Seeking the Nooks and Crannies of the Mediterranean…

Seeking the nooks and crannies of the Mediterranean was one of the most rewarding and enriching travel experiences I’d ever had.

Whether we recognise it or not, our travels can often come to reflect so much about who we are and what we’re seeking.

Seeking the Nooks and Crannies of the Mediterranean

rustic shutters, Sifnos…

When I was younger, the islands I’d visit all had similar qualities. They were typically the more popular ones, hectic at the peak of summer months and usually places were I felt like I couldn’t sit still and always had to be doing something.

Seeking the Nooks and Crannies of the Mediterranean

door detail, Sifnos…

We struggle to identify when things actually change for us. Usually we’re not sure how it’s happened, only that it has and suddenly we’re no longer tolerant of the things that once upon a time never bothered us.

I can’t travel to the places I used to when I was young. I’m no longer drawn to them. Maybe they’ll entice me to go back in the future, but for now I’m seeking something very specific and it definitely leans toward having a more engaging experience with the places I visit.

Seeking the Nooks and Crannies of the Mediterranean

village home, Sifnos…

So…Where are my travels taking me? To the more understated islands. The ones that tend to be overlooked either because they’re too hard to get to or they’re lacking in entertainment value.

There’s a strong need to be completely immersed in the land of the places I’m visiting. I want to completely take in the landscape. I feel it with insatiable appetite. In return, I get back what I’m seeking. My travels this year made me feel so embraced by the islands I was visiting. The earth, the experiences, my encounters with people all lent themselves to indulging me with exactly what I needed. I felt soulfully nourished seeking the nooks and crannies of every place I visit.

Seeking the Nooks and Crannies of the Mediterranean

colours of Greece, Sifnos…

Seeking the nooks and crannies of the Mediterranean was one of the most rewarding and enriching travel experiences I’d ever had. It revealed much about the importance of thinking about your intentions before you travel somewhere.

What’s drawing you there? What do you anticipate is going to happen? So much of what we experience while we’re away reflects what we’re giving back, what we’re attracting. We are offered certain opportunities based on how closed or open we are to taking in our environment and surrendering to having a certain experience. Greece can be one of the most fulfilling places to travel through or it can be the most frustrating. We attract what we need to experience and confront within ourselves. At the end of the day, regardless of what happens, it makes for the most enriching and memorable adventures…

Want to come to Greece…? Email me: paula@mediterraneanwanderer.com

Happy travels…Paula x

 

 

 

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