Travel has the power to touch our lives and enrich us with once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Below we’ll explore our top five travel experiences that you should consider if you’re looking to change the pace in which you’re living your life.
1. Meet the Female Weavers of Guatemala
While the Mayan civilization died out centuries ago, their ancient culture is still being passed down from generation-to-generation through textiles. The female weavers and artisans living in the remote Maya highlands of Guatemala still use land looms to create beautiful fabrics. Through their looms, they tell stories of how these indigenous rural women struggle to make ends meet for their families while dealing with the threat of domestic violence and the strong culture of machismo. There is so much to be learned from these rural villages if only travelers would venture that far. A trip up the Guatemalan highlands to meet these inspiring women will definitely be a life-changing one.
2. Join a Pangea Dreams Retreat in 2020
Aside from being held in beautiful destinations around the world like Morocco, Bali, Peru, Tulum, and India, the Pangea Dreams Retreats help you learn how to use your passions and give them purpose. Courtney joined the Pangea Dreams Retreat to Bali and said how the self-love workshop was the highlight of the entire experience. Being able to bond with 17 other inspiring women from all over the world and realizing the shared challenges and dreams empowers her to be better.
Not only do you enjoy the experience of exploring bucket-list destinations with great company, but you also learn a lot about how to be a successful online entrepreneur.
3. Learn Spanish in Panama
Begin your journey at the colonial old town of Casco Viejo. Settled in 1673,
the town is characterized by beautiful, old-world Spanish architecture. Walk the streets and immerse yourself in this small blast from the past in the midst of a modern city, visit the museums, or attend the many operas or musical shows in the district.
Then, take your trip even further by learning Spanish at Habla Ya, where you can brush up on or learn the basics. When you’ve got the basics down, practice your newfound skills at any of the rooftop bars in Panama city and mingle with fellow women and solo travelers alike. There is nothing more empowering than learning new skills and implementing them in your daily life!
4. Find Inner Peace at Wat Langka in Cambodia
At first glance, you’ll see that the Wat Langka is a gorgeous and colorful structure in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh. More than its aesthetics, however, lies a rich spiritual history within this Buddhist temple. Built in 1442 by the last king of the Khmer Empire, the Wat Langka was a sanctuary for sacred Buddhist texts, and was also a meeting place for Cambodian and Sri Lankan monks. What’s more, unlike most places of worship that were destroyed during the Khmer Rouge’s regime, this temple remained unharmed as it was a storehouse for Buddhists.
This is why visiting this vast and storied temple feels like a step back in time. Let its strong spiritual force transform your soul by not only marveling at its beauty, but also meditating with one of the resident monks, regarded as some of Cambodia’s most respected teachers who can help you find your inner peace. After all, once you achieve peace in your life, there’s nothing you can’t conquer.
5. Reconnect With Your Soul in India
Immerse yourself in one of the most vibrant and culturally rich destinations in the world. Get lost exploring the beautiful pink city of Jaipur, home of the one and only Taj Mahal, and spend your time wandering markets and collecting colorful handicrafts.
With a culture inspired by spirituality, connection to the heart, beautiful rituals and celebrations, and rich history – there’s nowhere in the world like India. Take a guided trekking tour at the Bhuteshwar Nath Mahadev, which brings you around the oldest mountain ranges, and ends at the Sagar lake in Amer. The whole trip is known for being a mix of the adventurous and the spiritual, so make sure to bring a camera with you on this 5-hour hike. For a lighter option while trekking, Daniel Ling notes that mirrorless cameras are the best option you have, as the body is light and any lenses can be used. This way, you can take shot after shot of the exhilarating view that the trek has to offer without worrying about carrying a heavy load.
For anyone looking to explore India with other women, Pangea Dreams is heading to India in October 2020 for our Photography & Content Tour!
Blog post written by Lucy Phillips