It's that wonderful time of the year. Travelling can be such a thrilling experience. Rushing to the airport to catch your plane, meeting new people, visiting new places. It's all good, and you're all excited about it before you even land, but before the grand landing, you've got hours at hand. So let's see how you can make productive use of your time on a long flight.
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Emma Gulliford said it right! "Reading a good book is like taking a journey". You'll have hours before you reach your destination and there's no better friend than a good book (or books!) So while you're on your way to a new place, stock some of your favorite books, and keep your head in the clouds, literally and metaphorically.
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The Messsenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) mentioned that Du'a is readily accepted on certain occasions, and travelling is one of those occasions. Prior to your departure, make sure that you're clear on your needs and intentions, and download a Dua ebook or app so that you can make as much Dua as possible.
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Reading about the culture and history of a country before you even visit it gives you an insight on what awaits for you. Travel back into the history of the country, discover and learn about its culture and uniqueness. You might come across some facts and stories that might capture your interest.
Taking the plane can be quite an experience, but nothing matches the thrill of the plane's taking off, and the world starts looking so small while you're heading for the clouds. So make sure you take some incredible pictures of that unique moment (and make postcards out of them. why not?)
Long hours on a plane can be quite silent, and if you're traveling alone, this can become quite annoying. Listening to podcasts or lectures can make the journey seem less lonely. Make sure you download a few good lectures on your phone before taking the plane and keep those earphones handy.
Whether you're visiting a country for the first time or the third time, you need to plan your trip. Take this opportunity to make a list of all the places you'd want to visit and the activities you'd be doing. Your traveling will be more productive and you surely won't miss out anything you've planned.
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Travelling can, of course, be exhausting. After having used your time wisely and prepared yourself mentally to visit a new country, time to get some rest. Make sure you catch up on the sleepless nights you've lost in packing and waiting for your flight at the airport.