How long is too long at home?

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Tokyo, Japan

Hello fellow travelers!

It’s just me writing a random postcard for you once again (with a cute photo of a cafe in Tokyo). My life has been painfully boring lately… Maybe it’s because I’m used to traveling all the time and now I have spent the last 3 months at home in Finland. What has my life become when a few months at home are literally killing me?

Sometimes I curse myself for starting this travel lifestyle.

I can’t stop looking for flight deals and so tonight I will probably give in for the want to be free again. Barcelona, Gdansk, Berlin, Budapest, Tallinn… Those are just some of the cities that are taking over my mind currently. The flights are just so cheap so I can’t help myself! Where should I go? What kind of holiday should I plan this time?

With love & wanderlust,
Lost Viivi

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Blogging isn’t easy but who cares!

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Brighton, UK

Hey, all travelers out there!

How are you doing today? I’m again here writing this postcard and updating you about my life. It’s like 2pm and I’m still wearing my nightwear. Someone could say that this is a slow morning or a bad start for the day. For me, on the other hand, today has been very productive. Day by day I keep updating my blog. Little things, small steps, everything I want to change and add there. It feels good.

However, it’s not surprising because I’m literally in the same situation as I was in when first starting my travel blog. A few months ago I returned from my long trip to Japan. I haven’t been traveling and so my soul yearns something more. It’s hard to stay at home doing nothing. Or well-doing everything except traveling!

When I first started writing Go Travel Global¬†I had just returned from my first ever solo trip for three months in Japan. My life was going downhill. Writing about traveling made me feel alive. Then people started reading my not so professional blog and for the first time in my life I kind of found out that maybe my dreams of being a writer weren’t as impossible as the world made me believe.

And then I stopped blogging.

I love blogging but it’s not easy. When you write every week and want to make something out of blogging it consumes you. There’s nothing else you can think of. Every trip, every new memory, everything is a possible idea for a new blog post. And so I stopped because I love life. There was no time for anything else when I was blogging.

And now I have returned.

It took me a long time to realize that blogging doesn’t have to be serious. I can do whatever I want and that’s it! Now I have returned with a new mindset. This blogging doesn’t have to go anywhere. Of course, it would be nice to be “professional blogger” but I’m still living the life of student and freelancer writer right now so it doesn’t matter. Maybe something more will come out of this or maybe blogging will forever be just a hobby I passionately love!

Sorry for ranting once again but hey I stopped caring what people think or want. Like the name of this blog says – I’m just an idiot who writes postcards for no one on the internet…

With love,
Lost Viivi

Maybe I’m a blogger again?

Montpellier, France

Hello again!

See how well I’m doing with blogging right now? Third time within a week! I have been feeling so good about blogging like I could really do this again. Not think and just post content I want to write.

In addition to these short postcard rants, I have also started to update my old posts in GoTravelGlobal. In fact, the photo above is from my 13 Free Things To Do In Montpellier, France post I just updated. It’s like two years old and so my English wasn’t yet even on this level. Also, my grasp of SEO, keywords, etc. was nonexistent. Maybe now I will get new readers through my posts! ūüôā

That’s all today. Please check out my Montpellier posts if you’re interested in a city not so popular amongst people who travel to Europe even if the south coast of France should be on everyone’s bucket lists…

With love,
Lost Viivi

Restless Soul

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Helsinki, Finland

Hello there!

How is your life going? Anything exciting happening for you? I feel like I’m stuck in the boring normal. (Even if my life is far from boring or normal…)¬†I have been at home for a month and even during this month I have done a weekend cruise with family. In three weeks I will go for a road trip around Germany and right after that two months trip to Japan. So boring, right?

But it has nothing to do with my travels or me finally going towards my dreams. I don’t do good with routine and that’s what my life is right now. I woke up at morning, do the job I love, blog for hours, drink too many cups of tea, read books and watch movies. It sounds like a dream life even when I read it but still, something is missing. Something just doesn’t work out. My feet are restless and heart missing new unknown lands.

It’s hard to read my own mind and I just need to leave somewhere, do something I have never done before…

With love,
Viivi Severina

Sunsets and sea

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Kalajoki, Finland

Hello there somewhere!
When was the last time you saw a sunset? For me it was on my Turkey trip. The beach was quiet all around me. Everyone has already left for the dinner, sunbathers abandoned their places. I love moments like that. Just me and this new unknown city that has opened its doors for me during the short stay. Sunset is the mark of the ending but also beginning of something new.

However, because someone just happens to be the laziest person on the earth those photos aren’t yet available. (Month isn’t enough for me to edit some photos…)¬†Instead here is a super old photo of a sunset!

With love,
Lost Viivi

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Beach before summer

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Turku, Finland

What’s your favorite time to go for a beach? Most people will answer right away, summer. In my opinion, this needs deeper thinking than just giving the first answer coming to my mind.

Summer on the beach is of course amazing! Going to swimming, hot sand and sunbathing for hours. Relaxation is the keyword when we talk about summer beaches. That’s nice for a few days but not my favorite time to go to the beach.

Winter, on the other hand, has its own charm. You can’t see the sand or water (I’m now talking about Finnish winters with too much snow everywhere). This means walking on the ice/lake’s surface is possible and so you can just go from one beach to another without thinking the water under you. Winter also means skiing and skating on the ice!

Both of those seasons are nice and all but my favorites are autumn and spring. Today’s postcard photo was taken a year ago in Turku. Spring had just begun.

The raw nature, quietness and tragic atmosphere of beach in autumn or spring make me feel poetic. Stormy sky. Dark wet sand under my sneakers. Only deadly cold water making sounds when hitting the beach. Perfect. I find these moments perfect and so my answer to the question is spring or autumn.

With love,
Viivi

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Beach weak continues!

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Rovaniemi, Finland

The second day of beach week!
And even then my photo isn’t of a¬†traditional sand beach. This is how most beaches in Finland look like. Forest all around clear blue water (or in most cases dark dirty water). I took this photo while in university exams in Finnish¬†Lapland. It’s so funny to think that just a few years ago I was ready to start studying and giving my life for a school. Right now my days are full of writing and doing whatever I WANT.

Despite the life change, Rovaniemi keeps calling me back. The city is lovely but small like most Finnish cities. The nature of Lapland just seems so beautiful. I have once visited there during autumn colors but it was years ago. Maybe I will return next year, year after that or someday in the far away future.

Have you ever visited Lapland?

With love,
Lost Viivi

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Beach in my hostel?

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I forget the name of this hostel in Budapest…

How are you doing?
It’s finally starting to feel like a summer in Finland and so what would be a better way to celebrate this than sharing photos of different kind of beaches all week long? We will start with a photo from Budapest. Palm trees and dreamy blue color. I felt like staying on beach during my stay in this hostel!

The fun thing is that I arrived in the hostel late at night but there was literally no one else. Just me and the two people who checked me in. I had this room fully for myself. Palm trees and all. That’s why I was able to take this photo without feeling embarrassed of taking photos of the painting above someone’s bed.

If you ask my opinion hostels with a small decorations like this are the best. What do you think? Like always all comments are more than welcome!

With love,
Summer Viivi

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Waiting for summer and cottage life

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Cottage in the middle of nowhere

Hello travelers!

Are you always ready to adventure around the world or do you need “holiday” from your exciting life like me? This photo was taken right next to our cottage. Perfect place to relax between the crazy traveler and blogger life. Just nature, animals and quietness around you. What else would wild adventurer ask from her holiday?

Cottage life is super normal in Finland. I think that like half of families living in Finland own their own cottage or visit someone else’s cottage every year. We just love our homes away from home. I can’t remember any summer from my childhood when we wouldn’t have spent at least a week on our cottage. Swimming, eating barbecue food, and playing board games. Those are the happiest memories I have.

With love,
Lost Viivi

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