February 5, 2013

Paradise

Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey. - Pat Conroy

Apart from a few individual pictures of interesting people I took on my holiday, this is my very last holiday post. I love the fact that even though it ended just over a month ago, I've had all these memories to share with you up until now. More than I love fashion, I love travel.
I love going to a new place and leaving everything I know; being thrown out of my comfort zone and forced to discover a whole new way of life. It really puts things into perspective, making you realize just how small a part you play in the grand scheme of things. There is so much more to life than what we know, so much more.
I know travelling is expensive but honestly, if you search hard enough and maybe even sacrifice shopping for a period of time, you will find that it's not as expensive as you think. When I went to South East Asia, I wasn't staying in luxurious hotels. I was staying in hostels (sometimes awful) with other backpackers and we were having the time of our lives discovering places for what they really were! It wasn't about luxury, it was about reality. This way, many backpackers get to travel to multiple locations for long periods of time on a budget. Do your research and you may be surprised by what you find. Also, remember that I'm always only an e-mail away for any travel advice.
If you're at a place where you really can't afford to travel, I bet that there is so much in your own country that you have not discovered. You will learn so much if you step out of your comfort zone everyone once in a while because there's a lot to explore on your doorstep that you've overlooked. I have so many places still on my bucket list and I really am going to have to shop much less and save much more as I grow up to keep on taking on the world one country at a time.
The pictures above were taken at Constance Ephelia hotel, Seychelles. It was absolutely stunning but the food was awful. If you ever go to the Seychelles, I'd assume that you like to eat good food on your holidays. For that reason, you might not want to stay at Ephelia. I loved every single thing apart from that though.
Did you notice the picture of the two spiders suspended in the air? I saw that and had to do a double take. I'm still confused!
Thankyou for reading my blog and following my journey, it means so much to me.

Love,
Fis.

13 thoughts on “Paradise”

  1. Thank you so very much for documenting and sharing your journeys in different countries. The minutes I spend scrolling through and admiring all your experiences are so precious, as its almost as though I’m right there as well. Thank you for the wonderful experience :).x

    1. fisayolonge says:

      Thankyou so much for your kind words, exactly what I want to achieve.

  2. Ekene says:

    Your photos are always so beautiful! 🙂

    1. fisayolonge says:

      Thankyou!

  3. Stylish Sana says:

    Oh Gosh now I wanna travel! I have not made a move on it all this time due to fear of cost, however you have encouraged me to get over that and start researching– there are discounts there and I like seeing the reality than a fancy expensive hotel anyhow– not that I won’t mind that either once in a while hehe…!

    I travel locally but am yet to venture out. Lord knows how bad I want to visit Thailand, Hong Kong, London, South Africa etc… I like your blog. ~~Stylish Sana from Mixupfixup.com

    1. fisayolonge says:

      You go girl, go for it!

  4. Bdiva says:

    Whao, am loving this, i must confess, you make me feel like parking my bag and off i go to Seychelles………………..lol

    1. fisayolonge says:

      Thankyou, that’s exactly what I like to hear :).

  5. koko says:

    amazing pictures am planning a trip to kenya or tanzania…im really saving towards it nd u hav encouraged me ..abeg what camera do u use i love all ure pictures dey so amazing

    1. Fisayo Longe says:

      Thank you! Good luck saving, you won’t regret it. I use a Nikon D5100. x

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