Lifestyle, Summer Vacations, Travel

Palm trees

Many times when I am looking at a map I see a place that makes me think, ‘I absolutely have to go to this place, no matter what.’ This feeling just bubbles up out of nowhere.  In any case, more often than not, the places I need to go to are far away or difficult to get to. I feel this staggering yearning to realize what sort of architecture the place has, what kind of food they like to serve there or what people are doing there. Having this type of feeling can be both a blessing and a curse. Even though the doors of my imagination open, I cannot escape the disappointing feeling of not going there, not being there.

The last couple of days I’ve been enjoying by the beach. There is no better feeling than being surrounded by the ocean, palm trees, sand, the breeze and my family. Before coming to this trip I had decided to use or ‘abuse’ everything, the hotel facilities, the food, the beach…and up until today I seem to have really accomplished my goal.

My family and I are spending our holiday in Antalya and Side. We spent five days in Antalya and now we are located in Side. Both of the places are beautiful and the beach is awesome. My usual beach day starts by working out, and then eating breakfast with the family. I try to tan early in the morning and late in the afternoon because I have a sensitive skin and I cannot expose my body in the sun for more than four hours per day. Even if I didn’t have a sun-allergy I still wouldn’t expose my skin to the sun for too long. Anyhow, the food is the second best thing here (apart from the sea.) I cannot stop myself from eating smoked salmon and tomatoes. Weird.

The book I am reading now is 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. I have marked my favorite paragraphs of the book and I want to share one with you:

“All I can do is live the life I have. I can’t trade it in for a new one. However strange and misshapen it might be, this is it for the gene carrier that is me.”

Without extending my post any longer, I wish you all happy vacations and I do hope you get the best of everyday.

Yours tanned,


 (Albanian version just a little bit later)


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