Morning Bliss

I’ve been wanting to change my morning routine for a while. On weekdays, I have afternoon classes so I spend my mornings lazing around the house before heading to university. But today was different. My mother usually goes for morning walks in the neighborhood and I decided to join her since I’m not a big fan of the gym.

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I can’t tell you how amazing I felt afterwards, there’s something about walking in nature that truly rejuvenates you. Besides the obvious health benefits, I got to spend some quality time with my mother and I know how happy it made her. They say the best way to make yourself happy is to make someone else happy, right? And as an added bonus I was rewarded with beautiful scenery, which I never take the time to appreciate. Sometimes it’s just a little lifestyle change that can make a big difference and drastically improve your day. I’m going to start doing this three times a week, hopefully I can keep it up.

What is your morning routine like? Do you prefer to exercise at the start or end of your day?

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Tourist At Home

I live in such a small yet beautiful country. Just when I thought I’d seen it all, yesterday was proof of how little I’d actually seen.

I went on a hiking trip with my geology class from university; we stopped at 10 locations and I hadn’t been to any of them. What was supposed to be an educational excursion turned into me discovering a whole new side of my homeland. I was a tourist in my own backyard.

Baloo' Bal'aa, Lebanon

Tannourine, Lebanon

Our last stop brought us to this gorgeous hidden waterfall within a cave. These pictures don’t do it justice but I tried my best to capture its beauty. If you’re ever in Lebanon and in the Tannourine area, I highly recommend you go see it as it’s truly breathtaking.

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Tannourine, Lebanon

We talk about travel all the time but sometimes the most beautiful treasures are not as far as we might think!