#MTAnews: I’m back!

“Travel has a way of stretching the mind. The stretch comes not from travel’s immediate rewards, the inevitable myriad new sights, smells and sounds, but with experiencing firsthand how others do differently what we believed to be the right and only way.” – Ralph Crawshaw

It is official. I’m coming back home. After 135 days on the road. After all that travels. After visiting Azerbaijan, Georgia, Abkhazia, Armenia, Nagorno Karabakh and Iran. I’m coming back home!

After meeting thousands of super nice and hospitable people. After drinking uncountable amount of tea, wine, chacha and cognac. I’m back.

Georgia Travel David Gereja Monastery, Coming Back Home

Coming back home my travels! 

I can enjoy gatherings with my family. I can indulge in lunches and gossips with my Girls. I can finally lay down on the sofa with my book. I can catch up with my lovely nephews. I can go horse riding in our house in the countryside. Maybe attend a date or two with those handsome rugby players that has been sending all those email. Yeah Right! I wish I could.

I’m back. And for past two weeks I have been relaxing. Lazy me you will say! But I wasn’t able to relax fully. In the back of my head I have all those thoughts about what I should do.

I should copy all the pictures on my computer. Edit them and add them to my picture library on my blog. I should write about 5 posts for ‘Things You Didn’t Know’ series. And maybe about 10 for ‘From the Road’. Not to mention constant ‘photography hunt’ for participants for my weekly ‘Friday Lens Affair’.

Azerbaijan Ivanowka Kolkhoz, Coming Back Home

I should write post about all the great places and cities I have visited. About all the amazing people I have met! Oh and I should send email to all of them as well.

I should write about all the crazy situations I got myself into. 

About joining expedition from Institute of Forest Protection in the mountains of Tusheti. 

About visiting Ivanowka, one of the last existing kolkhoz in the world. 

About escaping from the hotel in Dilijan. 

About getting best hitchhiking ride ever, on a private tour bus.

About getting a metal profile of Stalin as a gift. 

About illegal visit to Agdam and many more.

Armenia, Travel, Meghri, Coming Back Home

I should maybe write guides about countries I have visited. I should try to approach some on-line magazines and newspaper for featuring my pictures and stories.

I should. I should. I should. What I really should do was to write on the road! At least a bit. Some drafts. Some brief ideas.

I’m really full of admirations for those bloggers who manage to be so well organized. so up to date.

Not that I’m not driven! I really love sharing my stories and pictures from my travels. I love to talk about my adventures. I love to inspire people to travel and to dream. I can’t help thinking I should finish this post and start writing the others.

Iran Travel Kadovan, Coming Back Home

Please, please my dear readers have patience for me. I’m obviously very slowly getting this whole travel blogging rules and logics. but I have a feeling I started to move in a right direction. I will write posts about all the amazing adventures I have got myself into this year. It just may take a while.

Love you all. Keep on visiting my blog, there are many stories coming your way. You won’t be disappointed. You want to stay updated with my travel affairs? Check out #MTAnews section. Marysia

Like what you read? How about your experiences with coming back home?

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32 thoughts on “#MTAnews: I’m back!

  1. Silvia

    Haha toootally get falling behind on blogging! Though I have to say, in March I’m heading to Iran and Armenia, so I am looking forward to your posts!
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  2. Wow sounds like you had quite the journey! Can’t wait to read all about it :)

  3. Pani Marishu,

    Nice post, keep writing and everything, but please DO NOT try to be more organized, you gonna kill yourself!

  4. Carl Valenzona

    Your 135 days of travel seems really great. I am not a big fan of travel but reading your post inspired me. Thanks for sharing! You’re a genuine sweetheart!

  5. Belle

    What an interesting page!! I love the colour scheme :) Xmas is definitely an important time to be with the family! :)

  6. Sol Felice Alvarado

    Yes, you should write about your travel adventures. It’s always nice to read crazy travel stories. I’m looking forward to your next couple of posts about it! :)

  7. Welcome back! Looking forward to reading more of your travel stories :-)
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    • Thanks a lot Becky! Much appreciated! :)

  8. Jon Patrick

    We love your blog, and appreciate all the effort you put into it! Welcome home!

    • Thanks a lot Jon, good to be back ;)

  9. Welcome back! Can’t wait to hear all about your misadventures and interesting stories. The places you go are inspiring.

    I know I, should, relax long enough to enjoy time with family and friends but I just start planning more travel.
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  10. laarnie

    You got nice photos , I’m thinking to visit those place too , thanks for sharing.

    • Thanks a lot Laarnie, not that I want to tease but wait for the rest of the pictures, they are just amazing! :)

  11. Wow! Slow down. Take a deep breath. And start writing! Sounds like an amazing list of places and activities. Doesn’t seem like you should be worried about solo in South Africa.
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    • Ha ha ha, thanks a lot Gaelyn! The thing is that it is not South Africa that interests me, but more like Congo, Chad, Angola, Zambia, Sudan, Uganda. I have been in Benin, but it is a very safe country…
      And thanks, I have started editing pictures and writing today :)
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  12. Mo

    Welcome back and hope you keep on writing! :)
    I wanna read the story about escaping from the hotel in Dilijan…. lol :D what happened!
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    • Long story Mo, not the best one in my life though! Let me only say that I consider Armenian men a bit too persistence!
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  13. Gran Canaria Local

    This looks a great taster of what’s to come. Love the photos. Oh, and welcome home.

    • Thanks Matthew, I had a trip of my life and I have a feeling people may like to read about it :)

  14. Archie

    I hope to travel like this soon – Wait – in 135 days!?
    I might end up a poor traveler.

    • Ha ha ha Archie, it is long indeed! And it had a significant strain on my wallet, but for my travels are worth all the money possible! :) They are my main purpose of life :)

  15. Tom

    Welcome home ;) You surely did enjoy your trip!! But from what I know about you, you won’t stay too long in one place!
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    • Ha ha ha Tom, you know me to well indeed! But I may sth really shocking now, I may stay home till Christmas! (not counting few little European affairs, but those are like traveling in your own country ha ha ha)
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      • Tom

        So that’s probably your record! ;) But it’s good to spend Christmas with family :)
        I must also admit that the news design on your blog looks great!
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        • Tom I love my new design as well… ha ha ha modest me! :)
          As for Christmas, it is my Golden Rule to be at home!

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