Thursday, 4 June 2015

THE PUREST LOVE

"We travel not to escape life,
 but for life not to escape us."


Moments away from home puts things in perspective. It's true we travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us. We are only ever truly living in the present when we are taken out of our mundane routine of life and put in a different environment, and it is then that we can learn to truly appreciate the things we already have.


With studies taking up temporary priority I want to take this time to do a throwback, reminiscing on the times back in early January when I was travelling around Taiwan with my family: 

Surrounded by family whilst travelling on a train as I write this, a very strong thought comes to mind. Nothing stays the same so we must cherish it now. We will grow up, we will move out, we will have our own families to look after. Meanwhile our parents grow old and change mentally and physically. The young days are leaving us quick, this is probably one of our last family holidays together, a bitter-sweet thought. Taiwan, you are honoured. 

To be so attached to something is painful and beautiful all at the same time, but all worth it. This unbreakable bond I have with my family, I wouldn't give up for anything. For me, love for my family is everything. And that is what it should be. The purest most honest form of love that exists. 
 


The first, and most probably last, article which consists of no elements of fashion whatsoever, my apology for those who come here for fashion inspiration. Let this be a nice break from the material things we surround ourselves with.

*Good news, Taiwan was not our last family holiday. The Chensters are taking down Japan in December!

42 comments:

  1. Stunning photos for a stunning location
    xoxo

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  2. beautiful photos! i fell in love ! <3

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  3. Great post! Lovely photos :)
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  4. such a beautiful post, both written and visually. I love travel and you captured the need for it perfectly!

    XO Sahra
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  5. Such a beautiful place! Amazing pictures! :)
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  6. absolutely love it :)
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  7. These photos are so beautiful, makes me want to visit :)

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  8. These photos are so pretty! :)

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  9. oh wow, this pics are so beautiful :) I want to visit this places :)

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  10. Taiwan looks like a magical place, the pics are gorgeous! x
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  11. What a magical place it is. Spectacular views.
    xox
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  12. wow! beautiful pictures, I wish to visit this place someday and i can wait for you Japan pics!! x
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  13. These pictures are absolutely beautiful! You have an amazing eye! I literally feel like i could step into these pictures!

    Have a lovely day,
    Rebecca xoxo
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  14. Taiwan looks beautiful! Do share how long one should stay and whens best to visit.

    Adding this to my bucket list.

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    1. I went for 1 week but it was definitely too rushed, I would recommend at least 2 weeks if you plan to go beyond just Taipei which I would also recommend to do as a lot of the beauty resides outside of the city <3 I went in Winter which was surprisingly not too cold but I was lucky it didn't rain when we were there. Spring or Summer should be a beautiful time to go though :)

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  15. amazing photo!

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  16. Beautiful!Amazing photos

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  17. Beautiful!Amazing photos

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  18. Great photos, I agree, I love to travel.

    xx Falasha
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  19. these photos are amazing. I understand what you're talking about for family sometimes you don't realize how important they are. :]

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  20. So nice to hear you love your family so much and have a strong relationship!
    Very beautiful photos as well, seems like the perfect holiday!
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  21. Louise, it's so fun to stop by your blog again and see these stunning pictures. I feel like I just traveled to Taiwan with you:) Thank you so much for sharing and for your beautiful thoughts.

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  23. Looks perfect!

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  24. Nice post. What camera do you use?


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    1. Thanks Grace!
      I use a EOS 550D Canon. Lens changes but for the shots above I used a 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 lens

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  25. Great shots babe! Love them!

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  26. Nice post!

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  27. I love the photos you captured from your Taiwan trip. I've always wanted to travel there and i'm curious whether we still have to apply for visa or not?

    Have a nice day!

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    1. Aww thank you!
      And nope :) as long as you don't stay for longer than 30 days then no visa required. You should defs go, wonderful country! <3

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  28. Taiwan is such a nice place.
    It's nice you shared it with us
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  29. Wow, so beautiful!
    xoxo Jessica
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  30. beautiful photos
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  31. Love this post<3 thanks for sharing
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  32. oh how wonderful !
    I'm so jealous. I'd love to travel a lot, but it's not possible...

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  33. Beautiful pictures!!
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  34. Beatiful photos! Love it

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