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Hello! I'm Jay, Welcome to my website LifeOnATrip ; sharing here my travel adventures and discoveries with few pictures & videos. One of my hobby is to collect stamps on my passport! I am not a (blogger) pro, just no-filter here :)  Hoping to give little travel inspiration to you! World Tour is never ending...

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Experience in AirlieBeach in Whitsundays - Australia

I have been thinking of doing it for a while. Now it's done and I am so proud!

15000 Feet (5 km) and ~300kmh speed !

I was so excited and still so scared all the way from the morning I woke up and realize the skydive was on my agenda. How did that even happen? At what point my common sense agreed to this? Anyway..

I kept full silence until I actually jumped out of the plane...

I mean you could talk to me I wasn't really paying attention or caring much, I was in my mind, in my state, in my "mood" , couldn’t show much of any expression. I guess I was terrified ...

Me being silence equals to : overthinking, maybe stress and excitement and obviously asking myself why the heck did I enroll in this ! I am not a « quitter » neither a loser, I said I will do it and I am here .. there is no way back. What else could happen up there in the sky? at some point I will get down right? If I have to cry or be scared it won’t last more than 10mins, so what’s 10min in a life time ?? Hmmm... sshhhhhh just shusshhhh.. breathe. Period.

My skydive being in the morning the appointment was at 10am ish to the center. We were asked to drop all our things (phone, bags etc ) all in the locker ...

Oh No so I can't snap a little in the plane :( , yeah can't do ! All recordings are handled by the team.

Team of 7 people were brought by bus to the plane meeting point. There was a room were we had to watch safety and security training videos. I can tell you I watched it 6 times. They are some requirements like, buckle up in the plane, the ideal positions you have to be when jumping out of the plane, arms close to your upper body and when jumping how your body should be in “banana” mode. Trust me the panic wouldn’t let me remember it all therefore I was scared of messing it up. Brain again ! What if I panic so much I grab the instructor hands and arms and we loose balance ! 😱🥺

Ten thousands questions in my head...

What if parachute does not open? What if I am cold up there ? What if I can't breathe ?? What if I pass out ? What if it hurts all the way like in the plane when it goes suddenly down.. What if ... Shuuuushhh !

Instead of appreciating the view and having time to contemplate.

So much useless stress for nothing ! By the time we reached the door 1, 2, we jumped. No time to think and process. Maybe even better so people don’t freak out and attempt to hold on the doors. I don’t even remember screaming...

Facing the sky above the clouds, feeling the air and hearing this huge noise, while the instructor is on your back you are the first to see it all. Its crazy. I just somehow relaxed, and after jumping realized it was not hurting me as I expected ! No pain in the stomach omg ok I can actually love this moment. My mind switched and was just loving the present moment then forcing myself to close my mouth firmly and breath with the nose normally (I didn’t want to appear on videos with a big open mouth full of air looking like nonsense).

An incredible feeling and satisfaction while being in the air and free falling. I loved it and would do it again! So much speed so much WooooW!

When the parachute opens you suddenly go up but it doesn’t hurt it’s not unpleasant. After a while he asked me to control it, so I was moving it to the left and the right following the wind and that was so cool!

I am more scared of amusement parks with their up & down rides than this, now I know. It’s nothing like it. Nothing compare to this experience!

Whatever the price, get. This is a memory you need to keep on record, worth every penny.

Watching the videos brings up my heart beat over and over again ! It's insane!

Taking care of myself...

I decided to go on a yoga & meditation retreat in Mallorca. I had never been there before, I was not planning to spend time on sightseeing. Moreover, I have never booked such trips before.

Sometimes you just have to listen to your body (or to your close friend ;) )!

So, my main objective was to do nothing: no emails, no phone, no work, no social media, meet nobody... total disconnect. Just eat, walk, Yoga & Meditation, watch and listen around. No further plans...

Turned out to be quite an amazing retreat!

That view from my balcony room ...

The weather was fabulous, chilly mornings before 9am and between 24-28 degrees in the afternoon and heating quite fast. First, my accommodation was fantastic I could not have expected more!

A beautiful beach view, and listening to the waves before I sleep and in the morning. Time for reading, chilling and contemplate. Having a rest of mind I did not have for a while.

A clear program :

Enjoying yoga on the beaches (that was quite hard because the sand kind of hurts my hands a little), guided meditation with the coach, some chakra reading, shamanic cleansing ritual, paddle boarding, biking along the coast and swimming in the sea..

I came back fully energized, happy, much relaxed ... A new Me or could it be just the best of myself ?
Anyway... I should do that more often.

It's important to give ourselves time to feel refreshed, renewed, re-inspired and deeply rested in a peace and serene location. Mallorca and the setup did it well for me.

World Map Puzzle : Representation of my love for traveling !

I can’t recall how much time in total it took me but you can count in DAYS!! Few friends came over helping out for fun while having a glass of red wine 🤘🏾.

It's a puzzle of a complete world map in wood pieces, for a size of 150x90cm.

On the back of each wood pieces there is a number. Few countries like USA, China and other big ones are broken down by states, so its not that easy to place all of them on the map. Great challenge!

Few times I had to look at the instructions paper with the list of numbers corresponding to the country, but it does not tell you where to place it, you figure it out !

As an example Asia took us roughly 6hours minimum with my friend... was hard !!

I bought it on Amazon from MIMIinnovations, in March and placed it on my living room wall in June (finally) ...

I was lacking time and energy and I wasn't home over weekends and or tired etc.. Moreover, I needed few hands to help carry it and place it on the plexi glass.

This is the only decoration I have on my wall at home since I moved in 2015 and also the first time drilling holes in my wall 😬. I didn’t want to glue it directly to the wall because if I ever move out this is a tricky piece to fix and expensive on me, so I chose a plexi glass instead...

The most satisfactory moment once it was fixed on the wall and the best view once you enter my apartment ! I love it ! #Happy

Now thinking maybe I will add a Polaroid small picture around it from each country I visited (+68) but not sure I have the space 🧐. That would be a Phase II anyway...

I will now let it be and appreciate it like this 🗺 @worldmaptruepuzzle

Look up the video to see how it was built up !