Hi there! Welcome to my blog.
The best words I can use to describe myself would be: curious, moody, thoughtful and a couch potato who likes to read, listen, travel and write. I have long been intrigued with geography and world culture , and that led me to pursue my further studies in Finland. This step alone has opened doors to my many endeavors. The blog is mostly a journal about my travel experiences – mostly budget travels, culture differences with my native country and everyday life here in Europe. The photos I use on the blog are mine. I appreciate the bittersweet of life and try to find positives in things. Currently based in Poland, from the mystical land of Nepal.
Update [October, 2016 and March, 2017]
I’ve a new found love for cooking, or more like eating good food, traveling to countrysides and small towns, crystal clear blue seas and colorful autumns in this part of the world. Like many 20 somethings, I am also in the process of figuring it all out but I am very much enjoying the process! 1.5 years of entering the ‘real world’, as in holding a full-time job, has taught me a thing or two about life, people, relationships and finances. I’ve started to slowly understand Polish humor and enjoy the taste of ogorki kiszone (pickled cucumbers) after almost 3 years of living in Poland! Traveling is one of my main interests. I also really enjoy the months of planning, research and reading leading to the actual travel. Traveling while working full-time is not easy, so I am trying to make the most of my annual free days and weekends. You’ll find that I remember all public holidays of the year and have trips booked 6 months in advance. There are many places that are on my bucket lists but to spare you from boredom, I will instead list the activities that I would really like to do in the near future:
- Hot air balloon ride. Maybe somewhere romantic and famous like Cappadocia, Turkey? I can dream, can’t I 😉
- S̶c̶u̶b̶a̶ ̶d̶i̶v̶i̶n̶g̶ : First experience in the Philippines, Feb 2017
- S̶n̶o̶r̶k̶e̶l̶i̶n̶g̶ Diving in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
- C̶a̶m̶p̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶b̶e̶a̶c̶h̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶w̶a̶k̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶u̶p̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶s̶u̶n̶r̶i̶s̶e̶ ̶o̶v̶e̶r̶ ̶w̶a̶t̶e̶r̶.̶ Wasn’t as serene as I thought it’d be. Done in Port Barton Philippines, March 2017.
- Hiking/trekking Nepal’s amazing mountains.
- Floating on the Dead Sea.
- Sailing around the Mediterranean. And I don’t know how to sail yet.
- Road trip across some Southern states in the US.
If you have any questions or comments about the blog, I can be reached at: goody2bags[at]hotmail.com.
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Thanks for stopping by my blog and letting me find yours! Sounds like a very interesting life you have in Europe, and I look forward to reading about your visit back to Nepal =)
Thanks! 🙂 You have a very interesting blog too, it’s now on my daily readlist hehe!
i dont know how i discovered your blog but i have been continuously reading few posts already. it is always so nice to meet a Nepali blogger in abroad and sharing their stories/life. While I am primarily a food blogger, i do enjoy other genre of blogs. Just wanted to say hi and that im looking forward to reading more….
Hi Dixya! Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂 I am checking out your blog and you seem to have some healthy and fun looking recipes there, I will definitely try out some of those!
It is so nice to discover your blog. 🙂
Thanks, nepaliaustralian! 🙂
Hi Pooja, I thought I had been here before but I’m officially following. Will be following your adventures.
Hi Mani, thanks for following along! 🙂
Hi! Happy to have found your blog! I love the layout, the style the content…everything! I’ve read some of your posts and I can’t wait to read more! I’m a travel lover too so I am definitely looking forward to following you 🙂
Lisa | http://www.fromdreamtoplan.net/
Hi Lisa, thank you so much! I hope you will like reading more of my posts 🙂 Welcome.
My pleasure! 🙂
I’m sure I will 🙂
I admit that I am a wanderlust type of person,therefore travelling the world is and will always remain one of my greatest passions.Each adventure makes me spritually richer and more aware of the uniqueness this world truly holds. I am certain I will enjoy your blog and beautiful stories!
Hi Claudia. Thank you for following along. You’re right about traveling: there is nothing like it.
Greetings, Pooja. I have just discovered that I am not getting any notifications at all from WordPress. I have no idea why and I hope that I haven’t clicked on anything by mistake. To be honest, I have always found WordPress to be unnecessarily complicated even though I love the site. I’m not getting notifications for anybody’s blogs so everybody must be wondering why I am so quiet these days. Pooja, Do you have any idea what I have to check to start getting all the notifications again ? I will also be trying to see here if I can see what’s gone wrong. Best wishes from Dai. I will try to read the blogs I have missed and make late comments. Sorry about all the mess.
I thought that you had stopped reading blogs so often, I didn’t know you had problems with WordPress settings.
Usually I just click the “Reader” tab on the top left corner when I am logged in to my WP account. There I see all the current blogs from the authors I have subscribed to. To some of them I have email subscription too, so whenever they post, I get notification on my inbox. The “Reader” tab works just fine for me though. I hope you have figured it all out by now, Dai! 🙂
Hi Pooja. I solved the problem yesterday after a staggering 18 hours of trying. It should be okay now but the strange thing is that I never changed any settings at all so it remains a mystery why it all went wrong. And I hate to confuse the issue but the notification of your above comment still hasn’t arrived in my Yahoo inbox which is very suspicious. I’ll keep waiting for a while in case it’s been delayed somewhere. I did get a notification that you had clicked LIKE but nothing for the comment you made.
Hm now that you’ve mentioned it, maybe there’s something wrong or complicated with the way WordPress email notification works.. I check all updates via my WordPress site and do not rely on email notifications so I wasn’t aware of this problem.
Hello! Just letting you know I’ve nominated you for a Sunshine Blogger Award! I love checking in on your blog and get lots of inspiration here. If you would like to accept, just take a look at the link below, where you will see your blog link and learn a bit more about the award 🙂
Thanks so much Jenny! Past few weeks I’ve been quite busy but I will definitely make time to check about it soon! 🙂 I love checking out your blog too!!
No worries – take your time! Look forward to reading your post when it’s done 🙂
Sounds loving your blog so far, can’t wait to follow along all your adventures as I, too enjoy traveling!
Hi Tay, thank you and welcome to my blog! 🙂 I am going to check out yours too!
Hey Pooja! I reallly like your blog and I have nominated you for this award: http://www.fromdreamtoplan.net/2016/10/03/liebster-award-round-2/ feel free to participate or not🙂
Hi Lisa! Thank you so much. I will definitely look into it 🙂
So lovely to meet you…. I appreciate how you are sensitive to culture and focus on the brighter side of life. 😊 Thank you for stopping by my blog. You are very welcome.
Hi Debbie. Thank you for your kind words! I hope you will enjoy some of my posts on this blog 🙂
How about visit Malta (my home country)? 😉 It’s quite picturesque even though we’re just a small island in the Mediterranean. I’ve a post all about my beautiful country on my blog, you should check it out! x
Hi Claire! I’ve actually been to Malta. It was 2.5 years ago. We also went to Gozo and Comino. Very beautiful! I loved the clear blue sea 🙂 I will check out your blog for knowing more about Malta. 🙂
Hello Pooja! Thank you so much for visiting my Blog, it’s nice to meet someone like you.
I know I am going to follow your Blog the moment I saw your photo with the beach…can I assume that you love the beach too as much as I do?
I am excited to know more about you and your wanderlust travels..looks like we have lots of things in common.
I love multiculturism as well …So I hope you don’t mind that I follow your awesome Blog! Cheers from Germany ~Christina
Hi Christina. Thank you for following along! 🙂 You are right: I absolutely love the beach ! It’s my favorite way to relax. I am actually going to the Philippines in just 2 weeks, you have any tips for Palawan? 🙂 Cheers from Poland!
OMG!!! Really,lucky you! Palawan is my favorite.I posted a new post about my adventures there.Check out my Coron trip.Its totally worth the trip,its an amazing place!
I nominated you for this 2016/2017 tag http://depaysee.com/2017/02/09/20162017-tag/
Thank you! 🙂 This looks fun! I will have to do a post about it soon.
You know I’m Polish, but don’t live any more in Poland, and everyday miss “ogórki kiszone”… 🙂
Heheh. Nothing is as authentic as food from home ❤ It's same with Nepalese food for me here – I can make them here too but they just are not the same. I understand what you mean!
Wow… you work full time too.. Love to see blogs from people who work as well as feed their passion. Love your blog and your spirit Pooja.. Wish you all the best for fulfilling your wishlist… btw What kinda job do you do?
Thank you for your words of encouragement 🙂 I work as a software developer. Hope to see you around here, will check our your blog too! 🙂
Thanks dear 🙂
After a month and a half of blogging I’ve just discovered your blog. You have some great stories here. Glad I found you on this wonderful WordPress community.
Thank you for following and welcome to my blog! I will check out your blog as well 🙂
Thanks Pooja. X
I love that you have a bucket list and you are just going for it! Bravo! I am going to the Balkans. What is next on the agenda for you?
Hey Lane! Thanks for checking my blog out 🙂 Balkans is an interesting and beautiful area of Europe.. I can’t wait to go back! I especially fell in love with Montenegro. Next I am going to a remote Norwegian island called Svalbard 🙂 Going to check your blog too!
Awesome! I have heard about Svalbard. Why do you think it is getting attention? I am sure it is lovely. I lived in Iceland for 4 years so I get the remote, wild, rugged and natural beauty.
I am so happy that I stumbled across your blog.
I am loving the content and looking forward to more 🙂
Hi Darshana. Thanks for leaving a sweet comment, I will go check out your blog too! 🙂
Just came across your blog. I find it interesting. I loved traveling in Nepal myself! Glad to find a blogger from there 🙂 I look forward to reading more from you!
Welcome. I just went over to your blog and checked out the Kathmandu post 🙂 I am going to read more from you as well.
Hi, nice to meet you. Your homeland country of Nepal is wonderful. I spent 6 weeks travelling and learn reiki in Pokhara. Your blog looks interesting, I will read it more now:) btw, what you do in Poland?
Hi, nice to meet you too! So cool that you’ve visited Nepal, and Pokhara is very beautiful – I like it better than my hometown, Kathmandu. I work here in Poland – I will go check out your blog too! 🙂
Auw.. Kathmandu is very hectic:) but so colourful. Glad to know you. I follow you know. cheers.
Hey!! I came across your blog today and you won’t believe I spent full 1 hour on your posts. Wonderful journey and places, shots are so awesome. Now own wards m definitely gonna wait for your posts. C ya!!
Hi, thank you so much for taking the time and hope to see you here again! 🙂
We have a few things in common!
My grandparents were from poland
I visited Nepal yeaaaaaars ago
I love pickles!
A road trip across the US is on my bucket list too!
Well that’s a good start 😆
Wow that’s some interesting common points! When was it when you visited Nepal? I am sure it was so different back then! We need to cross the US roadtrip off from our bucketlists one day 😀 Thanks for stopping by, and welcome to my blog 🙂
Nepal was in 2001. We travelled 5 months in India and spent a week in Kathmandu. Yeaaaaaars ago!
I’ll try to scan and post the photos I have in an article soon. 😉
Oh that will be interesting! I was just a kid back in 2001 hehe.