September 2014 = Smattering of Posts Month

As mentioned in a previous post, I am taking a bit of hiatus from posting regularly.

The posts will be sporadic and a lot less in volume than in previous months.

What do I have planned or intend to do in September??

Today I will travel to Barcelona on a train from Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The past 3 days in Santiago de Compostela is a symbolic and very truncated version of my original intention to walk the Camino (St. Jame’s way). However, I believe it was still immensely helpful for me to clear some past life matters as I reconnected with the Earth energy there. I chose to use the word “matters” as I believe the word “issues” has a negative connotations that I do not want to associate with.

After honoring my love for amazing and unique architectural designs in Barcelona, I will fly to Hamburg in hope to meet someone in person for the first time. We had met online after I left Hamburg in July.

From Hamburg, I will return to Turkey and continue my pilgrimage to the Eastern front and make my way to the Black Sea region. I do not have much details to share further than this. This is the intention though.

I bid you adieu.

Be well. Travel safe. Take care of yourself.

Thoughts after 500 posts…

Good Saturday Morning from Paris, France!!

Looking at my WordPress Dashboard, it’s reminding me today it will be posting my 500th post.Sculpture of Madame Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux en toilette de mariee by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux found in Petit Palais Paris France

I migrated my Single Woman Travels! site from Tumblr to WordPress back in November 2013. It’s been quite the journey because I traveled for 8 months in 2013 and now I’m in the middle of a 6 months pilgrimage/journey in Europe.

I have been very fortunate to have found this outlet to share my images and thoughts with you.

Thank you for your time, attention and acknowledgement of my thoughts and ideas.

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Spiritual Saturday :- Totem Animals

Ever cross path with an animal or an insect – unexpectedly?! So much so, they startle you and stops you in your tracks??

Be it a spider, ant, frog, dragonfly, chicken, bat, goats.

I don’t mean the animals you see when you go to a zoo or pet store. I mean the animals that you encounter while minding your own business. Like a butterfly that suddenly catches your attention while you are on your daily run. That neighbor’s pet turtle which never leaves their house but suddenly is walking across your path outside.

Well recently, it keeps occurring to me. Animals capture my attention in unexpected locations at unexpected time of day. I jot down the encounters and when I get on the interweb I google them and see what they symbolize as an animal totem. Often times, the meaning as provided are immediate reminders of emotions or thoughts I have been avoiding or unaware of or have not considered. Synchronicity is at play and the Universe makes it hard to ignore. Continue reading

Travel Thought Thursday :- Missing Home (Toronto)

End of July 2014, marks 2 full months into my 2014 journey. So far I have traveled to Turkey, Greece, Germany and Switzerland.

As much as the fact that traveling opens my mind, my heart and my eyes to new culture, new thoughts, new beliefs and new experiences. Traveling also makes me reflect and appreciate what I already have and allows me to share with others my past experiences.

The word “Compare” can be viewed in different ways… Compare can lead to degradation. Compare can cause inspiration. Compare can cause insecurity. Compare can create motivation. Compare can create competition.

Coming from Toronto, Canada – I am constantly reminded all the goodness that Toronto offered – which I have taken for granted!

The saying, “You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone” – is very true.
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