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Travel Diaries: 2018 Adventure Highlights

Happy New Year, everyone! I can’t believe 2018 is already over, and boy, what a year it has been! With all the discoveries and fun adventures we did together last year, it surely looks like 2019 has some pretty big shoes to fill. I feel like 2018 has become our best year yet and we're really excited to build from that as we move to another chapter in our lives.

Our First Schengen Visa Application Experience in Dubai

To be honest, the Schengen visa application procedure sounded a bit too daunting for us before that we tried to avoid it as much as possible. But after exploring Asia for years and a magical visit to Morocco back in 2016, we were suddenly left to wonder what else could be there for us to discover beyond our comfort zone. At that point, it really felt like a European vacation was a natural progression for us. So last year we decided to finally give it a try. We applied for a Schengen visa for the very first time and after a grueling wait, we fortunately got it.

I had a million questions in my head all throughout the application period. I still remember how much painstaking research and countless Googling I did before getting that coveted visa, so I would like to share with you how our experience went. Maybe this post could help someone who's also in the process of applying for a Schengen visa in Dubai.

Custom Star Map from Modern Map Art


French novelist Gustave Flaubert probably said it best ― “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world,” and I couldn't agree more. The thing that I love most about traveling is the humility it gives you. When you go out for an adventure, you realize just how vast the world is and how insignificant your silly problems are. On top of that, I'd like to think that it has also deeply strengthened our bond as a couple.

Travel Diaries: Amsterdam

It's been months since we spent autumn in Amsterdam, but until now I could still remember those sharp pangs of sadness hitting us hard the moment we realized it was time to go back home. Everything about this trip was totally bonkers and surely one of our most memorable vacations yet!

Travel Diaries: Armenia

Armenia has always been on our wanderlust radar for years. I think it was after a memorable trip to its neighboring country Georgia in 2013, when we actually started to set our sights on this former Soviet republic. Until now, it still boggles my mind how despite the many times we've attempted to visit Armenia before, none of our incessant planning and wishful thinking ever seemed to materialize. But here we are five years later, and I'm so glad to say that we finally did it. The best part? This trip to Armenia was every bit as beautiful as I have imagined it to be.

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