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TRAVEL: “the journey is the destination” … or something like it!

TRAVEL: “the journey is the destination” … or something like it!

Funny enough, sometimes words of wisdom work, and sometimes they don’t. A well-known one is “the journey is the destination”, which was 100% true for our Road to Hana day-trip in Maui. However, today I have never been further away from said saying. Traveling to Mauritius Island is an absolut dream come true, but when you have a 5 hour flight to Dubai, a 6 hour layover from 10pm until 4am, which is then followed by another 7 hour flight, the journey seems more like a never-ending story to prevent you from actually getting to the destination.

TRAVEL: difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations | Bikinis & Passports

I am the worst sleeper on planes. I can’t sleep sitting up and after a while, I get so upset about not sleeping that I can’t get myself out of that mindset anymore. Needless to say a 22-hour journey seemed nothing like the destination at all! At some point today, somewhere over the Indian Ocean, I actually started having doubts that we’d ever get there. (Drama, baby!). Well, turns out we got there in the end, and the second I stepped out and saw the endless shades of blue of the ocean, met with tropical flora and the perfect white colonial style hotel, those 22 hours seemed like nothing at all. What does that teach me? “Good things come to those that wait”, perhaps? Actually, I am honestly just incredibly grateful to be dressing in an off-should top and sandals for dinner on Mauritius right now. Life is amazing and the prettiest destinations definitely are worth spending almost an entire day traveling – no matter how little sleep it takes!

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“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations!”

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9 Comments

  • 4 years ago

    Ich bin ein genauso schlechter Schläfer in Flugzeugen wie du und ich kann dich so gut verstehen. Ich wünsche euch einen wundervollen Aufenthalt <3

    Liebe Grüße
    Luise | http://www.just-myself.com

  • 4 years ago

    wow the scenery is incredibly beautiful! Enjoy your trip! 🙂

  • 4 years ago

    Ich hab eure Reise auf Snapchat verfolgt und mir auch gedacht, ob Mauritius es so eine lange ‘Anreise’ wert ist… Nachdem ich ein paar eurer Fotos auf IG gesehen hab, würd ich sagen… jup, ist es! 😉 So schön!!! Genießt es!
    LG, Andrea

    • vicky
      4 years ago

      Haha dieser Gedanke kam mir während dem letzten Flug nicht nur einmal in den Kopf 🙂 Aber in der Sekunde als wir auf der Insel waren, hat sich die Reise sofort relativiert. Ausserdem gibt es ja mit Austrian Direktflüge von Wien – die hat es nur für unsere Reisedaten nicht gegeben. Aber ich glaube direkt ist’s gar nicht so schlimm.

      xox Vicky

  • 4 years ago

    Ooh wie schön es dort aussieht! 🙂 Ich musste einmal 10 Stunden von Houston nach Hause fliegen ohne Entertainment System am Sitz vor mir ! Dass es sowas heutzutage auf Langstreckenflügen überhaupt noch gibt! Das war auch ein wirklich laaaaanger Flug!

    Liebe Grüße,
    Liebe Grüße,
    Sonja von Join The Sunny Side

  • 4 years ago

    Mauritius is beautiful, enjoy it! My boyfriend is from there so I’ve spent a couple of holidays there recently…make sure you do some exploring as well as enjoying your hotel/beach, there’s so much to see!
    If you don’t mind driving on the other side of the road I’d suggest hiring a car and doing a day trip – we went to see the “seven coloured earth”, a couple of waterfalls (the best is Chamarel waterfall, around 100m high), the Black River Gorges National Park (huge area with so may beautiful spots), in fact anywhere in the Black River region is gorgeous! Le Morne beach is also a highlight with a huge black rock/mountain behind it. If you fancy doing some traditional rum tasting there’s a distillery in Chamarel which lets you taste all the different flavours of rum (although they were a bit strong for me!)
    Rachel x

  • Greta
    4 years ago

    ach das tut gut zu lesen. Ich hadere auch immer so mit mir, meine wenigen Urlaubstage auch noch für An- und Abreise draufgehen zu lassen aber du hast recht: von nichts kommt nichts und das Ziel ist es hundert mal wert!
    Genießt euren Traumurlaub!
    xx
    Greta

  • 4 years ago

    Wunderschön habt ihr es dort! Es ist echt ne meegalange Reise wahnsinn, aber es hat sich auf jeden Fall ausgezahlt 🙂
    Ich wünsch euch beiden ganz viel Erholung und nen schönen Urlaub ♥
    xx Sandra
    http://saansh.com/

  • 4 years ago

    Wow, die Bilder sehen traumhaft aus!
    Ich wünsche dir noch eine schöne Zeit 🙂

    Liebste Grüße ♥ Mai
    http://www.sparkleandsand.com

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