Experiences- how to treat them

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All of us, every single human being, has been through and experience in life, whether it be good, bad or great. We have all experienced something in our life times that make us stop and gasp.

Recently I have been extremely lucky to travel to a small island off the coast of Portugal called Sao miguel, one of many of the islands of Azores, here I had an amazing experience to push my passion of photographer further than ever before, enlightening my life with an breath taking opportunity, to photograph dolphins for a children’s book called dolphins of the deep, every second I spent in that wonderful place made my heart explode with emotion, all good might I add!.

I explored the island and the seas and for ever second I was there I took as much in as I possibly could, the sights, the smells and the tastes of the fascinating wonders of the island.

How can we most appreciate experiences when they come to us?

here are a few I like to do,

Ask yourself, will I ever experience this exact moment again?, if its possible you won’t relish in ever entire breath, every step, every sight that wakes within your path, take so many photographs!, because although memory is a great tool our minds have to offer, one day you might forget how wonderful that Portuguese cake was, how amazing the sky looked and how you felt when you saw your first dolphin, swimming under the boat.

Write a blog or a diary, to enable to look back on the amazing experiences you had, because one day you might need a little bit of fresh air to fill those stressed lungs, you might need to look back at the experience and realize just how lucky you were.

Take photographs! to look back on to with joy, to fill you home with amazing pictures and wonderful memories to enable you to carry on remembering the wonder adventures you’ve had.

Eat local cuisine! Put yourself out of your comfort zone and eat something you wouldn’t normally try, if you don’t like it, thats an experience within itself!.

Lastly but most importantly! Learn a few words of the local language, I cannot stress this enough!, if you don’t its super rude!, don’t expect everywhere you go to be able to speak your language. Even if you just learn to say thank you, the locals really appreciate you trying!.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Love this! We saw dolphins on a recent boat ride in Greece, such a precious moment!! Check out our travel blog that my husband and I started if you have time!

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  2. I have been lucky enough to have visited around 80 countries in my life. I’ve lived in some of those, worked in a few and travelled to a few on my holidays. I totally go along with what you say in this post.

    I love to experience and celebrate the wide variety of cultures, languages and cuisines that exist on this wonderful planet of ours. I ALWAYS learn a bit of the language before I visit somewhere new, even local tribal languages if possible. Just to be able to say hello, goodbye, please, thank you and please may I have, is a good start. Then to pick up more vocabulary and sentences, mainly by listening and repeating and being bold enough to get it wrong, is great fun. People will instantly warm to you, help you, and laugh with you at your inevitable mistakes.

    Cuisine: always try something new at least twice. If you don’t like it the first time, it could have been badly prepared.

    Culture: Every society has its cultural differences from our own and it is fascinating to learn more about them and to understand and to join in where we can. I’ve never really understood why some people use cultural differences to opposite effect: to stir up conflict. We should enthusiastically celebrate both our similarities AND our differences! The world would be a better place.

    One world, one people, care about them all.

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