Route & Review was created in May 2017.
3 Years ago!
I left for my first USA adventure in October 2014 and returned in September 2016.
After having been abroad for those two years I decided that it was time I turned my writing into reviewing.
My original introduction to the blog:
This blog is the results of an opiniative traveler; a girl with opinions regarding both the literary world and the one we live in. Reviews on places and events that I have encountered on my journies as well as a few short stories (to come at a later stage) based on the locations I have experienced.
All I wanted was to travel and read and find out what life was made for. And I did travel, I read as much as I could (which was never enough) and well- life is still a stranger to me. Because life happens. And if I wasn’t working I was helping a stranger find his way to the subway, or celebrating yet another co-workers birthday, sleeping, doing my washing hastily while trying to keep the household of 6 individuals in a foreign country at bay. And if I wasn’t doing that I was sitting in my room enjoying the silence or getting lost on my way to the train station or stranded at a fair. My point is I got on the airplane ready for the adventure and life didn’t disappoint
Map My Journey: The First Two Years
Those first two years of traveling were as amazing as they were tough. I had managed to work full time, sustain myself and see pieces of the world that I could never have dreamed of.
View my first two years post by post:
The Next Two Years
The Next Two and a half Years I did not just work in America, but I adventured through it. I realized that yes, I was there to work, but that did not mean I could not break away every now and then. I was able to live more, explore more and actually found time to appreciate what every State had to offer.
PICTURES TO FOLLOW SOON
What my blog is becoming now:
In celebration of becoming a better traveller I want to become a better writer as well, thus I am changing the platform of Route & Review. So far my blog has been a way of talking about my travels in an informative way as well as sharing the books that I was able to read on these travels.
But I want more, I want my blog to be a more creative outlet for my colorful life.
In hopes of that I am planning to retell my story of my experiences here in the UAE in a short-story kind of way. I wanted to add my love for literature into the blog in more ways than simply reviewing books.
Hope you enjoy the retelling of my adventures,
As much as I loved writing them 🚗