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Cool shot, wouldn’t mind being there right now!
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I turned 18 in 2013, and instead of a debutante party (which is a norm for most girls), I asked my parents for a trip abroad instead. I wanted to go to Cambodia to see the temples and the historical sites. (Buddhist culture fascinates me.) My parents, who weren’t keen on throwing a party anyway (the stress of the planning would be too much, and I wasn’t a large crowd type of person to begin with), granted me my birthday wish. On October 31, me and my mom left Manila for Siem Reap (photo on the left).
The photo on the right was taken on November 3 at the Srah Srang, a historic tourist site, which formerly served the royal bathing pool. After a whole day of climbing up the highest temples in the area, we sat down at the ledge of this place and just looked at the trees and the sky and the bustle of the town. It was a beautiful moment. In fact, if I had to define serenity, it would be that moment, when amidst the movement and activity, the water was so still, it reflected the sky undisturbed. Needless to say, this photo is one of my favourites from that trip.
Sounds like a wonderful trip!
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Very nice shot, you must have a wonderful garden!
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This morning I thought I slept in after going to bed at 3am, but I looked at my clock and (surprise!), it was only 8:15. So I kept trying to go back to bed, but I only succeeded in doing so until 9:45. I took a shower and got ready. That, and writing my blog for yesterday on my iPhone, took up a solid chunk of my day. Then I wanted breakfast, but I was in the shower and missed it, so I decided to go scavenge for food. I put on my raincoat and lots of layers (it’s not as warm as I was hoping…), and I put on my flip-flops so I wouldn’t have to deal with wet shoes again. Then I walked out the door.
Nice shots, you are an inspirational trooper!
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Yesterday Hannah and I spent the entire day in Lima getting a personal tour of all the tourist sights! Pancho, a staff here at the orphanage, offered to take us and show us around because he is very familiar with Lima. Graciela, another staff here, also came along. It was a really fun and interesting day! We arrived to the center of Lima just in time to see the changing of the guards where the president lives. I learned some cool history about Lima and Peru, and got a good taste of what Lima is like! It was especially cool for me, having studied Spanish and Latin American culture and having been to Spain, to see the influence of the Spaniards on the Peruvian architecture. This time we ate at an actual Peruvian restaurant called La Muralla, and I had lomo saltado, which is a typical dish here. It’s marinated strips of steak served with rice, french fries, onions, and tomatoes all mixed up in one sauce, kind of like a soy sauce. Sooooo good!! Anyway, I’ll write more about the actual places we visited when I post all of the pictures on Facebook, which probably won’t be until I get home. But for now, here’s a couple pictures of the day we went to to the beach here in Lurín, and a couple from Lima!
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In May of 2009 my grandson and I went on a short trip from Portland, Oregon where we live to visit Mt. St. Helens located in the state of Washington.
It was a warm sunny day but the closer we got to the mountain itself the weather started to change and we came upon a lot of snow alongside the road.
Thankfully there were no snow covered roads, but the shoulders of the road had a lot of snow. So, of course I had to pull over and stop the first chance I got
and we got out to “play” in the snow! Well, not me too much as I was wearing flip flops ! Lol! I always get a laugh out of this picture of my flip floppy feet in the snow!
Brrrr, that must have been cold!
NOT LITERALLY but today marks my LAST day in Sydney after 10 weeks experiencing this amazing place. I will officially be kickin’ the bucket from Australia and heading back to Ohio. Australia has taught me heaps about myself, other people and life in general.
Living abroad can be tough from finding your way around a foreign place to understanding slang and being away from loved ones for several months. That being said, it can be one of the most INCREDIBLE, LIFE-CHANGING experiences of your life! It was for me.
Just after I arrived, I created an Australia Bucket List that included all the things I wanted to do before I left. Well, here I am on the last day of my time abroad and my bucket list is BEYOND complete.
1. Play with a Kangaroo
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Great shot, really well captured for us on the ground!
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I took this photo in Queensland, Hervey Bay. I’m escaping the winter in Scandinavia and before taking the picture I had enjoyed walking along the beach for kilometres… Australia is just the right place to be at “winter”!
Nice shot, getting cold in the Northern Hemisphere now!
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