle, I was after that fairytale feeling, the one you cant find in the common or big towns. And I certainly found it here; plenty of it. This place is straight up fairy tale with its half timer houses, gorgeous alleways, and talking lamps.




    I was so charmed when I arrived, all the streets and alleways look magical. The town is small enough to walk and see everything there is to see: from the beautiful Celle castle to the lovely French gardens. I spent the day exploring and enjoying the place. I ended up in the town square to have a drink and enjoy the views and do a bit of people watching. Unfortunately, I can’t post pictures of the French gardens because by the time I got there it was dark and all the pictures I took didn’t look good at all and didn’t do the place justice. I really can’t recommend this place enough, it’s definitely somewhere I wanna go back to, just so I can soak in the charm and beauty.